15th Anniversary Gala

Gala 2016 Fundraising

Save One Life celebrated its 15th anniversary in New York City on September 29. More than 130 guests representing the US and world hemophilia community and industry gathered at the Manhattan Penthouse on Fifth Avenue for cocktails and dinner.

Tony Fernandez, famous Major League Baseball shortstop, was the guest of honor and was recognized for his attendance at hemophilia camp in the Dominican Republic for three years. Awards were given to: Barry Haarde, a cyclist with hemophilia who has completed five cross- country Wheels for the World tours totaling over 20,000 miles and raised over $220,000 for Save One Life; 2016 Sponsor of the Year Eric Hill, COO of Diplomat Specialty Infusion for co-organizing two fundraising climbs up Mt. Kilimanjaro for Save One Life, sponsoring 31 children and being the first to contribute to Save One Life's endowment fund; and 2016 Inspiration Award winner Usha Parthasarathy, mother of a child with hemophilia who helped establish patient chapters for Hemophilia Federation (India) and for the past seven years has volunteered to help coordinate Save One Life's programs in India.

The highlight of the evening was a piano performance by 16-year-old Save One Life beneficiary Mihai Stefanescu of Romania, who, despite the challenge of bleeds in his fingers and wrists and limited resources to afford piano lessons, has won national and international piano competitions.

Major sponsors of the gala were FFF Enterprises/NuFactor, Octapharma and ASD Healthcare. Biogen and Novo Nordisk were gold sponsors; Alnylam, Bayer HealthCare, BioRx-a Diplomat Company and New England BioLabs were silver sponsors. CSL Behring and KYNE supported Founder's Tables.

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15years gala invitation

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