Event Planner Larry Scott Of Lawrence Scott Events produced the Global Lyme Alliance Fourth Annual New York City Gala

Gala Experience produced by Larry Scott of Lawrence Scott Events ©Rob Kim/Getty Images

Gala Experience produced by Larry Scott of Lawrence Scott Events ©Rob
Kim/Getty Images

which Raised Over $2 Million to Conquer Lyme Disease

The Global Lyme Alliance (GLA), the leading 501(c)(3) dedicated to conquering Lyme and other tick-borne diseases through research, education and awareness, today announced that its fourth annual New York City Gala raised over $2 million at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York City. The money raised at the event will support the GLA’s mission to advance scientific research leading to a reliable diagnostic test, improved treatment options, and ultimately, find a cure for Lyme and other tick-borne disease. Ramona Singer and Erin Walker were honored at the gala while the audience was treated to a show-stopping performance by Tony Award-winning Broadway and television star Sutton Foster.

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The Founder and CEO of Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation Receives China’s Highest Honor Granted to a Foreigner

Dr. Samuel Waxman and Liu He, the Vice-Premier of the People’s Republic of China ©Alex Fengyun Lei

Dr. Samuel Waxman and Liu He, the Vice-Premier of the People’s Republic of China
©Alex Fengyun Lei

Samuel Waxman, M.D. received China’s “Friendship Award,” along with  distinguished leaders in medicine, technology, and engineering

The Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation (SWCRF), an international nonprofit organization that funds cutting-edge cancer research, today announced that its founder and CEO, Samuel Waxman, M.D. received China’s highest honor granted to a foreigner. The Vice-Premier of the People’s Republic of China, Liu He, presented the “Friendship Award,” to Dr. Waxman at a ceremony in Beijing over the weekend.

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Inaugural Fitness New York Awards Honored Leaders in the Health, Wellness & Fitness Industries

Honoree Carlos Leon wins Best Male Celebrity Trainer at the Fitness New York Awards ©Charles Robinson, Jr.

Honoree Carlos Leon wins Best Male Celebrity Trainer at the Fitness New York Awards ©Charles Robinson, Jr.

The inaugural annual Fitness New York Awards, founded by Carrie Brudner, honored nine leaders in the health, wellness and fitness industries, presented by Dr. Alex Eingorn. The event was well-attended by family and friends of honorees plus celebrity guests who took part in a lively red carpet and step-and-repeat displayed by event sponsors at 80 Washington Place in New York City.

Each of the honorees are eminent in their respective fields and have successfully maintained or developed respected brands and amassed many A-list followers to match their high-profile clientele. Applauding their efforts, high-level colleagues and celebrity clients attended in support of the honorees.

The evening’s honorees included:

Carlos Leon, Best Male Celebrity Trainer: The co-founder of Belleon Body, is a celebrity trainer and actor of stage and screen. He and Grammy® award-winning singer Madonna are the parents of Lourdes Leon, and his family was in attendance to support his recent achievement. Ryan Seacrest and Adrian Grenier are among Leon’s celebrity clients.

Ann Kaiser, Best Female Celebrity Trainer: The Founder of AKT, counts Kelly Ripa, Shakira, Hillary Duff and Sarah Jessica Parker, and others, among her loyal clientele. AKT has studios in NYC, the Hamptons, Connecticut, and Los Angeles.

Toper DesPrés, Best Fitness Visionary: The Director of Wilhelmina Fitness + Sports Division elevated the agency when he trained models to perform athletically and skillfully for the advertising campaigns of national brands.

Amy Conway, Women’s Magazine of the Year: The Editor-in-Chief of Health, has a passion for health and wellness that she brings to her newest job. She came to Health the summer of 2018 after a long and illustrious career with various magazines under the Martha Stewart imprint.

Greg Emmanuel, Men’s Magazine of the Year: The Chief Content Officer of Men’s Health, has more than 20 years of diverse editorial experience. His position includes complete oversight of the magazine and website.

