On Thursday, Sept. 6, Jason Martinez, who portrays Gloria’s father in On Your Feet!, along with the full cast presented Mr. Larry Ruvo with a $25,000 donation to Keep Memory Alive in support of the Major José M. Fajardo Patient Services Program (Photo credit: Bryan Steffy for Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health)
The check was presented on behalf of Gloria & Emilio Estefan who started the Major José M. Fajardo Patient Services Program in honor of Gloria’s father José Fajardo who died of multiple sclerosis.
In addition to Mr. Ruvo, The Smith Center for the Performing Arts president and CEO Myron Martin, director of Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health Dr. Marwan Sabbagh, Drs. Le Hua, Carrie Hersh and Dietmar Cordes, along with Shaina Meyer, Sondi Facer and Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health administrative director Erick Vidmar were also in attendance.
The donation will benefit Keep Memory Alive, whose mission is to provide enhanced treatment and ultimately cures for patients and their families suffering from neurocognitive disorders. Keep Memory Alive raises awareness and funds in support of the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health, and by supporting the organization and its fight against neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Huntington’s, Parkinson’s, ALS and memory disorders of all kinds, we can ensure progress towards better treatments and ultimately cures will occur in Las Vegas.