To commemorate the 10th anniversary of the passing of actor Christopher Reeve and raise funding and awareness of individuals with spinal cord injuries, The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation is hosting its annual “A Magical Evening” gala tomorrow evening at Cipriani Wall Street.
This year’s event will honor Senator Tom Harkin with the Dana Reeve HOPE Award, as well as Travis Roy, Founder of the Travis Roy Foundation, with the Christopher Reeve Spirit of Courage Award. The evening will also pay tribute to Reeve Foundation friend and supporter, Robin Williams, with a special performance by Alexa Ray Joel. Arnold “Arnie” Snider, a fallen hero who passed away in 2014 after serving as Vice Chair of the Reeve Foundation Board of Directors from 2005 to 2014, will also be honored at the event.
“This has been a landmark year for the Reeve Foundation. We have started to redefine what it means to live with paralysis thanks to groundbreaking research. At A Magical Evening we will have a chance celebrate the progress we have achieved, thank our supporters, and continue our work to deliver on my father’s dream – a world of empty wheelchairs,” said Matthew Reeve, Vice Chair on the Reeve Foundation Board of Directors. “This year’s honorees Senator Harkin and Travis Roy are exemplary individuals who have worked tirelessly to accelerate change for the millions of Americans living with paralysis.”
Dedicated to curing spinal cord injury by through innovative research, The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation is committed to improving the quality of life for people living with paralysis. Proceeds from A Magical Evening enable the Reeve Foundation to continue its pivotal work.
For more information visit http://www.christopherreeve.org