Salute to Excellence Gala 2020
Celebrating 22 years, the Salute to Excellence Awards Gala will take place at the Fairmont Hotel, San Francisco, on Saturday, May 9, 2020.
This black-tie awards dinner salutes individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to the fields of biotechnology, medical innovation and philanthropy. Since 1990, Salute to Excellence has honored 55 individuals and raised more than $6 million to facilitate, advocate and promote education, support and research for the prevention, treatment and cure of liver disease.
Attire is black tie optional or business attire.
EVENT DATE: Saturday, May 9, 2020
TIME: 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
LOCATION: Fairmont Hotel
950 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA 94108
Meet our 2020 National Flavors LIVEr Champion
Molly was born December 30, 2009; she was a healthy baby. We were thrilled our gorgeous baby girl had finally arrived. Twenty-four hours after she was born, jaundice set in and our happiness turned to fear. While jaundice is fairly normal in newborns, Molly’s jaundice was serious and life-threatening. Overnight, we were thrown from a happy euphoria into a deep despair. Over the course of the next five weeks, Molly underwent a series of blood draws, scans and diagnostic testing. As each day passed, her skin turned more yellow, she stopped gaining weight and became very agitated. No one can imagine the fear that was living inside us.
After weeks of tests, we finally received a diagnosis… Biliary Atresia.