Emmy Award-Winning Comedy Writer, Alan Zweibel, Keynote Speaker
NEW YORK, Nov. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Last chance to buy tickets for Turn the Corner Foundation's, http://www.turnthecorner.org, annual gala, a fundraiser to help fight Lyme disease. The big event, Unmask a Cure, will be held tonight, Thursday, November 13, 2008 at Gotham Hall in New York City. Celebrities and prominent physicians involved in research and clinical treatment of Lyme disease are expected to attend. Awards will presented to individuals who have been instrumental in the last year in raising awareness and fostering innovative treatment for people suffering from the Lyme and other complex tick-borne diseases.
This year's event will include a performance by Emmy Award-winning comedy writer, Alan Zweibel. Unmask a Cure follows the release of Alan Zweibel's fourth book, a collection of his short stories and essay, Clothing Optional. Zweibel's daughter, Lindsay Zweibel, will be receiving a Courage Award at the event for her battle and perseverance against Lyme disease.
Turn the Corner will present the Vision of Hope Award to Andy Abrahams Wilson, Producer/Director of Under Our Skin, a film that investigates the shocking human, medical and political dimensions of Lyme disease, for his efforts to raise awareness for chronic Lyme disease. Leading Lyme-literate physician, Bernard D. Raxlen, MD will receive the Humanitarian Award for his dedication to treating patients with tick-borne diseases, including Lyme.
"TTC is doing important work for the Lyme community, and has been a great force behind Under Our Skin," said Andy Abrahams Wilson "Thanks to our joint efforts, the mainstream medical establishment can no longer ignore or marginalize chronic Lyme disease and its sufferers."
Lyme disease is quickly becoming a national epidemic that is growing at
a faster rate than AIDS. It is a multi-system di
|SOURCE Turn the Corner Foundation|
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