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A Celebration of Heroes, Heart & Hope


The Challenged Athletes Foundation is honored to share that the ninth annual A Celebration of Heroes, Heart and Hope Gala, held on June 10th, was a huge success.
775 supporters gathered at the beautiful Waldorf Astoria to celebrate UNBREAKABLE spirit, strength and support. Thanks to the generosity of amazing sponsors, donors, guests, table captains, honoree Byron Roth and event chairman Scott Stackman, over $2.3 Million was raised to support challenged athletes worldwide.

The evening featured incredible transformational moments, including a performance by Dancing with the Stars' fan favorite Amy Purdy, an emotional tribute to the inspirational Aldrich brothers and a celebration of New Jersey native Glenn Hartrick's triumphant return to sport, nearly one year to the day of his tragic accident.

If you were unable to attend the night, there is still time to support by donating here.

The Today's Show's Natalie Morales and Willie Geist returned as the evening's co-hosts.

Dancing with the Stars' and CAF athlete Amy Purdy graced the stage with an unforgettable dance performance.

The night was a huge success thanks to honoree Byron Roth and event chairman Scott Stackman.





Many thanks for the great evening. I had a wonderful time and it was fantastic to see all the CAF legends and to listen to the heart warming stories.

— Dave Scott, six-time Ironman World Champion