A new documentary that tells how a son’s love for his father led to Las Vegas becoming a global leader in the research and treatment of brain disease signals a new era of collaboration between Vegas PBS and the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health.
The one-hour program, “Power of Love: The Story of Lou Ruvo and the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health” will premiere on Vegas PBS Channel 10 at 10 p.m. on Monday, November 5, with additional broadcasts during the month. November is National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month and National Caregiver Month.
Vegas PBS and the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health will present a dinner and special screening of the documentary on November 1, 2018, from 6–8 p.m. at the Keep Memory Alive Event Center at 888 W. Bonneville Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89106. The event will serve as a fundraiser to support future health care-focused local programming by Vegas PBS.
The documentary takes viewers behind the curtain of the clinic, highlighting the true Las Vegas story of Larry Ruvo’s love for his father Lou, the well-known and longtime owner of the Venetian Ristorante, an iconic Las Vegas venue during the Rat Pack era.
The documentary follows Lou Ruvo’s diagnosis with Alzheimer’s disease and his son Larry’s ongoing search for treatment and, hopefully, a cure. The documentary explores the clinic’s use of specialized research and advanced procedures intended to improve the quality of life for those suffering from brain disease and shows how the Cleveland Clinic is applying revolutionary research techniques and clinical trials toward the search for a cure.
Guests at the special screening event will enjoy specially created brain-healthy foods prepared by award-winning chefs Gustav E. Mauler, Mark Sandoval, Rick Moonen, Benoit Cornet, Roy Ellamar, Tal Ronnen and additional chefs not yet announced. Wine, spirits and other beverages are being provided compliments of event sponsor Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits of Nevada. The screening and discussion of “The Power of Love” documentary will follow dinner.
Seating is limited. Tickets can be secured with a donation of $250 per person at VegasPBS.org/tickets [vegaspbs.org] or by calling 702.737.7500. All ticket sales, sponsorships and donations will support Vegas PBS.
Sponsorship opportunities for this event are available. Those interested can contact Vegas PBS Director of Corporate Sponsorships Bruce Spotleson atbspotleson@VegasPBS.org or 702.799.1010 x5332.
It also was recently announced that Keep Memory Alive’s 23rd annual Power of Love Gala fundraiser for the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center will be held on Saturday, March 16, 2019. More information on this event is available at www.keepmemoryalive.com [keepmemoryalive.com].
About Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health
Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health provides expert diagnosis and treatment for individuals and families living with Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and Huntington’s diseases; multiple sclerosis; frontotemporal dementia and related disorders; and multiple system atrophy. The center offers a continuum of care with no-cost opportunities for the community to participate in education and research, including disease prevention studies and clinical trials of promising new medications. An integrated entity, Keep Memory Alive, raises funds exclusively in support of the Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health in Las Vegas, Nevada. For more information, visit http://www.clevelandclinic.org/brainhealth [clevelandclinic.org] and http://www.keepmemoryalive.org [keepmemoryalive.org].
About Vegas PBS
Dedicated to enriching lives in Southern Nevada, Vegas PBS uses television and other technologies to educate and empower individuals and to amplify the effectiveness of community organizations. Vegas PBS Channel 10 is one of America’s most-watched PBS stations and offers five unique secondary channels: Create, VEGAS PBS KIDS, Worldview, Rewind and Jackpot! Vegas PBS also collaborates with strategic partners to create content that examines current and historic regional issues.
Vegas PBS provides outreach programs to assist students of any age, from childhood through adulthood; professional development services for teachers; literacy and health workshops for families; educational materials for the deaf, hard of hearing, blind or vision impaired; and 24/7 online access to content via an array of devices and media.
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