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Andrea Bocelli and Friends Raise Millions for Brain Health

Friday, Dec. 7, 2018, MIAMI: An event hosted by Veronica and Andrea Bocelli, Gloria and Emilio Estefan,and Cleveland Clinic raised $2 million to advance brain health.
Photo: Left to Right-Larry Ruvo, co-founder of Keep Memory Alive, Gloria Estefan, Andrea Bocelli, Emilio Estefan and Veronica Bocelli (Photo Credit: TAMZ)

The event – Up Close and Personal Featuring Andrea Bocelli and Friends – was held Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018, at the One Island Park Marina in Miami Beach, Fla.

In addition to a private performance by Andrea Bocelli, the event included performances by soprano Larisa Martinez and pianist Lola Astanova, and a live auction of Romero Britto artwork. 
Photo:Soprano Opera Singer Larisa Martinez performs onstage with Andrea Bocelli (Photo credit TAMZ)

"We are commited to having a major impact on brain disease over the next decade," said Cleveland Clinic CEO and President Tom Mihaljevic, M.D. "And we couldn't do that without the help of generous people like those who hosted, sponsored and attended the event."
Photo:Tom Mihaljevic, Cleveland Clinic CEO (Photo credit TAMZ)

Funds raised by the event will benefit the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health and the Andrea Bocelli Foundation.The event was supported by Acquavella. 

About Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland Clinic is a nonprofit multispecialty academic medical center that integrates clinical and hospital care with research and education.Located in Cleveland, Ohio, it was founded in 1921 by four renowned physicians with a vision of providing outstanding patient care based upon the principles of cooperation, compassion and innovation. Cleveland Clinic has pioneered many medical breakthroughs, including coronary artery bypass surgery and the first face transplant in the United States. U.S. News & World Report consistently names Cleveland Clinic as one of the nation’s best hospitals in its annual“America’s Best Hospitals” survey. Among Cleveland Clinic’s 52,000 employees are more than 3,600 full-time salaried physicians and researchers and 14,000 nurses, representing 140 medical specialties and subspecialties. Cleveland Clinic’s health system includes a 165-acre main campus near downtown Cleveland, 11 regional hospitals, more than 150 northern Ohio outpatient locations – including 18 full-service family health centers and three health and wellness centers – and locations in Weston, Fla.; Las Vegas, Nev.; Toronto, Canada;Abu Dhabi, UAE; and London, England. In 2017, there were 7.6 million outpatient visits, 229,000 hospital admissions and 207,000 surgical cases throughout Cleveland Clinic’s health system. Patients came for treatment from every state and 185 countries. Visit us at Follow us at News and resources available at

About Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health: Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health provides state-of-the-art care for cognitive disorders and for the family members of those who suffer from them. The physicians and staff at the Center for Brain Health continuously work towards the development of early diagnosis and the advancement of knowledge concerning mild cognitive disorders, which could one day delay or prevent their onset. Patients receive expert diagnosis and treatment at the Center for Brain Health,which offers a multidisciplinary patient-focused approach to diagnosis and treatment, promoting collaboration across all care providers, offering patients a complete continuum of care and infusing education and research into all that it does. The facility, designed by Frank Gehry, houses clinical space, a diagnostic center, neuroimaging rooms, physician offices, laboratories devoted to clinical research and the Keep Memory Alive Event Center. For more information, visit

Contact: Andrea Roqueni, 702-843-4455,

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