Gloria and Emilio Estefan have been chosen as the honorees at the 18th Power of Love gala put on by the Keep Memory Alive whose mission is to help those suffering from neurocognitive disorders in support of the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center For Brain Health.
The Estefan’s were selected for their support of research into spinal cord injuries. Following a paralyzing tour bus accident in 1990, Gloria and Emilio founded The Gloria Estefan Foundation, whose goal is to assist in various causes focusing on children and spinal cord research. Gloria’s father, Jose Fajardo, also suffered a fatal neurological disease stemming from his time served as a soldier in the Vietnam War, furthering her fight to bring awareness to these types of diseases.
Not only will the evening include a performance by Estefan, the couple will be saluted by Ricky Martin, Carole King and Jon Secada; Academy Award nominee Andy Garcia, recording artist and talk show hostess Queen Latifah; multi-award winning actress and singer Rita Moreno; platinum recording artist and actress Jordin Sparks; Emilio Estefan’s new artist making her debut performance, Fantine; and more to be announced at a later date.
The Power of Love gala is scheduled for April 26 at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.