The Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation hosted its 4th Annual Great Ladies Luncheon and Fashion Show on Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at The Ritz-Carlton in Washington, DC. The Luncheon, co-chaired by Leonard A. Lauder and Elise and Marc Lefkowitz, was held in partnership with Saks Fifth Avenue. The day commenced at 10:45 a.m. with an Alzheimer’s drug discovery update hosted by NBC’s Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent, Andrea Mitchell and presented by Howard Fillit, MD, Executive Director and Chief Science Officer. At 12 noon, guests enjoyed lunch and a runway show and special appearance by Erdem. Kathleen Matthews, Chief Communications and Public Affairs Officer for Marriott International, emceed the Luncheon and Pat Summitt, former head coach of the University of Tennessee Lady Volunteer basketball team, received the Great Ladies Award. The event raised over $239,000 for Alzheimer's disease research and related programs.
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