Join the Greater New York Division of the American Liver Foundation and more than 400 guests as we gather at New York's historical Gotham Hall on September 23rd.
American Liver Foundation's mission is to facilitate, advocate and promote education, support and research for the prevention, treatment and cure of liver disease. The funds raised at this elegant and vital event will go a long way to support and further our mission.
Master of Ceremonies: John Elliott, WCBS
After an absence of several years we are pleased to welcome back John Elliott of WCBS as our Master of Ceremonies for this year's Honors Gala. John Elliott joined CBS 2 in January 2007 as a meteorologist on "CBS 2 News This Morning" and "CBS 2 News At Noon." Prior to joining CBS 2, Elliott worked two years at KCBS-TV in Los Angeles. Before that, he spent two years with NBC News and MSNBC, appearing weekday mornings on NBC as a weathercaster on "Early Today." Read John Elliott's full bio here.
We are pleased to announce that Dr. Lewis Teperman will receive the Physician of the Year Award. Dr. Teperman serves the NYU School of Medicine in the capacity of director of the Mary Lea Johnson Richards Organ Transplantation Center. Rocco Andriola became actively involved in the cause of organ donation after his father received a life-saving liver transplant over 25 years ago. He is a Managing Director of Millennium Partners, L.P and will receive our Spirit of New York Award at the Gala. Our third honoree, Robert M. Pollichino, has worked tirelessly as a volunteer, and is currently a Division Board member, for the Foundation since 1994 when he and his wife, Gina, got involved with the Long Island Chapter after her diagnosis of hepatitis C. Mr.Pollichino serves as executive vice president and CFO of the Madison Square Garden Company. He will be retiring this Fall after more than 36 years with the Cablevision Systems Corporation.
For more information about all three of our 2014 honorees. We expect approximately 400 members of the medical, healthcare industry and business community to be in attendance.