Fifth Annual Sepsis Heroes Gala

Save the Date - September 15, 2016 at Arena NYC

On Thursday, September 17, 2015 Sepsis Alliance presented awards to six honorees at its 4 th annual Sepsis Heroes Gala. Guests listened to stories of survival and loss of life from sepsis, as well as messages from healthcare professionals who are working in research, management, and direct treatment of sepsis. Musical entertainment was provided by Matthew Friedman, and Leah Binder, President and CEO of The Leapfrog Group, was the keynote speaker.


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. 


Sepsis Heroes Keynote Speaker

Sepsis Alliance was pleased to have Leah Binder as the evening’s keynote speaker. Ms. Binder is President and CEO of The Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit based in Washington, DC, representing employers and other purchasers of health care calling for improved safety and quality in hospitals.


Musical Entertainment

Matthew Friedman, one of the stars of the musical, "Movin' Out," joined us at Sepsis Heroes as a special musical guest. Friedman, a singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from New York, NY, starred for three years as "The Piano Man" in the National Touring productions of Billy Joel' and Twyla Tharp's Tony-Award-Winning musical, "Movin' Out," and currently plays keyboards for the Broadway production of "Jersey Boys"


Sepsis Heroes Sponsors

The Sepsis Heroes event could not be possible without the generous support of its sponsors. This year’s sponsors include Arena NYC, NorthShore-LIJ, Leading BioSciences, Cytosorbents, NASCAR, Wolters Kluwer Health, ThermoFisher Scientific, bioMérieux, Tenax Therapeutics, Merck, Checklist Boards Corp, EMC2, Intermountain Healthcare, Presence Health, BD, HP, CDI, Tenet Health, and Spike Out Sepsis.

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.

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