Global Lyme Alliance's Fifth Annual Gala Drew A Community Of Fighters

Emma Cassidy | December 14, 2019 | Parties

Cipriani 42nd Street

Event planner Larry Scott produced the enormous Global Lyme Alliance fifth annual New York City Gala on Oct. 11 at Cipriani 42nd Street.

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More than 700 business leaders, philanthropists, scientists, previous honorees, board members and Lyme warriors attended the event. Genevieve Gorder, Yolanda Hadid, Avril Lavigne, Charlie Palmer, Rob Thomas, Jimmy Walker, Bob and Karen Kelly, Crystal Hefner, Rosanna Scotto and Talia Jackson were among the well-dressed guests.

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The 2019 gala proved to be GLA’s largest fundraising gala to date, raising more than $2.5 million to advance research for a better diagnostic test, treatments and a cure for Lyme and other tick-borne diseases.

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Top auction items included a VIP guest experience with Lavigne at Live in the Vineyard, an exclusive golf weekend with Walker and an intimate dinner crafted by award-winning chef Charlie Palmer.

Photography by: Yolanda Hadid photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images for Global Lyme Alliance; all others by Ben Gabbe/Getty Images for Global Lyme Alliance