Global Lyme Alliance Unites Celebrities, Business Leaders and Researchers in Celebration of their 5th Annual New York City Gala, Produced By Lawrence Scott Event


Avril Lavigne, Yolanda Hadid, Crystal Hefner, Dr. Oz, Genevieve Gorder,

Talia Jackson among those slated to attend


Global Lyme Alliance (GLA), the leading 501(c)(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 décor 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.


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. Oz (Cardiac Surgeon and Host of The Dr. Oz ShowTalia 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.


Cipriani 42nd Street

110 East 42nd Street (between Lexington & Park Avenue)

New York, NY 10017

About the Global Lyme Alliance

Global Lyme Alliance (GLA) is the leading 501(c)(3) dedicated to conquering Lyme disease through research, education and awareness. GLA has gained national prominence for funding the most urgent and promising research in the field, while expanding education and awareness programs for the general public and physicians.

To learn more about GLA’s unrivaled focus on the science of Lyme, check out its inaugural research report here or visit its website at

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About Lawrence Scott Events

Lawrence Scott Gottesman brings unparalleled creativity and imagination to his signature special events. A native New Yorker, Larry started his career in catering before opening one of Long Island’s most successful restaurants, Larry and The Redhead. In 1989, he established Lawrence Scott Events and instantly gained a reputation for his exceptional, one-of-a-kind celebrations. “From the ridiculous to the sublime”, A Larry Party™ brings families and friends together for life’s most memorable moments and milestones. While known for his non-stop innovation and ahead-of-the-trends approach, Larry is equally known for his philanthropic efforts. Larry’s commitment to community has spanned decades of support for charitable causes including Global Lyme Alliance, The Feinstein Institute and Southampton Hospital, to name a few. Larry’s reputation is that of a generous and charismatic man who considers his employees “family” and treats his clients with adoration and respect. They return to him time and again to celebrate all of life’s important occasions knowing their party will be like no other — and one that they… “will NEVER, EVER forget!”

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