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Photo Flash: Kelli O'Hara Performs at AFTD'S HOPE RISING BENEFIT

Last nights AFTD's HOPE RISING BENEFIT co-chaired by Donald Newhouse, Kathy Newhouse Mele, and Daniel Hedaya was a spectacular gathering to honor David Zaslav, (President and CEO of Discovery Communications) with the Susan Newhouse & Si Newhouse Award of Hope. Paula Zahn served as the host for the evening and attendees were dazzled by selection of songs performance of Tony Award winner Kelli O'Hara (The King and I) including a wonderful rendition of ""If You Knew Susie."

About AFTD

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.

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Photo Flash: Kelli O'Hara Performs at AFTD'S HOPE RISING BENEFIT
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 29: Katherine Newhouse Mele (L) and President of Advance Publications Donald Newhouse (R) attend The Association for Frontotemporal Degaeneration's Hope Rising Benefit at The Pierre Hotel on September 29, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Monica Schipper/Getty Images for The Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration)

Photo Flash: Kelli O'Hara Performs at AFTD'S HOPE RISING BENEFIT
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 29: Actress Kelli O'Hara performs on stage during The Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration's Hope Rising Benefit at The Pierre Hotel on September 29, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Monica Schipper/Getty Images for The Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration)

Photo Flash: Kelli O'Hara Performs at AFTD'S HOPE RISING BENEFIT
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 29: President of Advance Publications Donald Newhouse, Newscaster Paula Zahn, Katherine Newhouse Mele and Chief Executive Officer of Discovery Communications David Zaslav attend The Association for Frontotemporal Degaeneration's Hope Rising Benefit at The Pierre Hotel on September 29, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Monica Schipper/Getty Images for The Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration)

Photo Flash: Kelli O'Hara Performs at AFTD'S HOPE RISING BENEFIT
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 29: President of Platinum Properties Daniel Hedaya, Gail Anderson, President of Advance Publications Donald Newhouse, Newscaster Paula Zahn, Katherine Newhouse Mele andChief Executive Officer of Discovery Communications David Zaslav attend The Association for Frontotemporal Degaeneration's Hope Rising Benefit at The Pierre Hotel on September 29, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Monica Schipper/Getty Images for The Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration)

Photo Flash: Kelli O'Hara Performs at AFTD'S HOPE RISING BENEFIT
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 29: Chief Executive Officer of Discovery Communications David Zaslav, Katherine Newhouse Mele, President of Advance Publications Donald Newhouse and President of Platinum Properties Daniel Hedaya attend The Association for Frontotemporal Degaeneration's Hope Rising Benefit at The Pierre Hotel on September 29, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Monica Schipper/Getty Images for The Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration)

Photo Flash: Kelli O'Hara Performs at AFTD'S HOPE RISING BENEFIT
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 29: Chief Executive Officer of Discovery Communications David Zaslav, Katherine Newhouse Mele, President of Advance Publications Donald Newhouse, Executive Director of AFTD Susan Dickinson and President of Platinum Properties Daniel Hedaya attend The Association for Frontotemporal Degaeneration's Hope Rising Benefit at The Pierre Hotel on September 29, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Monica Schipper/Getty Images for The Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration)

Photo Flash: Kelli O'Hara Performs at AFTD'S HOPE RISING BENEFIT
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 29: Actress Kelli O'Hara performs at The Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration's Hope Rising Benefit at The Pierre Hotel on September 29, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Monica Schipper/Getty Images for The Association for Frontotemporal

Photo Flash: Kelli O'Hara Performs at AFTD'S HOPE RISING BENEFIT
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 29: Actress Kelli O'Hara attends The Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration's Hope Rising Benefit at The Pierre Hotel on September 29, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Monica Schipper/Getty Images for The Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration)


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