The 15th Annual HONORS GALA was a great success bringing together more than 330 individuals passionate about liver disease to raise over $400,000 for the American Liver Foundation. Thank you to all of our SPONSORS for their support of the event and to our four amazing honorees.
Watch all of our honorees receive their awards at the event!
Dr. Allan Wolkoff
Amida Care - accepted by Doug Wirth
AbbVie - accepted by Lutz Schlicht
Thank you to DENNIS McCARTHY for volunteering his time and talents to photograph the event.
For the FULL gallery of photos taken the night of the event you can visit his site.
PATIENT PROFILE VIDEO - Meet Kayla
The attendees of the Gala had the opportunity to watch this Video debut.
Special thanks to Matt Fineman and MSG for their production of this video.
Special thanks to our 2015 Master of Ceremonies - Amy Freeze!
Watch Amy's introduction from the 2015 Gala
Amy Freeze is Meteorologist for WABC-TV's popular Eyewitness News Saturday
and Sunday Morning.
Amy is one of only a few women in the world who has earned the prestigious
Certified Broadcast Meteorologist accreditation from the American
Meteorological Society. She also holds Seals of Approval from both the AMS and
the National Weather Association.
Amy joined Channel 7's Eyewitness News Weather Team in 2011, after serving as
Chief Meteorologist for Fox News in Chicago. Before that she was a
meteorologist at Philadelphia's WCAU-TV, was morning meteorologist at KMGH-TV
in Denver and worked on KPTV's local morning news program "Good Day
Oregon" in Portland. Her work has earned her several Emmy Awards,
including for "Best Weathercaster," "Outstanding Host" and
for her weather special, "Surviving Severe Weather."
Amy holds a Masters Degree in Environmental Sciences from the University of
Pennsylvania. She earned her B.A. in Communications from Brigham Young
University, with an emphasis on Broadcast Journalism. She also has a B.S. in
Geosciences from Mississippi State University, with an emphasis on Severe
Weather and Forecasting.
An avid runner, Amy has completed marathons in Colorado, Illinois,
Pennsylvania, California and New York, completing the New York City Marathon
numerous times. She's also a certified SCUBA diver and has taken a swim with
the dozen or so 300lb sharks that reside at the New Jersey State Aquarium. She has
reported on movies and entertainment, covered the Olympic Games in Salt Lake
City and Atlanta, and was the first female sideline reporter for Major League
Amy gives time to her community speaking to school children about weather and
supporting charitable causes. She has emceed the Miss Illinois/Miss America
Pageant in Chicago, the Miles to Fight Melanoma Race and won Chicago's
"Dancing with the Stars" contest benefitting the March of Dimes.
Born in Utah and raised Southern Indiana, Amy has lived in eight states. She is
married and lives on the Upper West Side with her four children.
And yes, "Freeze" is her real name!
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.
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