The Hydrocephalus Association’s First Annual Vision Dinner, “A Time for Awareness; The Hope for a Cure,” is taking place in New York City at the Apella Alexandria Center. Generously hosted by Vicki and Craig Brown, major benefactors of the Hydrocephalus Association (HA), the evening unites politicians, neurosurgeons, scientists, advocates, and business leaders to raise the public profile of hydrocephalus and to share the current research initiatives and successes around the condition.
Renowned pediatric neurosurgeon and 2012 MacArthur Foundation Fellow, Dr. Benjamin Warf, is the
keynote speaker, sharing his revolutionary new surgical procedure to treat hydrocephalus in the infant population. The evening will also honor three individuals for their tireless dedication to the elimination of the challenges of hydrocephalus through their affiliation with the Hydrocephalus Association. The event will honor Paul Gross, Senior Vice President, Geospatial Technologies, INRIX, recipient of the Inspiration Award; Marion Walker, M.D., Professor, Neurosurgery, Primary Children’s Medical Center, recipient of the Service Award; and Emily and Russell Fudge, Co-Founders, Hydrocephalus Association, recipients of the Leadership Award.
“We are very thankful to be able to increase awareness of this under-represented condition and to bring attention to the many families that are living with its challenges. Our hope is that this special evening will result in greater knowledge of the Hydrocephalus Association’s progress in both treatment protocols and research, and will serve to inspire others to join us on our journey to increase investments in hydrocephalus research that will lead to a cure,” stated Vicki Brown, who has a son with hydrocephalus.
The Hydrocephalus Association would like to thank Craig and Vicki for their generosity in hosting this special evening to raise the profile of hydrocephalus and the important work of the Hydrocephalus Association for our entire community.