Music for the Mind
The Georgetown University Medical Center held its first annual event to support new cures and treatments for neurological diseases on May 13 at the Kennedy Center. Proceeds will support a Young Investigators Fund. Guests enjoyed a cocktail buffet reception followed by the NSO Pops performance highlighting Jon Secada and Tito Puente, Jr. with Marvin Hamlisch at the podium. Francine and Mel Levinson co-chaired the event. Mark and Jeanne Shriver were honorary co-chairs and Mark spoke movingly of his famed parents’ later years. He recalled his father’s words “I’m doing the best I can with what God’s given me.” Dr. Howard J. Federoff spoke of “the silver tsunami of aging and neurological disease.” At the concert, conductor Hamlisch quipped “just conducting this brings out the passion in me.” Major supporters returned to the roof terrace for a post-performance reception with the stars.