On Thursday, May 16, 2013, The Webster Group proudly produced the Jacob’s Cure Dream Big Gala at Pier Sixty in New York City, which raised over $600,000 to help fund Canavan’s Disease research.
“Jacob’s Cure is a non-profit organization founded by Jordana Holovach to save her son, Jacob, who was diagnosed with Canavan Disease, a rare genetic neurological disorder, at six months old. Children with Canavan Disease become trapped in their bodies, develop seizures, lose their ability to see and swallow, and die in the first decade of life. The research funded by Jacob’s Cure has slowed or halted the progression of the disease in most of the children who received gene therapy and have begun the recommended pharmacological treatments. While there is currently no cure for Canavan’s Disease, Jacob’s Cure is funding a stem cell clinical trial that aims to further treat and ultimately cure Canavan Disease.” http://jacobscure.org/
The 2013 Dream Big Gala honored childhood friends of Jordana Holovach, Scott and Brian Sklar, who have been big supporters of Jacob’s Cure since its inception 17 years ago. The gala sold out three weeks before the event, and there was even a waiting list hoping to join the 840 guests who attended. The evening consisted of a silent auction, tribute videos, a Dream Big raffle for a new BMW, and special VIP guests, including Sherri Shepherd, co-host of “The View.”
This was the second year that The Webster Group has been honored to produce such an important event. Our staff worked hard planning all facets of the gala, including the show flow, décor, floral, food & beverage, A/V and entertainment.