– January 27, 2014 – A masterful list of superstars comes together for a spectacular fundraiser to support MSA (multiple system atrophy) awareness. The evening finds world-renowned chefs preparing a rock ‘n roll dine-around that reflects the spirit of
Chef Kerry Simon and his passion for food, music and imagination. While the culinary team provides the bites, Kerry’s musician friends will band together onstage for the performance of a lifetime as guests rock, chow and mingle for a great cause.
Partnering with Keep Memory Alive, the charitable arm of the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health, Kerry and his supporters have put together an amazing night of electrifying music and gastronomic
greatness to raise money for this important, and often ignored, cause.
This cocktail party, unlike any other, will feature chefs including
Daniel Boulud, Kim Canteenwalla, Wylie DuFresne, Grant Macpherson, Michael Mina, Rick Moonen, Justin Nilson, Charlie Palmer, Megan Romano,
Tony Schutz, Mark Tarbell and Jean-Georges Vongerichten. Rockers Alice Cooper, Slash, Sammy Hagar and Vince Neil join house band Sin City Sinners to entertain as supporters dine and imbibe. Special guest Sabriel will also perform
during the party.
Thursday, Feb. 27
Keep Memory Alive Event Center
$1,000 Rock ‘n Roll Star – includes VIP pre-party reception with celebrity meet and greet (6 p.m.), access to the Rock ‘n Roll Cocktail Party, an autographed poster and entry into the VIP after-party at
Simon Restaurant | Lounge at Palms Place featuring chefs Roy Choi, Barry Dakake, Richard Tapia, Mark Purdy and Tammy Alana. Special guest Chris Clouse, who has performed over the years at Kerry’s many restaurants, will also perform during the after party.
There are a limited amount $500 Rock ‘n Roll Roadie tickets available which include general admission into the Rock ‘n Roll Cocktail Party (7 p.m.).
Keep Memory Alive is designated as a 501(c)(3). Donating parties' contributions may be eligible for tax deductions.
Other performers and chefs will be added to the lineup and announced as confirmed. Please check the
Kerry Simon Says Fight MSA event Facebook page for updates.
ABOUT THE “SIMON SAYS FIGHT MSA” MOVEMENT
In December 2013, rock ‘n roll chef Kerry Simon bravely went public to let the community know that he is battling multiple system atrophy (MSA), an incurable and rapidly progressive neurodegenerative, and
ultimately fatal, disease that affects multiple parts of the body, causing slowness of movement, muscle rigidity and poor balance. Kerry’s newfound mission in life is to improve the level of knowledge of MSA, speak up to increase global awareness of the disease
and to create a network for those affected by MSA and their families. March is MSA Awareness month, help spread the word! Simon Says Fight MSA! #FMSA
ABOUT CLEVELAND CLINIC LOU RUVO CENTER FOR BRAIN HEALTH
Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health provides state-of-the-art care for cognitive disorders and for the family members of those who suffer from them. The physicians and
staff at the Center for Brain Health continuously work towards the development of early diagnosis and the advancement of knowledge concerning mild cognitive disorders, which could one day delay or prevent their onset. Patients receive expert diagnosis and
treatment at the Center for Brain Health, which offers a multidisciplinary patient-focused approach to diagnosis and treatment, promoting collaboration across all care providers, offering patients a complete continuum of care and infusing education and research
into all that it does. The facility, designed by Frank Gehry, houses clinical space, a diagnostic center, neuroimaging rooms, physician offices, laboratories devoted to clinical research and the Keep Memory Alive Event Center. For more information, visit
ABOUT KEEP MEMORY ALIVE
Keep Memory Alive, whose mission is to provide enhanced treatment and ultimately cures for patients and their families suffering
from neurocognitive disorders, raises awareness and funds in support of the
Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health. By supporting Keep Memory Alive and its fight against neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Huntington’s, Parkinson’s, ALS and memory disorders of all kinds, we can ensure progress towards better
treatments and ultimately cures will occur in Las Vegas. For additional information call (702) 263-9797 or visit