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John Legend Headlines At Multiple Myeloma Benefit in Greenwich

John Legend to perform at the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF) Annual Fall Gala on Saturday at Hyatt Regency Greenwich.
John Legend to perform at the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF) Annual Fall Gala on Saturday at Hyatt Regency Greenwich. Photo Credit: Submitted

GREENWICH, Conn. -- The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation's annual Fall Gala will be held Saturday at the Hyatt Regency in Old Greenwich from 6 to 11 p.m.

Oscar and Grammy Award-winning singer and songwriter John Legend will be the featured performer at the benefit.

The evening’s Courage and Commitment honoree will be Professor Elie Wiesel, Nobel Laureate, and the Wiesel Family. Karen E. Andrews, MMRF co-founder and current member of the MMRF Board of Directors, will be honored with the Spirit of Hope Award.

Both awards are the highest accolade presented by the Norwalk-based foundation in recognition of contributions by the honorees to inspire hope through his or her life’s work.

Bonnie Hunt -- actress, director, producer/writer and MMRF Honorary Board of Directors -- is scheduled to be the the evening’s Mistress of Ceremonies.

Wiesel is a renowned author and president of The Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity. He has been awarded more than 100 honorary degrees and is the recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the Nobel Prize for Peace. Acceptance remarks will be delivered by Wiesel’s son, Elisha Wiesel.

Andrews has been a steadfast champion of accelerating cancer research and has helped the MMRF become one of the leading research foundations in the nation, if not the world. A Greenwich resident, Andrews also serves as the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel for March of Dimes.

The MMRF Fall Gala is the largest charity event in Fairfield County and is attended by more 1,200 of the nation’s most prominent celebrities, business executives and health-care professionals.

Presenting sponsors for the event include Takeda Oncology and Janssen Biotech Inc.

Funds raised through this event will benefit the groundbreaking cancer research models of the MMRF, which are aimed at accelerating the development of new treatments to extend the lives of myeloma patients and find a cure for multiple myeloma, the second most prevalent blood cancer.

For more information about the MMRF Annual Fall Gala, please visit www.themmrf.org/FallGalaTickets . To reserve a table or inquire about sponsorship opportunities, please email mmrf@benefitoffice.org or call 888-584-5463.

Hyatt Regency Greenwich is at 1800 E. Putnam Ave., Old Greenwich.

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