HeadWise HeadWise: Volume 4, Issue 4 - Page 6

NHF news What’s Happening Now On Saturday, May 2, 2015, the National Headache Foundation hosted its 29th annual fundraiser, The Gatsby Gala – Inspiring Hope for 45 Years, at the Ritz-Carlton Chicago. In addition to celebrating the 45th anniversary of the founding of the NHF, we also used this opportunity to celebrate the 90th birthday of our Executive Chairman and Founder, Seymour Diamond, MD. Guests were encouraged to wear their best flapper or dapper, and the tables were named for famous individuals who were born in 1925, the year that The Great Gatsby was published. During the cocktail hour, guests could imbibe on a specialty drink based on a 1920s’ recipe – The Bee’s Knees. The menu was inspired by a dinner served at the WaldorfAstoria Hotel in New York City in 1924, which was served to President Calvin Coolidge and his guests at a State Dinner. Our guests enjoyed the Silent Auction of approximately 100 items, from gift cards from Saks, Neiman Marcus, and Tiffany’s, as well as travel getaways, dining certificates at local restaurants as well as national chains, and sports memorabilia. The 4th annual Wall-of-Wine was a great success, selling all of its wares within 50 minutes. The winners of the premium wines are listed on page 14. Music was again provided by the Don Cagen Orchestra, and guests danced to selections from the Roaring Twenties. 6 HeadW ise ® | Volume 4, Issue 4 • 2015 The evening’s program was emceed by the NHF Associate Executive Chairman, Roger K. Cady, MD. A special rendition of “Happy Birthday” was started by the grandchildren of Dr. Seymour Diamond while he was presented with his favorite strawberry whipped cream cake. Prior to honoring this year’s award recipients, attendees watched the special video, The Future of the National Headache Foundation, which is available for viewing on our website, www.headaches.org. At the end of the program, Sara Cady, MD, daughter of Dr. Roger Cady, picked the winning ticket for our annual car raffle. Nichole Hyde, of Springfield, Missouri, was the lucky winner. She had the choice of $20,000 in cash or a 2015 Honda Accord LX Sedan. According to the guests, it was a very enjoyable evening and successful for the NHF. Thank you to all who attended as well as those who supported the Foundation through their contributions. We also want to thank our Volunteer Board for their hard work and dedication: Colleen Albrecht, Marsha Beste, Jill Rosenberg, and James Staulcup, Esq. And finally, a big thank you to the NHF staff and the evening’s volunteers who looked wonderful a ̃