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Greenwich's Global Lyme Alliance Announces Honorees For Inaugural Gala

Bravo TV’s Yolanda H. Foster. Photo Credit: Contributed
Anheuser-Busch InBev CEO Carlos Brito. Photo Credit: Contributed
Singer/songwriter Thalia. Photo Credit: Contributed
Author/designer Ally Hilfiger. Photo Credit: Contributed

GREENWICH, Conn. -- Four individuals will be honored on Thursday, Oct. 8, when Global Lyme Alliance (GLA), the leading Lyme and tick-borne disease nonprofit promoting research and awareness, holds its "Uniting for a Lyme-Free World" Inaugural Gala.

The four individuals will be Carlos Brito, president and CEO of Anheuser-Busch InBev; Yolanda Foster, Bravo-TV personality and model; Ally Hilfiger, author and designer; and Thalia, pop star, songwriter and actress. All four individuals have personal experiences with Lyme and are committed to playing an active role in finding a cure for the disease.

“We are thrilled to have these exceptional individuals join us for what promises to be an exceptional night,” said GLA Chairman Robert Kobre.

“All are actively making a commitment to help change the future for Lyme patients by raising awareness and supporting our mission to fund research for the development of an accurate diagnostic test and a cure for this insidious disease.”

The evening will also celebrate the inauguration of Global Lyme Alliance, formed by the recent merger of Greenwich’s Lyme Research Alliance (LRA) and New York’s Tick-Borne Disease Alliance (TDBA), two of the most influential voices on Lyme and tick-borne diseases. GLA combines LRA’s research expertise and vast network of world-renowned medical experts and researchers, with TBDA’s proven grass-roots awareness campaigns and national fundraising events.

“By consolidating our two groups, we are now able to speak with a single, more powerful voice to advance the fight against tick-borne diseases,” said Kobre.

“As a unified voice, we raise awareness through public education and serve as an information resource, leading the fight against the pervasive global disease," said event chair Tommy Hilfiger.

Hilfiger is joined by event chairs Brian J. Brille, Crown Sterling LLC; Sabine Chalmers, Anheuser-Busch InBev; David Foster, Verve Music Group; Peter Harf, JAB Holding Company; Donna Karan, DKNY, and Tommy Mottola, Casablanca Records.

The Global Lyme Alliance Inaugural Gala will be held at Cipriani 42nd Street, 110 East 42nd Street at Park Avenue, New York City and features a cocktail reception at 6:30 p.m., dinner and awards ceremony, at 7:30 p.m.

To reserve a table or inquire about sponsorship opportunities, please call Camy Calve Events at (212) 218-4080 or email

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