Shakespeare Ranch Rodeo raises more than $700,000 for brain health |

Shakespeare Ranch Rodeo raises more than $700,000 for brain health

Staff report

An weekend of bulls, barbecue and celebrity raised in $700,000 raised to fight Alzheimer’s and other memory disorders. Camille and Larry Ruvo hosted the Shakespeare Ranch Rodeo on July 23 as well as a special benefit dinner with Chef Emeril Lagasse on July 24 in support of Keep Memory Alive and the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health.

A Glenbrook tradition, the rodeo drew more than 300 people for a day of bull and bronc riding, barrel racing, barbecue, carnival games, a raffle, a watermelon-eating contest and a silent auction. The following evening, 85 guests enjoyed a special meal from Emeril Lagasse, a special 40th anniversary concert from the band America and a surprise performance from Grammy winner Lionel Richie.

All money raised during the weekend will benefit KMA, the Las Vegas-based nonprofit that supports work towards enhanced treatments and research of neurocognitive disorders such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, ALS, Huntington’s disease and memory disorders of all kinds. KMA also supports enhanced resources for caregivers who live with those afflicted by these disorders.

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