Global Lyme Alliance (GLA), the world’s leading organization dedicated to the research and eradication of Lyme and other tick-borne diseases, honored several high-profile and influential individuals last night at its second annual “Uniting for a Lyme-Free World” Gala at Cipriani on 42nd Street.
Celebrated event planner Lawrence Scott donated and designed the loely decor for the event. Scott is equally known for producing spectacular one-of-a-kind events as he is for his philanthropic endeavors. With a long standing commitment to the community and decades of support for charity, Scott is viewed just as much as a philanthropist as he is a legendary events planner. He donates events services to over 30 charities annually – the Global Lyme Alliance being one of them.
Part of what sets Scott’s style apart is his innate understanding of his guests and making everyone feel included. To him it is all about the mix — the high and the low, the formal and the relaxed — that comes together to make a truly standout celebration. And as they say, timing is everything. All of Lawrence Scott Events’ services are in-house, so clients receive only the best customized décor, food, flowers and entertainment which blends together to make a perfect event.
The four individuals honored were – Bella Hadid, International Supermodel – Heather Glass, Designer and Retail Executive – Arthur J. Mirante II, Principal and Tri-State President of Avison Young – Karen Peetz, President of BNY Mellon – all have personal experience with Lyme and are committed to playing an active role in finding a cure for the disease.
“We are delighted to celebrate these outstanding individuals on what promises to be a very special and memorable evening,” said GLA CEO Scott Santarella. “All of the honorees have demonstrated an exceptional commitment to improving the quality of treatment for individuals suffering from Lyme. Through their efforts to raise awareness and support additional research, we will be able to develop more accurate testing and, ultimately, find a cure for this perilous disease.”
The evening will featured a special live performance by Grammy Award-winning artist Rob Thomas. The event was hosted by morning news anchor, Rosanna Scotto, of “Good Day New York.”
The co-chairs for the event are: Carlos Brito and Sabine Chalmers, Anheuser-Busch InBev; Christopher Corrinet, CBRE; Matthew Glass, Texby Associates, Inc.; Yolanda Hadid, Actress & TV star; Ally Hilfiger, Advocate & Fashion Designer; Dee & Tommy Hilfiger; Mitti Liebersohn and Anthony Lopresti, Avison Young; Brian Ruane, BNY Mellon; Andrew Saunders, Saunders & Associates; Larry Scott, Lawrence Scott Events; Kim Seybert, Kim Seybert Inc.