This year’s black-tie “Life Without Lupus Gala 2014”at the American Museum of Natural History celebrates the breakthroughs in lupus research that are transforming patients’ lives and bringing us closer to a cure. Gala Honoree, Iris Cantor, is passionate about improving healthcare and furthering medical research that will enhance the quality of life – goals the S.L.E. Lupus Foundation and the Lupus Research Institute deeply share and foster. Our Scientific Honoree, Dr. Bahija Jallal, is recognized for helping MedImmune fulfill its commitment to the lupus community as it champions innovation, pioneers scientific discovery and pursues safe and effective new treatments.
Over 600 guests will enjoy a full program and extravagant dinner served by Caterer Restaurant Associates, the official caterer for the Museum.
Entertainment: The legendary, Tony Bennett will give a special performance in this intimate setting for a cause he has supported for decades. A live auction will allow participants to support specific patient programs or a particular piece of cutting-edge research at renowned institutions worldwide.
Gala Honoree: Iris Cantor, Chairman & President Iris B. Gerald Cantor Foundation
Scientific Honoree: Bahija Jallal, PhD, Executive Vice President, AstraZeneca, Head of MedImmune
Time: 6:30 – 10:00 PM
Location: The American Museum of Natural History, Central Park West at 79th Street, New York City
Event Agenda: Cocktails, Formal Program/Dinner, Auction, Entertainment
Special Performance: The Legendary Tony Bennett
Host: Willie Geist, Co-Host NBC’s Today Show and Co-Host, MSNBC’s Morning Joe
Honorary Gala Chair: Jessye Norman
Dinner Chairs: Jennie and Richard DeScherer Anna R. Fisch Susan Golick and Alan Wasserman Bonnie Englebardt Lautenberg Pamela and Arnold Lehman Bing Yao, PhD
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