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NEWS RELEASE August 5, 2013

Doctors, Athletes, and Actors Boost Brainpower at Hamptons Benefit

Aug. 3 Amagansett Event Hosted by Physicians Nonprofit

AMAGANSETT, N.Y.—Actor and memory expert Marilu Henner, ultra-athlete Brendan Brazier, fashion designer Leanne Mai-ly Hilgart of Voute Couture, and actor Elaine Hendrix joined nutrition researcher Neal Barnard, M.D., and nonprofit Physicians Committee at the home of Amagansett resident John Bradham to support Alzheimer’s disease prevention with a healthful diet and lifestyle.

Alzheimer’s disease now affects 5 million Americans and rates are expected to triple within three decades. But Dr. Barnard’s groundbreaking research shows that simple diet changes can shield the brain from memory loss, stroke, and Alzheimer's disease.

“Every minute, our brain cells are bathing in the nutrients—or toxins—we take in through food,” says Dr. Barnard. “Just as we put money in a retirement account to ensure a secure future, we can put foods on our plates today to help keep the brain in high gear well into the future.”

Guests at the Power Foods for the Brain benefit were treated to wine from basketball champion John Salley’s The Vegan Vine; gourmet plant-based hors d’oeuvres from Verite Catering including sweet pea mousse with an almond wafer, grilled oyster mushroom skewers, truffled ricotta and chili oil tarts, and coconut brownie bites; and a sampling from Treeline Treenut Cheeses and Cavi-art.

All proceeds from the Power Foods for the Brain event will go to support the work of the Physicians Committee.

Event details:

WHAT: Power Foods for the Brain, a benefit for the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine
WHO: Physicians Committee president Neal Barnard, M.D.; hosts John Bradham and philanthropist Michael Schwarz; special guests actor and memory expert Marilu Henner, ultra-athlete Brendan Brazier, and actor Elaine Hendrix with her cast from It’s Just Sex; and host committee members Alec Baldwin and Hilaria Baldwin and Jane Velez-Mitchell.
WHEN: Saturday, Aug. 3, 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Brief program at 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: The private home of John Bradham in Amagansett

Founded in 1985, the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine is a nonprofit health organization that promotes preventive medicine, conducts clinical research, and encourages higher standards for ethics and effectiveness in research.

Media Contact:
Dania DePas

Neal Barnard, M.D., Power Foods for the Brain

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Dietary Guidelines for Alzheimer’s Prevention

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