Honoree Sam Lee and Mitchell Lew
Deborah Snyder and Gala Co-chair Susan Steen
Honorees Deen Castronovo, Deidra Castronovo and Jonathan Cain
Honorees Dr Robert Harris and Delly Harris
More than 700 Arthritis Foundation supporters gathered to honor Deen Castronovo of the legendary rock band Journey and his fiancée, Deidra; Samuel S. Lee, Chairman and CEO of Prospect Medical Holdings, Inc.; and rheumatologist E. Robert Harris, MD and his wife, Delly Harris, RN, with the Jane Wyman Humanitarian Award at the 29th annual Commitment to a Cure Awards Gala. The red carpet event raised more than $750,000 to support research for a cure for arthritis, the nation’s leading cause of disability.
Entertainer Wayne Brady delighted the audience as emcee of the evening’s program. Guests enjoyed presentations of the Jane Wyman Humanitarian Award, a live auction featuring one-of-a-kind packages including tickets to the premiere of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and a special musical performance featuring Deen Castronovo on vocals, accompanied by Jonathan Cain, Journey keyboardist, songwriter and vocalist. Hundreds of donors also raised bid paddles to pledge their support for research grants and medically supervised camps for children with juvenile arthritis.
Photography by Getty Images for Arthritis Foundation