Chicago Rita Hayworth Gala

May 4, 2019 | 6:30 p.m. Add to calendar

The 32nd annual Chicago Rita Hayworth Gala celebrated “The Key to Our Future,” inspired by Paris and the world-famous Pont des Arts (the Love Lock Bridge).

2019 Gala Gallery

The Chicago Rita Hayworth Gala was held on May 4 at the Hilton Chicago. View the gallery to see highlights from the event as guests helped us work toward unlocking our vision of a world without Alzheimer’s disease.

View the Gallery

View the 32nd Annual Rita Hayworth Gala Invitation 

View the Invitation


2019 Emcee

Alan Krashesky

ABC 7 Eyewitness News Anchor


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2019 Co-Chairs

The Murphy Family

Dan, JoAnn, Dan and Jim

After his beloved grandmother, Nancy, passed from Alzheimer’s disease in 2011, Dan joined the Rita Hayworth Gala Young Champions Committee and immediately made an impact on the group. His brother, Jim, joined soon after and they both are leading the charge in getting a younger generation involved with the Alzheimer’s Association. Their parents, JoAnn and Dan, became Champion Sponsors of the Rita Hayworth Gala in 2012 and their annual support since that time has truly made a difference for the cause. The Murphys show us that as Alzheimer’s affects multiple generations of a family, it takes the whole family joining together to fight for a cure.

JoAnn and Dan reside in North Barrington, Dan lives in Park Ridge, and Jim lives in Chicago. In addition to supporting the Rita Hayworth Gala, they also champion the Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, Saint Viator High School in Arlington Heights, Trinity High School in River Forest, the Kelly Cares Foundation at the University of Notre Dame and the American Cancer Society.

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