Fifth Annual Sepsis Heroes Gala

Save the Date - September 15, 2016 at Arena NYC

This year, we will be marking the 5th presentation of our Annual Sepsis Heroes Gala, which will be held on Thursday, September 15th. Every year, the event is held during Sepsis Awareness Month to honor people and organizations that have made a significant contribution to sepsis awareness and education among both the general public and healthcare professionals. Those that have been recognized range from honorees such as Emergency Responder and educator Rom Duckworth (2015), awareness event organizers Jeff & Helene Zehnder (2014), and New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo (2013), to the Surviving Sepsis Campaign (2013) and North Shore-LIJ Health System (2012).

The 2015 honorees were:

Kevin Tracey, MD - President and CEO of The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, and President and Professor of the Elmezzi Graduate School of Molecular Medicine; 

Sam Bass - The first officially licensed artist of NASCAR, and sepsis survivor;

Rom Duckworth – Emergency responder and award-winning educator; 

Leo Araujo - Sepsis awareness advocate and founder of Fantastic Fun Day fundraising and awareness event; 

Susan Irick – Sepsis survivor, nurse, and sepsis and pneumonia disease manager at Northeast Georgia Medical Center;

Carolinas HealthCare System - developed a Sepsis Collaborative to improve recognition of sepsis and reduce mortality. 


Our 2016 Sepsis Heroes will be announced soon. Watch for the announcement in our newsletter and on social media (Facebook, Twitter, & LinkedIn).


Sepsis Heroes Sponsors

The Sepsis Heroes event could not be possible without the generous support of its sponsors. Companies and organizations interested in supporting the Sepsis Heroes event as a sponsor should email or call us at (619) 232-0300. Program ad pages are also available for purchase.

Sepsis Heroes Sponsorship Opportunities