A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO CURE PARKINSON’S
What: A benefit evening of comedy and music to raise funds for The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research. The evening featured a selection of crowd favorites from Elvis Costello and The Imposters. Guests from the audience were invited on-stage to spin his “wheel of songs.” Kate Couric took a spin at the wheel and landed on his hit ‘Alison’ which Elvis sang to her on-stage.
The crowd was also entertained by host Dennis Leary and his band featuring comedy by Louis C.K. Bill & Wilie Geist and Katie Couric took the stage to share some inspiring stories and Amanda Peet and Donny Deutsch lead the night’s poker auction. Over 900 guests including Michael’s friends from the worlds of television and film joined New York’s business and political leaders to raise 4.5 million for Parkinson’s research.
Who: Co-Chairs Tracy Pollan & Michael J. Fox, Elvis Costello, Amanda Peet & David Benioff, Katie Couric, Ryan Reynolds, Tory Burch, Helen & Martin Scorsese
Host: Denis Leary
Comedic Guest: Louis C.K.
Musical Guest: Elvis Costello and The Imposters
Special Guests: Bill Geist and Willie Geist
Additional Guests: Matt Czuchry, Archie Panjabi, Liev Schreiber, Rachel Ray, George Stephanopoulos, Ali Wentworth Mercedes Masohn, David Denman, Jane Pauley, Chris Cosentino, Peter Dinklage, Patrick Wilson, Amy Carlson, Paul Sparks, Annie Parisse, Will Estes, Cam Neely, George Stroumboulopoulos, and more
Where: The Waldorf Astoria Hotel, New York City
When: Saturday, November 10, 2012
About The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research:
The Michael J. Fox Foundation is dedicated to finding a cure for Parkinson's disease through an aggressively funded research agenda and to ensuring the development of improved therapies for those living with Parkinson's today. The Foundation has funded over $300 million in research to date. To learn more, visit www.michaeljfox.org