Marcus Antebi, Best Nutrition Brand: The Founder of Juice Press went from addiction to being on top of the juicing world with his wildly popular brand Juice Press, now with more than 70 stores around the country. Juice Press offers an expansive USDA-organic product line as well as a variety of lifestyle resources.

David Kirsch, Wellness Innovator: The Founder of David Kirsch Wellness Company has over two decades’ experience in harnessing the powerful connection between body, mind, and spirit. Kirsch’s philosophy of “sound mind, sound body” appeals to many A-listers. He’s known as the go-to man when a celebrity needs to get in shape fast.

Ilana Kugel, Best Activewear Brand: The Founder and Creative Director of Koral, designs and markets luxe, athleisure pieces that are edgy yet feminine and made from high-tech fabrics.

Justin Gelband, Fitness Influencer: The Celebrity Personal Trainer is best known for training Victoria’s Secret models including Miranda Kerr, Karlie Kloss, and Martha Hunt.

Taking place on the terrace of a beautiful Greenwich Village townhouse, the fitness-loving honorees and guests enjoyed healthy light bites alongside a variety of beverage options provided by sponsors.

Sponsors included: Dr. Lewis Gross from Alka White, Pure Protein and Essentia Water.

(Photo Credit: Charles Robinson, Jr.)

ABOUT FNYA

The first annual Fitness New York Awards honored the best of the best in the fitness industry. Founded by Carrie Brudner, the special event awards leaders in many facets of health, wellness and fitness. The exclusive red-carpet event will expand into Miami, Florida and Los Angeles, California in 2019.

For more information, please follow @FitnessNYAwards on Instagram.

Founder Carrie Brudner of the First Annual Fitness New York Awards, Greg Weinberg ©Charles Robinson, Jr.

 

Mr. & Mrs. Leon, Honoree Carlos Leon at the Fitness New York Awards ©Charles Robinson, Jr.

 

Honoree Amy Conway at the Fitness New York Awards ©Charles Robinson, Jr.

 

Honoree Ana Kaiser at the Fitness New York Awards ©Charles Robinson, Jr.

 

Honoree David Kirsch at the Fitness New York Awards ©Charles Robinson, Jr.

 

Honorees Greg Emmanuel and Amy Conway at the Fitness New York Awards ©Charles Robinson, Jr.

 

Guest, Honoree Ana Kaiser at the Fitness New York Awards ©Charles Robinson, Jr.

 

Honoree Greg Emmanuel at the Fitness New York Awards ©Charles Robinson, Jr.

 

Honoree Ilana Kugel at the Fitness New York Awards ©Charles Robinson, Jr.

 

Honoree Justin Gelband at the Fitness New York Awards ©Charles Robinson, Jr.

 

Honoree Marcus Antebi at the Fitness New York Awards ©Charles Robinson, Jr.

 

Honoree Topher DesPrés at the Fitness New York Awards ©Charles Robinson, Jr.

 

Presenter Dr. Alex Eingorn at the Fitness New York Awards ©Charles Robinson, Jr.

 

Atmosphere ©Charles Robinson, Jr.

Aiteo Founder, Benedict Peters Wins Forbes Oil & Gas Leader Of The Year Award, 2018

Francis Peters, Mike Perlis ©Patrick McMullan

Francis Peters, Mike Perlis ©Patrick McMullan

International business leader and founder of Aiteo Group, Benedict Peters was awarded Africa’s Oil and Gas Leader of the Year at the Forbes Best of Africa Gala which held at Forbes Headquarters, New York City.

The award is an acknowledgement of Peters’ significant contribution to oil and gas development in Africa by visionary leadership, distinguished service and transformational realignment of a sector dominated by International Oil Companies. The Forbes Award also recognised Mr. Peters’ commitment to bettering the lives of people and societies across Africa by philanthropic engagement.

