A Celebration of Courage & Hope 2017-08-15T20:27:16+00:00

WHEN: September 14, 2017
Reception, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Dinner & Awards, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

WHERE: U.S. Grant Hotel
326 Broadway
San Diego, CA 92101

Mark your calendars for our annual Celebration of Courage & Hope at the historic US Grant Hotel.  As in years past, this will be a special evening to honor San Diegans who are on the front lines of healthcare, research, awareness and caregiving.

For sponsorship opportunities, please reach out to Michelle Van Hoff at 858.966.3300 or mvanhoff@alzsd.org. Purchase a table for $5,000 or individual tickets for $350.  

Special thanks to our Presenting Sponsor, The Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation, and our Courage Sponsor, SDG&E.


2017 Courage & Hope Honorees

Mary Ball
Director, Scripps Foundation
Former CEO & President,
Alzheimer’s San Diego 

Abraham Chyung, MD, PhD
Neurologist, Scripps Clinic Medical Group, Inc.

Rusty Gage, PhD
Professor, Laboratory of Genetics, Vi and John Adler Chair for Research on Age-Related Neurodegenerative Disease

Thomas Shaw
Retired Captain, U.S. Navy

Event Chairs


Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher
80th Assembly District

Jerry Harris
Real Estate Investor

Scott Drury

Carlo Cecchetto
News Anchor
CBS News 8


2016 Courage & Hope Honorees

Jerold Chun, MD, PhD
The Scripps Research Institute

Jon McKee
Retired Elementary School Teacher and Vietnam Veteran

Michele Parente
The San Diego Union-Tribune

Michael Plopper, MD
Sharp Behavioral Health Service

For more information, please contact Michelle Van Hoff at 858.966.3300 or mvanhoff@alzsd.org.