Throughout the years, the Young Leadership Council (YLC), has established a group of young professionals who are passionate in finding a cure and better treatments for dystonia and Parkinson's disease. By planning and hosting a variety of events, they are able to network amongst their peers, raise funds and increase awareness for this important cause.
Past Events Include:
- "Cocktails and Conversations": a series of small cocktail parties hosted at different venues featuring experts from the worlds of finance, medicine, science, journalism, start-ups, fashion and beauty.
- Matthew Williamson Fashion Fundraising Event: UK's leading fashion designer Matthew Williamson, hosted an event at his New York emporium on March 22, 2012. 20% of the proceeds from the evening's sales were given to the Foundaion to fund medical research. Over $15,000 of sales were generated in just a few hours.
- Rebecca Taylor NY & LA Fundraising Events: Renowned fashion designer Rebecca Taylor teamed up with the YLC to host two tremendous fashion fundraising events at their New York and Los Angeles stores. Guests received a 10% discount and The Bachmann-Strauss Foundation received 20% of the proceeds for all sales produced during the event and event a few days after the event. Due to these successful events, Rebecca Taylor has donated over $12,000 to the Foundation to support medical research.