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Derby in the D


We'll be off to the races on Saturday, May 3, 2014 starting at 5:30 p.m.

Formerly known as “Shoot for a Cure”, The Henry Ford Neuroscience Institute has made some exciting changes to its premier annual fundraising event. 

The new Derby in the D (A Kentucky Derby Themed Event) is sure to be the talk of the town!

Proceeds from this year’s Derby in the D will benefit The Henry Ford Neuroscience Institute, one of the nation’s top centers for research and clinical trials in neurological diseases and trauma offering some of the most advanced therapies for ALS, Alzheimer’s disease, brain tumors, epilepsy, movement disorders, spine disorders and stroke, as well as other neurological conditions.derbyphotos.jpg

The event will be held at:

MotorCity Casino Hotel
2901 Grand River Avenue
Detroit, MI 48201

The schedule for the night will include:
  • Cocktail Reception / Dinner / Dancing
  • Broadcast of The 140th Kentucky Derby Race will be aired during Cocktail Hour
  • Derby Raffle (during cocktail reception)
  • Live & Silent Auction (during dinner and dancing)
  • Live Entertainment by 50 Amp Fuse
  • Panel of Judges will award Best Hat, Best Bow Tie, Best Dressed
  • Discounted Hotel Room Rate for Night of Event
  • Complimentary Valet and Self-Parking

Dress code for the event is Kentucky Derby Style -- so think big hats, bows ties, plaid and seersucker suits!

For additional information about this event contact:

Karen Fox
(313) 874-6616

A special thanks to all our event sponsors including:

Triple Crown Sponsor
  • Dick Scott
Winner’s Circle Sponsor
  • Bortz Health Care Facilities
  • DeMaria
  • Kenwal Steel Corp.
  • Turner Construction
  • Unify, Inc.
Run for the Rose’s Sponsor
  • Manny & Loretta Brown
  • Stanton Elias & Donna Shewach
  • The Hermelin Family
  • Kitch Drutchas Wagner Valitutti & Sherbrook
  • Schechter Wealth
  • Nancy Schlichting & Pam Theisen
  • Michel Williams
  • MCH Development
Grand Stand Sponsor
  • Art Van Furniture
  • Biotronic
  • Morris & Rhonda Brown
  • Cyberonics, VNS Therapy
  • Paul & Jennifer Edwards
  • Ferndale Electric
  • Stan & Shari Finsilver – Detroit Car Company
  • Lawrence-Green Fire Protection Company
  • Meijer
  • Northern Electrical Testing
  • Pharmacy Advantage
  • Mark & Pam Rosenblum
  • Michael & Lynn Seidman
  • Superior Ambulance Service Inc.
  • Synapse Biomedical
  • UBS
  • Kathleen Yaremchuk
In-Kind Sponsors
  • Comcast Spotlight
  • Berline
  • Top That! Event
  • HOUR magazine