John Legend to perform At MMRF Gala


Oscar- and Grammy-Award Winning Singer and Songwriter, John Legend will perform at the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF) Annual Fall Gala on Saturday, Oct. 24 at Hyatt Regency Greenwich, 1800 East Putnam Avenue in Old Greenwich. The evening’s Mistress of Ceremonies is Bonnie Hunt, Actress, Director, Producer and Writer and MMRF Honorary Board of Directors.

The evening’s Courage and Commitment honoree is Professor Elie Wiesel, Nobel Laureate, and the Wiesel Family. Mr. Wiesel is a renowned author and the President of The Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity. He has been awarded more than 100 honorary degrees, and is the recipient of the esteemed Presidential Medal of Freedom and the Nobel Prize for Peace. Acceptance remarks will be delivered by Mr. Wiesel’s son, Elisha Wiesel.

Karen E. Andrews, MMRF Co-Founder and a current member of the MMRF Board of Directors, will be honored with the Spirit of Hope Award. A Greenwich resident, Ms. Andrews also serves as the Senior Vice President and General Counsel for the March of Dimes. She and her twin sister, Kathy Giusti, a resident of New Canaan, co-founded the MMRF soon after Ms. Giusti was diagnosed with multiple myeloma.

Funds raised through this premier event will benefit the groundbreaking cancer research models of the MMRF, which are aimed at accelerating the development of new treatments to extend the lives of myeloma patients and find a cure for multiple myeloma, the second most prevalent blood cancer.

For more information, visit: themmrf.org/FallGalaTickets. To reserve a table or inquire about sponsorship opportunities, email mmrf@benefitoffice.org or call 888-584-5463.

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