Nearly 550 guests attended Lyme Research Alliance’s “Time for Lyme” gala held recently at the Hyatt Regency Greenwich. The event raised more than $1 million to fund research, better diagnostics and a cure for Lyme and tick-borne disease.
Honored for their work in research with the Lauren F. Brooks Hope Award were Dr. Steven Schutzer, M.D. of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and Mark Eshoo, PHD, director of new technology at Abbott Laboratories Ibis Biosciences subsidiary.
Enjoying Lyme Research Alliance’s recent “Time for Lyme” fundraiser were from left, Tommy Hilfiger, an honorary event chair and his wife, Dee and Thalía Mottola and her husband, Tommy. Thalía Mottola received a special award at the event for her work in educating the Spanish-speaking community about Lyme disease.
Yolanda Foster, a Season 3 cast member of the “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” received the organization’s Star Light Award in recognition of her advocacy on behalf of Lyme sufferers. “I’m accepting this award”, she said, “on behalf of all my fellow Lyme Warriors out there who are living in darkness battling this silent killer”.
Tommy Hilfiger, an honorary event chair for the gala, congratulated special guest Thalía Mottola who received a special award for her work in creating a Lyme education website for the Spanish-speaking community.
Thalía Mottola, who attended the “Time for Lyme” gala along with her husband, Tommy, received a special award at the event for her work in educating the Spanish-speaking community about Lyme disease.
Greenwich residents Craig Cogut, founder and managing partner of Pegasus Capital Advisors, L.P. and his wife, Deborah, an attorney, were corporate chairs of the event, which was co-chaired by Ally Hilfiger, Brett Kristoff and Mark Hopwood.
Lyme Research Alliance is the leading private funding organization for cutting-edge research into the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of Lyme and tick-borne disease by universities and major medical institutions in the United States.