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Actresses Brooke Shields, left, and Virginia Madsen, right, pitched in to help Part the Cloud Chair Mikey Hoag, center, raise a record amount of money for Alzheimerâ€™s research.
Menlo benefit raises $4M for Alzheimerâ€™s Association By Kate Daly Special to the Almanac
e blew the doors off,â€? said Michaela â€œMikeyâ€? Hoag of Atherton, after chairing the â€œPart the Cloud Galaâ€? and raising a record $4 million in Menlo Park on May 3. Silicon Valley donors really rallied to the cause, she said, making the event â€œthe biggest fundraiser the Alzheimerâ€™s Association has had in its history.â€? Past fundraisers held in Los Angeles, New York and Chicago have been attended by some 800 people. The Menlo Park blacktie event at the Rosewood Sand Hill was a sellout at 320 people. Guests paid from $1,500 to $5,000 a person for cocktails, a seated catered dinner, and entertainment in a decorated white carpeted tent. â€œA lot of our expenses were taken care of. We had 15 corporate sponsors ... and most of the vendors discounted,â€? Ms. Hoag was happy to report. That leaves more funds to go â€œnationwide towards clinical trials,â€? she said. â€œI call it late-stage research.â€? When Ms. Hoag launched
the first â€œPart the Cloud Galaâ€? in 2012, the focus was on Northern California. Research grants totaling $2 million were awarded for early-stage drug development. This time, she said, the Alzheimerâ€™s Association will assemble a group of 20 scientists from 12 countries to process grant applications â€œand look outside at the best possible research.â€? Ms. Hoag founded Part the Cloud to raise money and boost awareness of the disease. â€œThe number of Americans who die each year from Alzheimerâ€™s has increased 68 percent since the year 2000,â€? according to the program for the benefit. â€œOne in nine baby boomers will get the disease after they turn 65.â€? Ms. Hoagâ€™s father had Alzheimerâ€™s disease, and now her mother has it. But her involvement goes beyond personal. She wants people to know â€œitâ€™s OK to talk about it. You donâ€™t have to keep it in silence. Everyone is sort of touched by it. Letâ€™s figure out a cure.â€? Ms. Hoag spent months planning this yearâ€™s fundraiser, then found herself looking for a quick fix when politician, author and
activist Mark Shriver arrived too sick to carry on as master of ceremonies. At the Part the Cloud luncheon a year ago, Mr. Shriver talked about his father, Sargent, having Alzheimerâ€™s. At the gala, Mark Shriver was supposed to introduce the head of Alzheimerâ€™s Association, and an Alzheimerâ€™s patient and caregiver from the Bay Area, and then run the fund-a-need auction. But Mr. Shriver was in the midst of passing a kidney stone, and instead ended up in the hospital. At 8:15 p.m. Ms. Hoag swiftly switched to an impromptu Plan B, asking two Honorary Dinner Committee guests to fill in, actresses Brooke Shields and Virginia Madsen. Ms. Shields lost her mother to Alzheimerâ€™s in 2012 and Ms. Madsen knew the disease first hand through her aunt. The actresses had collaborated on a feature film that Woodside resident Laurie Kraus Lacob was involved in as executive producer a couple years ago. Ms. Lacob was on the Part the Cloud steering committee and
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