Navigation Links
Emmy-Award Winning Actress Susan Lucci to Receive Philanthropic Leadership Award at 7th Annual Cure for Sure Dinner
Date:4/24/2010

Hartman Foundation for Parkinson's Research Recognizes All My Children star for her work on behalf of Parkinson's research

East Islip, NY (PRWEB) April 24, 2010 -- The Thomas Hartman Foundation for Parkinson's Research will celebrate the work of scientists, a philanthropist, a corporation and a person afflicted by the disease who have come together to find a cure at the 7th Annual Cure for Sure Dinner on June 22.

The dinner, held at the Crest Hollow Country Club, will honor Emmy-award winning actress Susan Lucci, recipient of the Hartman Philanthropic Leadership Award. The Hartman Corporation of the Year Honoree is Joseph R. Ficalora, Chairman, President and CEO of New York Community Bancorp, Inc. Louis DeCaro will receive Father Tom's Spirit Award, given to a person affected by Parkinson's who has contributed to the public awareness of the disease.

Additionally, the dinner will recognize the work and achievements of ten scientists who have received grants from the Hartman Foundation for their work. The 2009 grant recipients are:
- David Eidelberg, M.D. (Hartman Foundation Executive Scientific Advisor)
The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research North Shore-LIJ Health System
- Clifford B. Saper, M.D., Ph.D.
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
- David C. Chan, M.D., Ph.D.
Winifred Masterson Burke Medical Research Institute
- Rajiv R. Ratan, M.D., Ph.D.
Winifred Masterson Burke Medical Research Institute
- Andrew Feigin, M.D.
Feinstein Institute for Medical Research of the North Shore-LIJ Health System
- D. James Surmeier, Ph.D.
Northwestern University
- Michael Kaplitt, M.D., Ph.D.
Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University
- Serge Przedborski, M.D., Ph.D.
Columbia University Department of Neurology Movement Disorders Division
- Rachel Saunders-Pullman, M.D., MPH
Beth Israel Medical Center
- Nicholas K. Tonks, Ph.D., FRS
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

Father Tom established the Thomas Hartman Foundation for Parkinson's Research, Inc. in 2004, three years after he was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. "It became clear to me that God was inviting humanity to find the cure" said Father Tom. "With God, prayer, good science and money, the cure can be found."

Ms. Lucci, a dear friend of Father Tom's, joined his cause and has pledged to be part of changing the face of Parkinson's disease. Ms. Lucci is no stranger to a good fight. As the most famous face in daytime television history, Ms. Lucci has held audiences spellbound for years as the sassy, beautiful "woman you love to hate," Erica Kane on ABC-TV's "All My Children." In May 1999, all of America stood and cheered when Ms. Lucci won the Emmy Award for "Best Actress" after a record 19 nominations.

A cocktail hour will begin at 6:00 with a silent auction and raffle, with the dinner following at 7:30. The critically acclaimed composer Jimmy Webb will perform.

Reporters are invited to a press briefing that will be held at 5:00 pm on June 22nd at the Crest Hollow Country Club. To register, please contact Becky Wiley at 516-829-5502 or at rwiley(at)infinitechpronline(dot)com.

About the Thomas Hartman Foundation for Parkinson's Inc.
The Foundation seeks to provide grants for the newest and most innovative scientific projects which offer the best hope for the advancement and development of a cure. Scientists believe that with continued funding for research a cure for Parkinson's can be found within ten years. This is a time frame affirmed by top officials of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in testimony before Congress. For more information please visit www.hartmanfoundation.org.

###

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/hartman/foundation/prweb3912744.htm.


'/>"/>
Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2010 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved  

Related medicine news :

1. Award Winning HyperSign Digital Signage Service Now Includes Interactive Signage
2. Knowland Group Kicks Off Employee Fitness Challenge with Award-Winning Body Builder and Personal Trainer Dave Kergaard
3. Prize4Life Inspires Award-winning ALS Film: Trapped
4. Leeza Gibbons and ZERONA Equals a Winning Combination
5. Remuda Ranch Programs for Eating and Anxiety Disorders Sponsors a Special Edition of the Award-Winning Documentary America The Beautiful
6. Multi-Award Winning Author Tina Turbin Interviews Special Guest Dr. Peter H.R. Green, M.D. On The Thrive in Balance Radio Show
7. Twitter Contest: Free, Onsite H1N1 Vaccination Day for Winning Businesses
8. San Francisco Charity A GOOD IDEA to Give $100,000 to Haiti Victims Upon Winning Nationwide Charity Program
9. The Garlands of Barrington Earns International Recognition, Residents Reap the Benefits of Award-Winning EngAGE Lifestyle
10. Emmy Award Winning Actress Debra Messing Visits Zimbabwe
11. Jenna Norwood to Present Award-Winning Documentary & Lecture at Harvard University
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Emmy-Award Winning Actress Susan Lucci to Receive Philanthropic Leadership Award at 7th Annual Cure for Sure Dinner 
(Date:2/12/2016)... ... 12, 2016 , ... Homeowners now have a next generation ... America’s leading brand of building products, has improved upon its industry-best array of ... version of the ColorView® Exterior Style and Color Selector. Created expressly for the ...
(Date:2/12/2016)... ... 2016 , ... A lot has been reported about the fitness routines of ... health and wellness resources most Americans could ever dream of having at their disposal. ... as frenetic as the U.S. President. , In honor of President’s Day on ...
(Date:2/12/2016)... LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (PRWEB) , ... February 12, 2016 , ... The Central Coast Autism ... of this dance is to provide a night of fun for teens with and without ... help everyone feel welcomed and included at the event. The dance will take place on ...
(Date:2/12/2016)... ... , ... Yisrayl Hawkins, Pastor and Overseer at The House of Yahweh in ... are the real facts surrounding all those Bible stories. For generations families have gathered ... and Yisrayl says there is more to these than just mere “stories”. , ...
(Date:2/12/2016)... Aliso Viejo, CA (PRWEB) , ... February 12, 2016 , ... ... by Pixel Film Studios. The new cartoon style themes are great for showcasing pictures, ... with completely customized scene generators, titles like introductions, lower thirds, transitions and a beautiful ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/12/2016)... 2016  Memorial Hermann Health System has teamed up ... to bring a one-of-a-kind experience to pediatric patients at ... such as 360-degree video and Google Cardboard, Howard was ... – giving the patients and their families an unexpected, ... caught on video . Memorial Hermann ...
(Date:2/12/2016)... SAN DIEGO and SEOUL, ... -- Silicon Biosys­tems Menarini and Macrogen, Inc. today ... clinical assays and innovative procedures for precision medicine ... to combine Silicon Biosystems, DEPArray™ digital-sorting technology with ... development of tests certified under the Clinical Laboratory ...
(Date:2/12/2016)... , Feb. 12 2016  OMS Supply, a ... and medical practitioners, announced today the recent launching of ... visitors a variety of features that enhance the user ... surgery supplies. --> ... a fairly new company that started in early 2016, ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: