Oscar- and Grammy-Award Winning Singer and Songwriter, John Legend will perform at the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF) Annual Fall Gala on Saturday, October 24, 2015 in Old Greenwich, Connecticut.
The evening’s Courage and Commitment honoree is Professor Elie Wiesel, Nobel Laureate, and the Wiesel Family. Mr. Wiesel is a renowned author and the President of The Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity. He has been awarded more than 100 honorary degrees, and is the recipient of the esteemed Presidential Medal of Freedom and the Nobel Prize for Peace. Acceptance remarks will be delivered by Mr. Wiesel’s son, Elisha Wiesel.
Karen E. Andrews, MMRF Co-Founder and a current member of the MMRF Board of Directors, will be honored with the Spirit of Hope Award. Ms. Andrews has been a steadfast champion of accelerating cancer research and has helped the MMRF to become one of the leading research foundations in the nation, if not the world. A Greenwich, CT resident, Ms. Andrews also serves as the Senior Vice President and General Counsel for the March Of Dimes.
Both awards are the highest accolade presented by the Foundation in recognition of extraordinary contributions by the honorees to inspire hope through his or her life’s work.
The evening’s Mistress of Ceremonies is Bonnie Hunt, Actress, Director, Producer and Writer and MMRF Honorary Board of Directors. Presenting sponsors include: Takeda Oncology and Janssen Biotech, Inc. Funds raised through this premier event will benefit the groundbreaking cancer research models of the MMRF, which are aimed at accelerating the development of new treatments to extend the lives of myeloma patients and find a cure for multiple myeloma, the second most prevalent blood cancer.
The MMRF Fall Gala is the largest charity event in Fairfield County, CT and is attended by over 1,200 of the nation’s most prominent celebrities, business executives and health care professionals. For more information about the MMRF Annual Fall Gala, please visit: www.themmrf.org/FallGalaTickets. To reserve a table or inquire about sponsorship opportunities, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 888-584-5463.