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The Durst Organization and The Everglades Foundation Hosted New York City Benefit to Protect America’s Everglades

Renowned nature photographer Mac Stone, Philanthropist Susanne Durst of The Durst Organization, Chairman Douglas Durst of The Durst Organization, The Everglades Foundation CEO Eric Eikenberg ©Patrick McMullan

Renowned nature photographer Mac Stone, Philanthropist Susanne Durst of The Durst Organization, Chairman Douglas Durst of The Durst Organization, The Everglades Foundation CEO Eric Eikenberg ©Patrick McMullan

CBS/WLNY chief weathercaster Lonnie Quinn and award-winning nature photographer Mac Stone make impassioned plea to save Florida’s wetlands and clean water

The Durst Organization helmed by real estate moguls and philanthropists Douglas and Susanne Durst hosted a benefit at 4 Times Square in midtown Manhattan to support The Everglades Foundation, a nonprofit 501(c)3 working to protect and restore America’s Everglades through science, education and advocacy. The evening welcomed business leaders, philanthropists and political figures to a visual journey showcasing the natural beauty of the wetlands‘ wild and endangered habitat, as captured by renowned nature photographer Mac Stone.

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Philanthropist Jean Shafiroff co-chairs the 2018 Couture Council Luncheon and Award Ceremony Benefitting The Museum at FIT

Jean Shafiroff, Narciso Rodriguez ©Patrick McMullan

Jean Shafiroff, Narciso Rodriguez ©Patrick McMullan

In collaboration with The Couture Council of The Museum at FIT (MFIT), board member and philanthropist Jean Shafiroff and Angela Dotson cochaired a luncheon honoring Narciso Rodriguez with the 2018 Artistry of Fashion Award at the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center in New York City. The award ceremony and luncheon raised in excess of $850,000 to benefit The Museum at FIT. The fashion industry’s top editorial voices, visionaries, plus distinguished and aspiring designers were all in attendance at the award ceremony that has, traditionally, welcomed the arrival of the Mercedez-Benz New York Fashion Week every year.

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Lifestyle Expert Pamela Morgan of Flirting With Flavors Celebrates with a 2018 Fall Fiesta

Lifestyle Expert Pamela Morgan of Flirting With Flavors ©Rob Rich of Society Allure

Lifestyle Expert Pamela Morgan of Flirting With Flavors ©Rob Rich of Society Allure

Lifestyle and Entertaining Expert Pamela Morgan of Flirting With Flavors produced her annual end-of-summer celebration at her home in Water Mill, NY. Displaying her design savvy and culinary expertise as a chef and cookbook author, the party brought a close to the summer and start to the Fall 2018 season, welcoming Pamela Morgan’s dearest friends to celebrate this year’s theme of ‘Fiesta Mexicana’.

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A Gourmet Dining Experience to Remember at Greenwich Steakhouse

Greenwich Steakhouse interior (4)

Greenwich Steakhouse has quickly become one of the staples in West Village since opening a year ago. Climbing towards the top of the New York City restaurant hierarchy, the three-story eatery located at 62 Greenwich Avenue has delivered the top three qualities foodies and frequent diners expect from any fine dining establishment. Find masterfully crafted and flavor-filled cuisines, multiple dining experiences in one, and an enjoyable atmosphere made comfortable by an attentive waitstaff.

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Beauty Experts Angelo David and Jacob Guttman Introduce The Flex Brush: The Ultimate Detangling Brush for Wet and Dry Hair

Brush Collage

World-renowned celebrity hair stylist Angelo David Pisacreta, owner of the elite Angelo David Salon in New York City, and hair-tool veteran Jacob Guttman, founder and CEO of Creative Pro Hair Tools, introduce The Flex Brush—an all-purpose tool that safely detangles hair, massages the scalp and promotes health and hair growth. The brush’s versatility, combined with its flex technology, make it the most forgiving hair brush on the market.

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