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Download the 6th Annual Journey of Hope Gala e-Journal

Thank you to everyone who helped make the 6th annual Journey of Hope Gala a success!


Thank you to our sponsors:

Silver Sponsor:
NFL Network



Bronze Sponsors:
 Belvedere Health Services

Burke Rehabilitation Hospital


Rusk Rehabilitation at NYU Langione Medical Center

 Ronemus & Vilensky LLP  

Friend Sponsors:
Bellet Construction
DeCaro & Kaplen, LLP – The Brain Injury Law Firm
ElderChoice, Inc.
Head Injury Association
Jill and Barry Dain
Mount Sinai Brain Injury Research Center
O’Connell & Aronowitz
Robin Hill Farm - Brain Injury Program
The Adolph & Ruth Schnurmacher Foundation, Inc.
The Setton Foundation
Siegel & Coonerty, Attorneys at Law

Patron Sponsors:
Fieldhome: A Community of Caring Services
St. Charles Hospital

Entertainment Underwriters:
diSalvo Interiors
Ruttura & Sons Construction


Event information and Entertainment:

Honorary Chairs Penny Marshall & Lorraine Bracco and Gala Chairs Rosemarie diSalvo & Bradley Van Nostrand invited the public to the 6th Annual Journey of Hope Gala, to benefit the Brain Injury Association of New York State.

The Gala took place at Slate from 6:30pm to 10pm on October 8, 2013. Supporters gathered for Cocktails, Hors d'Oeuvres, Dancing, Raffle, Silent and Live Auctions and Dessert and entertainment provided by celebrated stage and screen performer Jerry Gretzinger, DJ SpinDetta, and professional pool player Jennifer Barretta.Thank you to all who attended and provided support for this fun-filled evening!



This Year, the Association honored several individuals who have made great strides in raising awareness and services for individuals with brain injury:  

The Champion of Hope Award will be awarded to Barry D. Jordan, MD, MPH, Assistant Medical Director, Burke Rehabilitation Hospital & Medical Director, Burke's Brain Injury Rehabilitation Program.

The Leadership Award will be awarded to Marie Cavallo, PhD, Associate Chief Compliance Officer at AHRC NYC and past President of the Brain Injury Association of New York State.

The Victory Award will be awarded to John Quinan, Journalist and TBI Survivor, and to Marion Hedges.


 Download the invitation to the 6th Annual Journey of Hope Gala.


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