NEW YORK, May 18, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Award-winning actor David Hyde Pierce, Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Spike Lee, former NFL player and entrepreneur Leonard Marshall, and Tony Award winner James Lapine will all highlight CaringKind's 26th annual Forget-Me-Not Gala on Monday, June 6th, at The Pierre Hotel in NYC. CaringKind is New York City's leading expert on Alzheimer's and dementia caregiving. The Forget-Me-Not Gala is a way for CaringKind to continue to raise funds to support the myriad of programs they offer. The Purist will serve as the media sponsor for the evening.
David Hyde Pierce will serve as the master of ceremonies for the event. Jon Henes, CEO of C Street Advisory Group, will serve as the Gala Chair. The event will feature music by DJ Mad Marj. In a special ceremony, Spike Lee will present Leonard Marshall with the "Courage and Leadership for Awareness Award." CaringKind's gala features a cocktail reception at 6:30pm, followed by dinner, awards, music, and a live auction at 7:30pm, ending the night with an afterparty beginning at 9:30pm.
The night will honor individuals that have demonstrated unparalleled dedication to providing quality care for individuals and families affected by Alzheimer's disease and related dementias. Honorees will also include:
- Daughters InSanity (one of CaringKind's sponsors) founders Ellen Breslow Newhouse, Laura Kane, and Hail Breindel with the "Family Caregiver Award."
- Cofounder and Director of Product for Blue Zones, Nick Buettner, with the "Wellness and Longevity Leadership Award."
- Leonard Marshall, former NFL player, entrepreneur, and advocate, with the "Courage and Leadership for Awareness Award."
- James Lapine, Tony Award winner and Pulitzer Prize Director, with the "Creative Leadership Award."