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10th Anniversary Orthopaedic Foundation Gala Set For Success

Star-studded event to benefit the Orthopaedic Foundation’s groundbreaking medical research and education programs

NEW YORK (October 30, 2014) – Grammy Award-winner Bruce Hornsby will give an exclusive performance to a high-profile audience of philanthropists, athletes, actors, and musicians during the 10th Annual Orthopaedic Foundation Gala on Wednesday, November 19 at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in New York City. This year’s fundraising event will honor six individuals who embody the values of the Orthopaedic Foundation.

The Orthopaedic Foundation will bestow its highest honor, the Spirit of an Active Lifestyle Award, to three recipients throughout the evening. Heather Abbott, a survivor of the 2013 Boston Marathon attack, will be celebrated for triumphantly crossing the finish line at this year’s Boston Marathon while walking on a prosthetic leg. Olympic gold medalist Mikaela Shiffrin and multi-Grand Slam champion James Blake will also be recognized with the award for their impressive athletic performances and embodiment of a healthy and active lifestyle. Other individuals to be honored at the gala include Thomas Rich, President and CEO of F.D. Rich Company and renowned philanthropist, Amanda Shulman, exceptional student of Le Cordon Bleu, and Jeffrey Tindell, a generous philanthropist and former partner at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, L.L.P.

In addition to a special performance by Hornsby, guests of the 10th Anniversary Gala will be treated to a specially crafted menu presented by Eli Kaimeh, executive chef of the three Michelin Star-winning restaurant Per Se, and Ghaya Oliveira, pastry chef at Daniel, the namesake restaurant owned by legendary Chef Daniel Boulud. Former attendees of the event include television personality Regis Philbin, Fox News anchor Bill O’Reilly, and former honorees Bill Cosby, Billie Jean King, and Martha Stewart among many others.

Home to one of the largest physician training laboratories on the East Coast and a high-tech BioSkills Laboratory, the Orthopaedic Foundation is at the epicenter of education in the field of orthopedic surgery. Established by Kevin Plancher, MD, the foundation offers seminars and anatomy workshops to physicians and researchers as well as teaching hospitals and universities globally. Additionally, the organization inspires youth to pursue careers in the field of orthopedic surgery through education programs geared toward middle and high school students.

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About the Orthopaedic Foundation:
The Orthopaedic Foundation is a not-for-profit organization that improves quality of life through cutting edge research and education for the prevention and treatment of musculoskeletal diseases, with a focus on orthopaedic and sports injuries. For more information please visit


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