Why support Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health?

Parkinson’s disease. Multiple sclerosis. Alzheimer’s disease. Your donation helps us discover and develop new ways for people to live with these brain diseases and many others.

Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health is where your donation has a far-reaching impact. Here’s why:

  • More people in need: Neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease, multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s disease are on the rise — especially in Nevada, a state with the third fastest growing aging population. We need your support now to continue our mission to detect these diseases early and find cures for the people of Nevada who desperately them today.
  • Leaders in neurogenerative diseases: We are home to some of the brightest minds in neuroscience. Internationally recognized specialists and researchers come here to teach, train, treat and investigate. Your generosity makes their novel work possible.
  • Focus on caregivers: Brain diseases profoundly affect everyone they touch. We’re committed to offering no-cost educational, therapeutic and support services to patients, their caregivers and our community. Your philanthropic dollars help us meet the physical and emotional needs of those living with degenerative brain disease.
  • Powerful economic impact: Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health is a vital force in Nevada’s economy. Since 2009, we have provided $48.9 million in total economic impact. When you support our mission, you support the patients, residents and jobs in our local communities.

Help us transform the future of brain health

It is only through gifts from the community that the Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health can offer no-cost educational, therapeutic and support programming to the Nevada community, as well as amplify our research and treatment efforts.

Donations of every size can lead to life-changing and lifesaving results for people living with brain diseases. They help fund:

  • Comprehensive rehabilitation services.
  • Early access to and participation in clinical research studies.
  • Music therapy and art programs.
  • No-cost resources and education services for patients, families and caregivers.
  • State-of-the-art imaging technology.
  • Women’s Alzheimer’s Movement Prevention Center at Cleveland Clinic.
  • Fellowships for Nevada’s next generation of medical providers.

Women’s Alzheimer’s Movement

Every 2 out of 3 people diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease are women. Although this disease affects women of all races and ethnicities, women who are Black and women who are Hispanic are more at risk, compared to White women. We want to know why.

The Women’s Alzheimer’s Movement (WAM) at Cleveland Clinic is investigating the connections between female biology and neurological diseases. At WAM, we are harnessing the power of education, advocacy, fundraising and research to find the answers we need about women’s brain health. This will change lives across the country and in our patient base at the Las Vegas-based Women’s Alzheimer’s Movement Prevention Center at Cleveland Clinic.

Volunteer With Us

Volunteer With Us

Ask our volunteers why they donate their time and talents and you’ll receive an array of inspired responses. Some give in honor of care that loved ones have received at Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health, some are drawn to our center after retiring from healthcare careers and some are students gaining volunteer experience towards a future career. Many simply enjoy being part of Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health's vibrant environment and making an impact on the community we share.

Many simply enjoy being part of the vibrant environment and making an impact on the community we share.

Consider the opportunities

Do you love meeting and greeting, and serving as an ambassador for better brain health?
Be a lobby volunteer.

Do you love books and want to help people learn?
Be a volunteer librarian.

Do you like being active and want to help our therapists and patients?
Be a physical or occupational therapy volunteer.

Do you love music and want to help us use it to connect with our patients?
Be a music therapy volunteer.

Looking for something else?
We have opportunities to implement outreach programs in the community, teach classes at our center or help with administrative tasks.


We’re always on the lookout for upbeat, enthusiastic and passionate individuals committed to enhancing the wellbeing of Southern Nevadans. 

Get Involved

Get Involved

Join Our Table

Love celebrity chefs and good food? Like to eat well and do good? If you’re not already receiving information about Keep Memory Alive’s events that are filled with food, fun and feel-good, please contact us and join our mailing list.

Learn more about the purpose behind the party. For more information call 702.263.9797 or email us at specialevents@keepmemoryalive.org.

Annual Marquee Events

Check out the fun from our annual Power of Love® gala in Las Vegas or our Summer Social and Rodeo on the shores of Lake Tahoe.

Power of Love Gala

The gala is much more than a party. It's an annual celebration of life that was created to raise money for Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health's programs and services. 

Imagine the finest evening of first-rate headliner entertainment, food prepared by celebrity chefs and wine chosen by master sommeliers. Now imagine that same evening in the entertainment capital of the world: Las Vegas. 

Chefs have included Mario Batali, Tom Colicchio, Scott Conant, Todd English, Thomas Keller, Emeril Lagasse, Giada De Laurentiis, Michael Mina and Wolfgang Puck. Our guests have been entertained by George Benson, Andrea Bocelli, Michael Bublé, Celine Dion, Snoop Dogg, Gloria Estefan, Cee Lo Green, Enrique Iglesias, LL Cool J, Lenny Kravitz, Barry Manilow, Martina McBride, Lionel Richie, Robin Thicke, Stevie Wonder and many other luminaries.

A Weekend in Tahoe to Keep Memory Alive

Keep Memory Alive Chairman and Founder Larry Ruvo and his wife and Keep Memory Alive Board Vice Chair, Camille Ruvo, along with the McGill family, resurrected the Glenbrook, Nevada rodeo in 2000 after it had been discontinued in 1965.

Now, each summer this iconic rodeo features barrel racing as well as bull and bronco riding. Carnival games, a face painter and a watermelon eating contest delighted kids, while a Western-style barbecue and a silent auction captivated the young-at-heart.

Saturday afternoon, some guests enjoy a picnic at the home of Financier and Philanthropist Michael Milken and his wife Lori Milken. Saturday evening, the Ruvos open their beloved Shakespeare Ranch to world-renowned restaurateur Emeril Lagasse, who saddles up in the kitchen to prepare an extraordinary dinner. Guests enjoy the best of his signature cuisine accompanied by a selection of fine wine and spirits.

100% of the funds raised throughout this memorable weekend support the work of Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health.

Keep Memory Alive Event Center

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From the mind of world-renowned architect Frank Gehry, the breathtaking Keep Memory Alive Event Center, located on our Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health campus, is as iconic as it is unique.

The event center is available for rent by the public, and a portion of revenue generated supports the Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health.

Learn more about the renting the space or call 702.263.9797 for more information.