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June 2022

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Imagination Ball e Alzheimer's Association San Diego/Imperial Chapter presented its inaugural Imagination Ball at Alila Marea. e event was emceed by Bridget Naso and featured Karen Howard as the Fund a Mission speaker. Honorees included Best Buy Health, Michael Rafii, MD, PhD, and Karen Wilder, wife of the late actor Gene Wilder, who succumbed to Alzheimer's disease in 2016. Today, more than 6 million Americans are living with Alzheimer's, and it is predicted that the number will skyrocket to 14 million by 2050. e Alzheimer's Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support, and research. Marty Culjat, Allison Rief, Ed and Jessica Cox, and Isaac Veinbergs Max Guidoboni, Marc Gellar, Bill Perkins, and Anthony Napoli Roxi Link, Jade Fraser, and Ellen Bryson Kim Alessio, Julie Cowan Novak, and Caroline Wohl Bill Lawrence, John Morrell, and Kristi Pieper and David Mulvaney Judy Burer and Dee Ammon Arlene Esgate and Charlotte Rand Back: Kristine Heggelund, Bill Yates, David Inns, Bill Kuncz, Vanya Boardman; Front: Mary Jane Plonk and Mariano Nevares Vance and Gloria Baker with Douglas Freidman Michael Rafii and Karen Wilder Janet Hamada Kelley and Bridget Naso PHOTOGRAPHY BY JENNIFER NELSON PHOTOGRAPHY BY BOB STEFANKO Patrons of the Prado Celebration Patrons of the Prado hosted a special celebration at San Diego History Center to mark the launch of the organization's 25th anniversary. Since 1997, Patrons of the Prado has contributed close to $5 million to its beneficiaries — ten arts and science institutions on the Prado in Balboa Park — and served more than 169,000 San Diego school students. Up next, on July 9, the organization presents Masterpiece 2022: Under the Desert Sun, which this year celebrates the glamour of vintage Palm Springs. Held in the iconic Spreckels Organ Pavilion, the entirely outdoor event will feature a swanky cocktail reception, silent and live auction, gourmet dinner from Behind the Scenes, and dancing to the live music of NRG — all while raising funds vital to supporting the arts. Seen Neelee Chini and Ardy Arianpour @ranchandcoast ranchandcoast.com 102 JUNE 2022 RANCH & COAST MAGAZINE

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