2018 NWABR ANNUAL Gala
JOIN US AT THE 2018 SPEAK UP FOR RESEARCH GALA
MAY 24TH, 2018, 6:30 PM. Program will conclude by 9pm and networking will continue to 10:00 PM
NWABR’s annual gala is both a fundraiser and a celebration of biomedical research.
The purpose of the fundraiser is to raise the money needed to support NWABR’s programs that engage Middle and High students and community members with biomedical research. This outreach work is key to creating a generation of supporters, advocates and practitioners in biomedical research.
In 2018 we will be once again joined by the winning students from the BioExpo High School science competition. These students will bring their posters and projects to the event to share with you the work that they are doing and their passion for the field.
The celebration component of the evening is aimed at acknowledging the progress being made in biomedical research in the Pacific Northwest.
The highlights of this component of the Gala will be the awarding of:
- The Alvin J. Thompson Award: this Award reflects the recipients high standing in the life science community with engagement in cutting edge research alongside a commitment to ethical research practices and the advancement of public trust in research.
- The Buster and Nancy D. Alvord Award: this Award reflects the recipients philanthropic contributions to the Northwest alongside their role as an advocate, educator, or donor in support of the local biomedical research community
- Honoring a select group of people who have provided exceptional service to NWABR.
For 2018 the Thompson Award will be given to Dr. Martin Childers. The Alvord Award will be given to Paul Frase and Alison Rockett-Frase. Whilst they will be receiving separate Awards, Martin, Paul and Alison are being recognized for their partnership in developing a genetic treatment for the debilitating and fatal disease Myotubular Myopathy. Their incredible and moving story epitomizes what passionate parents, working with brilliant and dedicated scientists, can achieve.
Paul Frase with Joshua.
NWABR is a 501(c)(3) organization. Tickets for the Speak Up for Research Gala will be $95.00, and $65.00 of each ticket is tax deductible.
If you would like to place your name on the reservation list, purchase a ticket, or sponsor a table, please contact Ken Gordon at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 206-957-3337 to speak with someone from NWABR's friendly staff.
Proceeds from the gala support NWABR's educational work, engagement with students and the public, in support of NWABR's mission to promote the public's trust in biomedical research and its ethical conduct.
NWABR Distinguished Service Awards
NWABR Distinguished Service Awards are giving to NWABR staff and Board members in honor of their personal contributions to the work of NWABR. These Awards were instigated in 2016 and the recipients are:
To be announced.