2017 Sparkle of Hope Event Photos

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Gala Leadership Chair Brent Saunders, Chairman, President and CEO of Allergan plc, with guests at the cocktail reception.

Gala founder Fred Hassan with Patti and Dr. Tom Koestler.

Gala Co-Chairs with Honoree Robert J. Hugin are:
- From Right bottom row: Fred Hassan, Caret Group, Warburg Pincus, Al Bourla, Pfizer Innovative Health, Terrie Curran, Celgene Corporation, Eileen Griffith, Community Hope, Inc., Neriman Botas, Eisai Inc., and J. Michael Armstrong, Community Hope, Inc.

-From Right top row: David Epstein, Rubius Therapeutics, Flagship Pioneering, Adam Schechter, Merck, Brent Saunders, Allergan plc, Mark Alles, Celgene, Robert J.Hugin, Celgene Corporation, Michael Mawby, Ferring Holding Inc., Thomas Kendris, Novartis, and Kabir Nath, Otsuka America Pharmaceutical, Inc.

Honoree Robert J. Hugin and his wife Kathy with Community Hope Leadership Committee Co-Chair Jen Zimmer of Insigniam (left) and Board Member Anne St.Clair of Wilmington Trust (right)

Former Sergeant Nathanial Stokes, who served in the US Marine Corps for ten years, shares his story of struggling with PTSD and homelessness.

Community Hope Leadership Committee Members (list name & co.):
-From Right to Left: Mike Lazar, JBK Associates International, Inc., Thomas Kolaras, Endo Pharmaceuticals, Craig Robertson, Accenture - Life Sciences, Chris Clare, M&T Bank, Anne St.Clair, Wilmington Trust, Michael Lupton, Wells Fargo Advisors, Jen Zimmer, Insigniam, Kevin Rigby, Rigby Consulting, LLC, Ann Mohamadi, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, John Soriano, Celgene Corporation, and Cheryl Ressland, Daiichi Sankyo, Inc.

Noreen Hassan (from left) with Community Hope Board President Eileen Griffith, CEO J. Michael Armstrong and Chief Development Officer Julia Bey Ahmet.

CH CEO Michael Armstrong calls Celgene CEO Mark Alles to the podium to introduce fellow Marine Nathanial Stokes.

Event guests at the cocktail reception with nearly 900 attendees.

CH Leadership Committee member Thomas Kolaras of Endo Pharmaceuticals with Neriman Botas of Eisai.

Otsuka America Pharmaceutical staff members with President and CEO Kabir Nath (right), an event co-chair.

Beth and CH Board Member Bruce Silver of Ladenburg Thalmann & Co. Inc. with CH CEO J. Michael Armstrong

Sponsors and attendees from JBK Associates International including CEO Julie Kampf (second from right) and Principal and CH Leadership Committee member Michael Lazard (third from left).

All photographs by Stephanie Lin.