For more than 20 years, LAGOS has supported Keep Memory Alive (KMA) and its efforts to research and care for those suffering from debilitating diseases of the brain, like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. LAGOS Founder and Creative Director, Steven Lagos became involved with the foundation through his friendship with Founder Larry Ruvo and his own personal connection to the cause.
Each year, LAGOS donates a significant assortment of fine jewelry for KMA’s biggest fundraising event of the year, the Power of Love gala. The gala is held each year at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, and the guest list is a star-studded who’s who in entertainment, politics and society.
This year, Steven designed something extra special, an exclusive sterling silver and 18K gold heart necklace. The necklace was inspired by the intricate curvature of the Foundation’s Frank Gehry-designed headquarters. This design is the perfect memento to mark a very special evening. The year 2020 is engraved on the back so donors can build a collection of their Power of Love memories. 100 percent of the purchase benefits Keep Memory Alive in support of the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health.
Both of Steven’s grandparents suffered from Alzheimer’s and Steven watched as the disease took a toll on the patients as well as their families and caregivers. He realized just how difficult the experience is for everyone involved and has been committed to KMA ever since. He firmly believes jewelry is the most personal piece of art a woman can own. It’s one of the many reasons Steven Lagos is inspired to create beautiful pieces every day.