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Annual Sparkle of Hope Dinner Auction
10/28/2010 - By Whippany, NJ

Annual Sparkle of Hope Dinner Auction

More than 400 guests attended Community Hope’s 14th Annual Sparkle of Hope Dinner Auction on Thursday, October 28, 2010 at the Birchwood Manor in Whippany, New Jersey.

The charity event raised $392,000, the proceeds of which benefits Community Hope’s residential programs serving 300 individuals daily.

Honored at the gala were Richard M. Goldberg, President of DRS Technologies Charitable Foundation and Senior Vice President of Public Affairs and Communications for DRS Technologies, for his support of the organization’s Hope for Veterans Program and John H. Johnson, President, Lilly Oncology and Senior Vice President of Eli Lilly and Company, for his contributions to advancing pharmaceutical treatments for serious and chronic diseases.

The Sparkle of Hope Dinner was founded in 1997 by Fred Hassan, Chairman of Bausch + Lomb, and has raised $4.65 million in the past 14 years.
Co-Chairing the 2010 gala with Mr. Hassan were Dr. Sol Barer, Executive Chairman of the Celgene Corporation; John Crowley, President and CEO of Amicus Therapeutics; David Norton, Company Group Chairman of Global Pharmaceuticals for Johnson & Johnson; Dr. Stuart Peltz, President and CEO of PTC Therapeutics Inc.; Cavan Redmond, Senior Vice President, Pfizer Inc, and Group President, Pfizer Diversified Businesses; and Kevin Rigby, Vice President of Public Affairs and Communications for Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation.
Celebrating its 25th anniversary year, Community Hope provides residential programs for hundreds of young adults and individuals in recovery from mental illness and substance abuse, including the nationally-acclaimed Hope for Veterans Program for homeless veterans.

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