LIFE will celebrate 20 extraordinary years of saving lives, helping people help themselves, improving the quality of life for families in need and encouraging young Americans to become leaders by helping others. The 20th Annual "Lady in Red" Gala, "A Night in Rio", will transform The Mar-a-Lago Club, Palm Beach into a Brazilian paradise. Always the much-anticipated start of the Palm Beach social season, the gala, featuring America’s Favorite Funny-man and legendary Tonight Show host Jay Leno, will begin with cocktails followed by dinner and dancing...Rio style! The evening will also feature the Palm Beach Symphony, Broadway hits sung by the 50 member Nova Choir and dancing to the music of the Sultans of Swing. Chairs are Lois Pope and Patrick Park. Tickets to the" Lady in Red" Gala are $700 per person and $500 for those under the age of 45. All proceeds from the evening will benefit LIFE’s partnership with American Humane Association (AHA), which includes a program to protect the voiceless and the vulnerable in our society - abused and neglected animals.
Programs that will be served are in Palm Beach County, including a large Pet Mobile for adoption purposes. Cha-Cha Gala Chairs: Lois Pope and Patrick Park; Tango Gala Honoree Extraordinaire: Ari Rifkin; Mariachi Gala Honorary International Chair: Veronica Atkins and Hermé de Wyman Miro; Samba Gala Grand Patrons: Mary Montgomery and Mary Ann and Walt Schwenk; Salsa Gala Co-Chairs: Maude Cook, Suzi and Rick Goldsmith and Sally and Dick Robinson; Meringue Host Gala Chairs: Robin and Bart Ganzert, Toni Holt and Robert Kramer, and Jan and Chip Malley; Bossa Nova Gala Chairs: Maria Pope Kessel and Kerry R. Kessel, Terry and Joseph Mendozza, and BJaye and Frank Pilotte; Rumba Gala Corporate Ambassadors: American Humane Association, Braman Motorcars, Neydharting Moor Skin and Body Care, Tiffany & Co., and Wells Fargo Advisors; and Mambo Gala Emcee: Dick Robinson.