Reeve Foundation To Mark 25th Anniversary with "A Magical Evening" Gala

Posted by Reeve Staff in Daily Dose on November 13, 2015 # Fundraising

A Magical Evening

Evening will honor president George H.W. Bush, Judy A. Smith, and Shawn Friedkin

New York, NY (October 28, 2015) – The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation announced today that it will host its annual "A Magical Evening" Gala on Thursday, November19, 2015 at Cipriani Wall Street. The evening will mark the Foundation's 25th Anniversary.

This year's event hosted by Meredith Vieria will honor President George H.W. Bush with the Christopher Reeve Spirit of Courage Award. Judy A. Smith, President and CEO, Smith & Company will receive the Dana Reeve HOPE Award and Shawn Friedkin, Founder and President, Stand Among Friends will receive the Arnold H. Snider Visionary Leadership Award.

"2015 marks a watershed year for the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation thanks to advances in the field of spinal cord injury research that prove cures are not only possible, they are inevitable. At A Magical Evening we will celebrate this period of unprecedented progress and toast the distance traveled over the past 25-years to deliver on Christopher Reeve's dream of a world of empty wheelchairs," said Peter Wilderotter, President and CEO of the Reeve Foundation. "This year's honorees are all changemakers who fuel the Reeve Foundation mission and have contributed to the movement ignited by our founders. Thanks to their efforts, we have an opportunity to transform lives in the here-and-now and offer tangible hope to the 5.6 million Americans living with paralysis."

Read the full press release here.

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