Kelsey & Scott Porter honored at star-studded event in Los Angeles.
New York, NY (October 1, 2019)– On Saturday, September 28th, four hundred guests attended the 5thAnnual Freeze HD at Avalon Hollywood where more than $420,000 was raised to support the Huntington’s Disease Society of America (HDSA). This star-studded event was hosted by actor Lamorne Morris and honored Kelsey and Scott Porter. Some notable guests included Seth Green, Topher Grace, Jason Ritter, Katherine McNamara, Marianna Palka, Kate Miner, Rachel Bilson, Wilson Bethel, Jaime King and Allie LaForce. The event featured incredible live performances from Brian Logan Dales & the Dales Hotel, Tyson Ritter from All-American Rejects,DJ Skee, DJ Prophet, Emma Hutton, Leslie Powell and Scott Porter.
“The 5thAnnual Freeze HD was the largest fundraising event ever hosted to support our organization and we couldn’t have done it without our incredible honorees, Scott & Kelsey Porter, sponsors, event committee and everyone who attended as well as bid on the amazing auction items,” said Louise Vetter, HDSA’s President & Chief Executive Officer. “Thank you everyone – this was truly a showcase of the extraordinary strength of the HD community.”
The incredible auction included exciting trips, signed TV/movie & sports memorabilia, once-in-a-lifetime experiences, exclusive tickets, gaming equipment and so much more! Freeze HD was supported by a wonderful event committee that included Rachel McAdams, Jason Ritter, Jaime King, Marianna Palka, Simon Helberg, Bryce Dallas Howard, Kenneth & Diane Mayfield, Blake & Jenne Coler-Dark, Brian Logan Dales, Matt & Courtney Hamilton, Jamie Linden, Justin & Kate Miner, Elliott & Tracy Owen, Carly Ritter, Nancy Morgan Ritter, Tyler & Lelia Ritter, Jason Ziven, Angelique Cabral, Jaylen Moore & Britt Logan, Gentille Koosed, Kyle Newman, Adam Seid, Jessica Cain, Emily & Jamie Rodgers and Alana Yankowitz.
Special thanks to our Freeze HD sponsors:
GOLD SPONSORS: Genentech and The Ferrell-Paulin Family Foundation.
SILVER SPONSORS: Bel Air Internet, Cambium Networks, Keyes Real Estate, Marron Foods, Wave Life Sciences and Winncom Technologies.
BRONZE SPONSORS: After Hours Theatre Company, Amberlee Colson,California Horizon Pool & Spa, Educated Nannies, Fake Empire, Ferrandino & Son, Inc.,Freemark Financial LLP, Robert Kirkman, Rumble Riot Pictures, Temple Hill Entertainment, The MBS Group, The O.C.D. Experience, Wilson Bethel and William Morris Endeavor.
Huntington’s disease is a fatal genetic disorder that causes the progressive breakdown of nerve cells in the brain. It deteriorates a person’s physical and mental abilities during their prime working years and has no cure. Every child of a parent with HD has a 50/50 chance of inheriting the faulty gene that causes HD. Today, there are approximately 30,000 symptomatic Americans and more than 200,000 at-risk of inheriting the disease.
The symptoms of HD are described as having, ALS, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s – simultaneously.
The Huntington’s Disease Society of America is the premier nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of everyone affected by HD. From community services and education to advocacy and research, HDSA is the world’s leader in providing help for today, hope for tomorrow for people with HD and their families.
To learn more about Huntington’s disease and the work of the Huntington’s Disease Society of America, visit www.HDSA.orgor call (800) 345-HDSA.
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