Chasing Hope Luncheon

April 21, 2023

Chasing Hope Luncheon

Chasing Hope Luncheon on Friday, April 21, 2023

The Ritz-Carlton, Washington DC

Our next inspirational luncheon will focus on genetics and personalized medicine in treating neurologic diseases

Chasing Hope is an annual luncheon benefiting the Ann Romney Center for Neurologic Diseases at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Hosted by Carrie Marriott and a distinguished host committee, the luncheon has raised over $1 million to fuel the center’s life-changing research in five of the world’s most complex neurologic diseases: multiple sclerosis (MS), Alzheimer’s disease, ALS, Parkinson’s disease, and brain tumors.

Held for the first time in 2019 in Washington, DC, Chasing Hope combines personal stories with discussions on the latest advances in research in neurologic diseases, making for an inspirational and unforgettable event.

Previous speakers and moderators include:

Norah O’Donnell, anchor and managing editor of the CBS Evening News and 60 Minutes correspondent
Mehmet Oz, MD, MBA, cardiothoracic surgeon, television personality, author, and political candidate
Ann Romney, global ambassador of the Ann Romney Center for Neurologic Diseases
Meredith Vieira, broadcast journalist and television personality, and her husband, journalist and author Richard M. Cohen
Experts from the center, including Dennis J. Selkoe, MD, and Howard Weiner, MD, center co-directors, and Laurie Cox, PhD, head of the Microbiome Neurodegenerative Disease Unit

For more information, please contact Laura Ducie at or 617 424 4202.