Global Genes Presents the 4th Annual RARE Tribute to Champions of Hope Awards Saturday, September 26 @ Hyatt Regency Resort and Spa Huntington Beach

Global Genes’ 4th Annual Rare Tribute to Champions of Hope Awards Gala


Saturday, September 26, 2015


Blue Carpet Arrival: 5-6:30pm
Awards Show:


Hyatt Regency Resort and Spa Huntington Beach 21500 Pacific Coast Hwy, Huntington Beach, CA 92648



Global Genes™ hosts the 4th Annual RARE Tribute to Champions of Hope Gala, recognizing those who are uniquely attacking the challenges they face in the fight against rare disease. Over 300 individuals and organizations worldwide were nominated by their peers for a RARE Champion of Hope award for their notable efforts in rare disease advocacy, science, collaborative sciences, medical care and treatment. From the extraordinary list of nominees, members from the Global Genes Board of Directors, Medical and Science Advisory Board, and other key partners, selected the recipients to be honored at the 4th annual Tribute event. The annual blue carpet event brings together scientists, advocates, patients and supporters of the global rare disease community for an evening of unforgettable honors, presentations and performances.


The 2015 gala will be a star-studded event with award presentations by actress and producer, Lindsey Shaw (Pretty Little Liars), TV personality and broadcast journalist, Kit Hoover (Access Hollywood LIVE), and 11x Ironman champion and Pan Am Games winner, Lisa Bentley. The evening’s program will include special performances by winner of the 2015 Macy’s iHeart Radio Rising Star Contest, Christina Grimmie, 2013 Teen Choice Award Web Star Winner, Cimorelli, break out recording artist Aleem, and a special musical guest to be unveiled at the gala.

Many celebrity guests plan to attend the event in support of rare disease including Bryce Dallas Howard (Jurassic World), Emmy nominee, Jason Ritter (Gravity Falls, Girls), American Idol season 8 winner and Platinum Recording artist, Kris Allen, Max Charles (The Amazing Spider-Man 2, American Sniper), Melanie Lynsky (Two and A Half Men), Madison Mclaughlin (Supernatural), Camryn Howard (Straight Outa Compton) philanthropist, author and actor Travis Flores, and many more still to be announced. Rare disease patient advocate and syndicated radio talk show host, Scot “Froggy” Langley will be the master of ceremony for the evening of festivities.


Credit: Global Genes.

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