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Kelli O'Hara Performs at INAUGURAL HOPE RISING BENEFIT

Three members of the Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration community, Donald Newhouse, AFTD Board member Kathy Newhouse Mele, and Daniel Hedaya, will host AFTD's inaugural New York City benefit, Hope Rising. The evening will celebrate one of AFTD's most generous supporters, David Zaslav, President and CEO of Discovery Communications, who will be honored with the Susan Newhouse & Si Newhouse Award of Hope.

SPECIAL MUSICAL PERFORMANCE | KELLI O'HARA, Tony Award Winning Actress

HONORING | DAVID ZASLAV, President & Chief Executive Officer of Discovery Communications with

THE Susan Newhouse & SI NEWHOUSE AWARD OF HOPE

HOST | Paula Zahn, American Journalist and Newscaster

ATTENDEES INCLUDE| Daniel Hedaya, David Zaslav, Donald Newhouse, Kathy Newhouse Mele, Susan Dickinson

WHAT | AFTD's Inaugural Hope Rising Benefit

WHEN | Thursday, September 29th

WHERE | The Pierre Hotel | 2 E 61st St, New York, NY 10065

ABOUT | Not all dementia is Alzheimer's. The most common form for people under age 60 is FTD. The Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration (AFTD) is the leading nonprofit working to improve quality of life for people affected by FTD, and to drive research to a cure. The inaugural Hope Rising Benefit is the largest event of its kind ever hosted by AFTD, targeting increased awareness of FTD and support needed to accelerate AFTD's mission. Those gathered on 9/29 will play a vital role in advancing: collaborative research; increased awareness; vital support for those directly impacted; education for healthcare professionals; and advocacy for appropriate, affordable services.

Official Site: http://www.theaftd.org/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheAFTD/

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/AFTDCure

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/TheAFTDorg?feature=watch


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