The National Meningitis Association held there "Gala 2011" with the theme "Give Kids a Shot" at
the lovely NY Athletic Club overlooking the Spring-filled Central Park.
Chairing the event were Gary Springer, whose Father, John Springer was Hollywood's leading publicist.
His son Nick Springer, who was affected by meningitis at an early age, and went on to win a gold medal
in the para-Olympics also chaired along with Senator John L. Loeb, Jr, and Sara Herbert-Galloway.
This disease CAN be prevented just with a shot.!!!!
The lovely dinner was hosted by James Naughton, a Tony-award actor/singer who entertained, with.
traditional melodies. A silent auction was held during the evening which included awards given
to various persons. An International Ambassador of Education Through Music award went
to Chau-Giang Thi Nguyen, recently engaged to Producer Brian Grazer who served on the
Honorary Committee along with SUSAN SARANDON, LIV ULMAN and LANIE KAZAN.