Hill Harper is well-known for his roles on Showtime’s Homeland and the hit CBS drama CSI: NY, yet, his dedication off-screen as a philanthropist and health and wellness ambassador continues to shape a lasting legacy.
In 2010, Harper faced the fear of a cancer diagnosis and once he had beaten the disease, he pledged to make a difference in the lives of others.
On Friday, May 5, Hill Harper will share his personal journey and inspiration during Celebrating Hope 2017. Through his work on the President’s Cancer Panel, he has witnessed the impact that research can have on a disease.
“Research has led to the development of diverse interventions to reduce the risk of cancer and more effectively treat some cancers, enabling many individuals to survive diagnoses that previously were almost universally fatal,” said Harper.
“I am hopeful that increased research dedicated to Alzheimer’s disease will produce a similar outcome and that we can find a cure in the near future,” he added. More than five million Americans are currently living with Alzheimer’s and the disease is the sixth leading cause of death in the US.
Celebrating Hope 2017 will be held from 6:30 to 11:00pm on Friday, May 5 at l’escale at the Delamar Greenwich Harbor. Proceeds will benefit the Alzheimer’s Association Connecticut Chapter.
In its milestone fifth year, since its inception the Association’s Celebrating Hope event has raised over $1 million for Alzheimer’s and dementia care and research.
The evening will include cocktails on the waterfront terrace, dinner in a lounge setting featuring a special menu created by l’escale Restaurant’s Executive Chef Frédéric Kieffer and entertainment by The What Up Funk Band’s 7-piece ensemble.
Guests will enjoy multiple opportunities to bid on unique experiences and luxury items featured in the extensive silent and live auctions and are encouraged to wear the Alzheimer’s signature color purple to the event.
The Alzheimer’s Association Connecticut Chapter is the primary source of information and support to the thousands of Connecticut residents dealing with the effects of Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia. The mission: To eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. The vision: A world without Alzheimer’s disease. www.alz.org/ct
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