The 9th Annual Alfred Mann Foundation Innovation and Inspiration Gala Honors Brian Grazer and Colonel Paul Pasquina, M.D.

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The 9th Annual Alfred Mann Foundation Innovation and Inspiration Gala will honor Academy Award ® winning producer Brian Grazer and Colonel Paul Pasquina, M.D., at a Monte Carlo Casino Royale themed event on Sunday, October 21st, 2012 at the Barker Hanger, Santa Monica, CA. The black and white formal attire gala will be hosted by actress, producer, director, and Golden Globe ® and Emmy ® award-winning choreographer Debbie Allen.

“The Alfred Mann Foundation is proud to honor Brian Grazer and Colonel Paul Pasquina, M.D.,” said CEO David Hankin.

The 9th Annual Alfred Mann Foundation Innovation and Inspiration Gala will honor Academy Award ® winning producer Brian Grazer and Colonel Paul Pasquina, M.D., at a Monte Carlo Casino Royale themed event on Sunday, October 21st, 2012 at the Barker Hanger, Santa Monica, CA. The black and white formal attire gala will be hosted by actress, producer, director, and Golden Globe ® and Emmy ® award-winning choreographer Debbie Allen.

“The Alfred Mann Foundation is proud to honor Brian Grazer and Colonel Paul Pasquina, M.D.,” said CEO David Hankin. “Their achievements have inspired and positively transformed lives, and we are sincerely grateful for their tireless efforts to make a difference in the world.”

The award of Innovation and Vision will be presented to Brian Grazer for his charitable humanitarian efforts; and the award for Vision and Scientific Achievement will be presented to Colonel Paul Pasquina M.D. for his healthcare initiatives for returning injured war veterans suffering from traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury or amputation from any conflict around the world. Colonel Pasquina is also a leader in research for several areas of trauma including the development of advanced prosthetic devices and corresponding control systems. Alfred Mann will present the award of Innovation and Vision, and David Hankin the award for Vision and Scientific Achievement at the gala.

The Alfred Mann Gala – Monte Carlo Casino Royale
Sunday, October 21, 2012

Barker Hanger
3021 Airport Avenue
Santa Monica, CA 90405

Surprise Entertainment & Casino Gaming
4:30 PM Cocktail & Silent Auction
6:30 PM Dinner & Entertainment

About the Innovation and Vision Award
At each year's AMF Gala, the AMF Innovation and Vision Award is presented to recognize an individual's extraordinary commitment to the advancement of the human condition through humanitarian efforts. It is an acknowledgement of that individual's contribution to positively transform the manner in which society responds to unmet human needs.

AMF forms a team that evaluates potential candidates for their degree of commitment, which is expressed through his or her efforts. The major considerations include the effect that commitment has had in inspiring others. The actual award is an exquisite hand-crafted piece of art created in bronze and glass by Robert Work. It depicts a man and woman supporting the world, and includes the AMF logo atop North America.

About Alfred Mann Foundation
In 1985 Alfred Mann, one of the most respected innovators and entrepreneurs in the field of medical technology, created The Alfred E. Mann Foundation for Scientific Research (AMF). AMF is a nonprofit medical research foundation dedicated to bringing advanced medical technologies to the public to provide significant improvements to the health, security, and quality of life for people suffering from debilitating medical conditions.

Mr. Mann has been instrumental in the creation of groundbreaking devices such as the pacemaker, the insulin pump, the cochlear implant and prosthetic retinas which have helped restore sight to the blind. Through their medical and scientific research and development, Alfred Mann and AMF aim to bring new hope to individuals suffering from various medical conditions. For more information please visit: AEMF.org

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