Great Ladies Luncheon

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Leonard Lauder, Micaela Varricchio and Italy Amb. Armando Varricchio. Photo © Tony Powell. 2017 Great Ladies Luncheon. Ritz Carlton. April 26, 2017

The Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation raised more than $350,000 for life-saving research at its Seventh Annual Great Ladies Luncheon & Fashion Show at the Ritz-Carlton in the West End April 26.  PBS NewsHour anchor Judy Woodruff hosted. Washington Post columnist David Ignatius presented the 2017 Great Ladies Award to Sally Quinn in recognition of her work in the fight against Alzheimer’s. Quinn spoke movingly of the years she spent caring for her late husband Ben Bradlee.  Ambassador of Italy Armando Varricchio and his wife Micaela Barbagallo were honorary chairs.  Neiman Marcus Mazza Gallerie presented a runway show by designer Brunello Cucinelli.  Founded in 1998 by Leonard A. and Ronald S. Lauder, the ADDF is the only public charity solely focused on funding the development of drugs for Alzheimer’s.

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