Welcome!

Cognitive Computing Authors: Pat Romanski, Yeshim Deniz, Zakia Bouachraoui, Liz McMillan, Elizabeth White

News Feed Item

Brain Injury Association Is Hosting Second Annual Journey of Hope Gala

NEW YORK, Oct. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Honorary Chairs Lorraine Bracco and Penny Marshall, along with The Brain Injury Association of New York State (BIANYS) are hosting the Second Annual Journey of Hope Gala on 10/28/09 at the Hard Rock Cafe in NYC.

Bill Evans of WABC News is the Master of Ceremonies for the evening honoring Bob Woodruff of ABC News and Trisha Meili, "the Central Park Jogger," with the "Victory Award." D. Thomas Ruttura and Peter Ruttura of Ruttura & Sons Construction will receive the "Corporate Citizens of the Year" for philanthropy along with Rehabilitation Neuropsychologist Deborah M. Benson receiving the "Champion of Hope Award."

BIANYS provides services and advocacy for individuals with brain injury and their families, including military veterans (1 in 5 soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan sustain a TBI). BIANYS advocates for prevention and public awareness. Proceeds from the Gala will provide financial support to BIANYS.

Both Woodruff and Meili represent true survival stories and will speak to living with brain injury. Woodruff survived a massive brain trauma when a vehicle in which he was riding hit a roadside bomb while on assignment in Iraq. Many know Meili as the jogger who survived a devastating attack in Central Park 20 years ago.

About two million brain injuries of all types occur each year in the U.S. impacting individual and family lives. Dinner committee member Joanne Miller said, "When my son was injured, our family was devastated. BIANYS reached out to our family with information and support." Miller's son was severely injured in a construction accident while working at the World Trade Center site in 2007.

Bracco and Marshall began supporting BIANYS two years ago when a close friend sustained a brain injury. Bracco and Marshall met Miller at Mount Sinai Medical Center where all pledged to support BIANYS. The Journey of Hope Gala was born out of this pledge. Bracco and Marshall donated and stocked the first auction with celebrity memorabilia. This year attendees are looking forward to seeing Bracco reprise her role as auctioneer at the organization's first red carpet affair in Manhattan. Marshall and other celebrity friends including Ron Perlman will also be attending the gala and contributing their talents to this worthy cause.

    Contacts:
    www.bianys.org
    Tracey Gittere/Legendary Events
    516-222-0550x127
    [email protected]
    Press:  Amy Sigona 201-280-2214
    [email protected]
    NOTE: Credentialed Press must RSVP to attend


SOURCE Brain Injury Association of New York State

More Stories By PR Newswire

Copyright © 2007 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PRNewswire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of PRNewswire. PRNewswire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

IoT & Smart Cities Stories
We are seeing a major migration of enterprises applications to the cloud. As cloud and business use of real time applications accelerate, legacy networks are no longer able to architecturally support cloud adoption and deliver the performance and security required by highly distributed enterprises. These outdated solutions have become more costly and complicated to implement, install, manage, and maintain.SD-WAN offers unlimited capabilities for accessing the benefits of the cloud and Internet. ...
Business professionals no longer wonder if they'll migrate to the cloud; it's now a matter of when. The cloud environment has proved to be a major force in transitioning to an agile business model that enables quick decisions and fast implementation that solidify customer relationships. And when the cloud is combined with the power of cognitive computing, it drives innovation and transformation that achieves astounding competitive advantage.
DXWorldEXPO LLC announced today that "IoT Now" was named media sponsor of CloudEXPO | DXWorldEXPO 2018 New York, which will take place on November 11-13, 2018 in New York City, NY. IoT Now explores the evolving opportunities and challenges facing CSPs, and it passes on some lessons learned from those who have taken the first steps in next-gen IoT services.
SYS-CON Events announced today that Silicon India has been named “Media Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo, which will take place on Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Published in Silicon Valley, Silicon India magazine is the premiere platform for CIOs to discuss their innovative enterprise solutions and allows IT vendors to learn about new solutions that can help grow their business.
In his general session at 19th Cloud Expo, Manish Dixit, VP of Product and Engineering at Dice, discussed how Dice leverages data insights and tools to help both tech professionals and recruiters better understand how skills relate to each other and which skills are in high demand using interactive visualizations and salary indicator tools to maximize earning potential. Manish Dixit is VP of Product and Engineering at Dice. As the leader of the Product, Engineering and Data Sciences team at D...
SYS-CON Events announced today that CrowdReviews.com has been named “Media Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 22nd International Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 5–7, 2018, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. CrowdReviews.com is a transparent online platform for determining which products and services are the best based on the opinion of the crowd. The crowd consists of Internet users that have experienced products and services first-hand and have an interest in letting other potential buye...
Founded in 2000, Chetu Inc. is a global provider of customized software development solutions and IT staff augmentation services for software technology providers. By providing clients with unparalleled niche technology expertise and industry experience, Chetu has become the premiere long-term, back-end software development partner for start-ups, SMBs, and Fortune 500 companies. Chetu is headquartered in Plantation, Florida, with thirteen offices throughout the U.S. and abroad.
The standardization of container runtimes and images has sparked the creation of an almost overwhelming number of new open source projects that build on and otherwise work with these specifications. Of course, there's Kubernetes, which orchestrates and manages collections of containers. It was one of the first and best-known examples of projects that make containers truly useful for production use. However, more recently, the container ecosystem has truly exploded. A service mesh like Istio addr...
SYS-CON Events announced today that DatacenterDynamics has been named “Media Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 18th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 7–9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. DatacenterDynamics is a brand of DCD Group, a global B2B media and publishing company that develops products to help senior professionals in the world's most ICT dependent organizations make risk-based infrastructure and capacity decisions.
Nicolas Fierro is CEO of MIMIR Blockchain Solutions. He is a programmer, technologist, and operations dev who has worked with Ethereum and blockchain since 2014. His knowledge in blockchain dates to when he performed dev ops services to the Ethereum Foundation as one the privileged few developers to work with the original core team in Switzerland.