On Monday, October 24, 2016, debra of America will host the 18th Annual debra of America Benefit at the historic Gotham Hall in New York City. J.R. Martinez, Winner of Dancing with the Stars, actor, and Wounded U.S. Veteran, will be our Master of Ceremonies.
We are also thrilled to announce that Doug Davis, Founder & Owner of The Davis Firm, PLLC and Executive Producer of the Clive Davis and The Recording Academy’s Pre-Grammy Gala, will receive the Corporate Hero Award. Dr. Jouni Uitto, Chair of the Department of Dermatology & Cutaneous Biology at Thomas Jefferson University, will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award, and Abeona Therapeutics will receive the Partners in Progress Award.
The money raised will directly support people living with Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB), a rare connective tissue disorder that affects 1 in 20,000 births in the U.S. There is no cure or treatment for EB. Pain management, wound care, and protective bandaging are the only options available. EB is as common as Cystic Fibrosis and ALS but few know about it. Our goal is to not only find a cure but to also support those with EB and raise much needed awareness.