Global Lyme Alliance (GLA), the leading 501©(3) dedicated to conquering Lyme and other tick-borne diseases, will hold its 5th Annual New York City Gala on Thursday, October 10th, 2019 at Cipriani 42nd Street.

The event aims to raise Lyme disease awareness and research funds to improve diagnostics, treatments and ultimately find a cure for Lyme and other tick-borne diseases. This year’s honored guests include Bob and Karen Kelly, entrepreneurs, philanthropists, Lyme patient, and staunch advocates dedicated to finding a cure for this insidious disease. Adrienne Nolan-Smith, wellness and patient advocate, speaker and founder of WellBe (@getwellbe), a media company and lifestyle brand focused on bridging the gap between the healthcare system and the wellness movement; and David Nolan, father of three Lyme survivors and former vice chairman of Millennium Partners.

Celebrated event planner Larry Scott of Lawrence Scott Events is producing the gala experience and donating his designs and d├ęcor to the virtuous. Larry Scott, through his event planning expertise and long-standing dedication to the community, has devoted himself to venerable causes for decades. He supports more than 30 charitable endeavors annually, including the Global Lyme Alliance for the past five consecutive years. Showcasing his unique commitment to philanthropic causes, the spectacular and one-of-a-kind gala will be a night to remember for invited celebrities, business leaders, and top scientists alike.

More than 700 individuals, including celebrities, business leaders, philanthropists and noteworthy scientists, are expected to attend the event. The gala will be hosted by Rosanna Scotto, co-host of FOX 5’s “Good Day New York.” Santino Fontana, the 2019 TONY award winner, best leading actor in a musical for “Tootsie” will perform, along with the Big Apple Circus. The evening’s menu will be inspired by master chef and American hospitality entrepreneur Charlie Palmer.

A highlight of New York’s philanthropic calendar, last year’s event raised nearly $2 million in charitable donations to help GLA in its ongoing mission to conquer Lyme and other tick-borne diseases through research, education and awareness. GLA has gained national prominence for funding the most promising research in the field, while expanding education programs for the general public and physicians.

Expected to attend are: Avril Lavigne (Internationally acclaimed singer/songwriter), Yolanda Hadid (Author, model TV personality), Jimmy Walker (six-time PGA tour winner and 2016 PGA championship winner), Rob Thomas (Grammy-Award winning singer/songwriter), Crystal Hefner (Actress and Entrepreneur), Dr. Mehmet Oz (Cardiac Surgeon and Host of The Dr. Oz Show), Talia Jackson (Actress, Netflix’s “Family Reunion”), Genevieve Gorder (Television host and producer, home product designer, and author), Charlie Palmer (Celebrated restaurateur and author), Larry Scott (Owner, Lawrence Scott Events), Marisol Thomas (Philanthropist and animal rights activist), Santino Fontana (2019 TONY award winner, best leading actor in a musical for “Tootsie”), Rosanna Scotto (Co-Host of FOX 5’s “Good Day New York”)

To purchase tables or tickets, or for more information, please go to

Thursday, October 10th, 2019
Red Carpet: 6:00 p.m.
Media Check-in: 5:30 p.m.

Cipriani 42nd Street
110 East 42nd Street (between Lexington & Park Avenue)
New York, NY 10017

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