850 Supporters, $1.4M Raised
US Army Major Daniel Gade proved that an IED blast can’t keep a true champion from an Ironman finish
NCAA Wrestling Champion and above-knee amputee Anthony Robles inspires the crowd with his story of overcoming the odds
Gala Founder and Chairman Scott Stackman presents event honoree Daniel Loeb with his own custom CAF surfboard
The Challenged Athletes Foundation invites you to leave your limits at the door at an inspiring evening to benefit physically challenged athletes. Join us in honoring the Heroes of Boston at the 2013 A Celebration of Heroes, Heart and Hope gala.
Date: Wednesday, June 12, 2013
A Celebration of Heroes, Heart and Hope is CAF's annual gala dinner held at the regal and historic Waldorf Astoria in New York City to raise funds for and awareness of physically challenged athletes. Join us for a triumphant evening to show what is possible when one person blazes through boundaries to pave the way for others.
Cocktails and Silent Auction 6:00 pm
Dinner, Program and Live Auction 7:30 pm
A Celebration of Heroes, Heart and Hope is an event like no other that showcases the transformational power of sports. Gain strength and motivation from amazing stories of trailblazing challenged athletes who battle tirelessly to break through barriers and set new standards of excellence. It's been said to be one of the most inspirational and motivational events that participants have ever attended in New York City.
2013 Featured Athletes
Meet double amputee Jessica Long, whose epic journey to Paralympic gold started at a Siberian orphanage; Breezy Bochenek, an 11-year-old cancer survivor and amputee whose strength will leave you breathless; and Daniel Riley, a retired Marine Cpl. whose resilience in the wake of an IED explosion is nothing short of remarkable. In addition, meet dozens of local New York-area challenged athletes who are benefiting from CAF's mission and programs every day.
This event will feature a silent and live auction boasting luxurious items, trips and experiences. From high end watches and jewelry to exotic vacations and an entry to the prestigious IRONMAN(R) World Championships, this auction promises a select of items you won't want to miss.
Feature Live Auction Item: Ironman World Championship Entry
The gala live auction will include coveted slot to the Ironman World Championship, organized and conducted by the World Triathlon Corporation, at the sixth annual A Celebration of Heroes, Heart and Hope gala in New York City on June 12. The winning bidder (or his/her designee) may compete in either 2013 or 2014 in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii.
Interested parties can bid on the coveted slot in one of two ways: