We could not have hosted this Celebration without the generosity and support of our sponsors and donors. Please join us in thanking these organizations, foundations and individuals.
TOGETHER, WE ARE CHANGING THE FUTURE
Avellino, a leader in precision medicine, is making a global impact in genetics and bringing innovative diagnostics, therapies, and Al-driven data processing to patient care.
EDWARDS LIFESCIENCES FOUNDATION
Edwards Lifesciences is the global leader of patient-focused innovations for structural heart disease and critical care monitoring. We are driven by a passion for patients, dedicated to improving and enhancing lives through partnerships with clinicians and stakeholders across the global healthcare landscape. Edwards' commitment to charitable giving and participation in Edwards philanthropic causes is one of the defining elements of its culture. Since 2004, the company and Edwards Lifesciences Foundation have gifted more than $100 million to charitable organizations around the world supporting underserved patients and strengthening communities where its employees live and work. Support for these causes includes foundation grants, donations of Edwards technologies for humanitarian patient care, and pursuit of 100% of employee involvement in charitable activities.
A haven of wellness and renewal, The Westin Anaheim Resort is a brand-new AAA Four-Diamond hotel across from Disneyland® Resort and adjacent to the Anaheim Convention Center. Find respite in beautifully designed hotel accommodations with signature amenities and Westin Heavenly® Beds. Delight your palate with diverse dining options, including a steakhouse, Mexican restaurant and rooftop bar with panoramic view of Disney California Adventure® Park. Host flawless weddings, meetings and social affairs in the hotel's dynamic event space. Punctuate a memorable day in Orange County with a swim in their outdoor pool or exhilarate your body in the Westin WORKOUT® fitness studio featuring Peloton bikes. Elevate your hotel experience in Southern California with a stay at The Westin Anaheim Resort.
As one of the fastest-growing independent media agencies, USIM delivers tangible results in a rapidly evolving technological and economic landscape. With a proven track record of strategic vision and omnichannel advertising solutions, clients exceed their business goals. USIM’s execution of blending cutting edge research, results, and technology with human insight and creativity, provides the principal factors in driving The Art of Human Sense™. For more information, please visit www.theusim.com.
UCI Health is the clinical enterprise of the University of California, Irvine, and the only academic health system in Orange County. Patients can access UCI Health at primary and specialty care offices across Orange County and at its main campus, UCI Medical Center in Orange, Calif. The 459-bed acute care hospital, listed among America’s Best Hospitals by U.S. News & World Report for 21 consecutive years, provides tertiary and quaternary care, ambulatory and specialty medical clinics, behavioral health and rehabilitation services. UCI Medical Center is home to Orange County’s only National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center, high-risk perinatal/neonatal program and American College of Surgeons-verified Level I adult and Level II pediatric trauma center and regional burn center. UCI Health serves a region of nearly 4 million people in Orange County, western Riverside County and southeast Los Angeles County.
Zion Enterprises is a prominent real estate development and holding company and it provided early seed funding to launch the Celebration of Heroes.
Orange County Music and Dance is one of Orange County’s premier nonprofit community performing arts school, serving over 400 children
at its Irvine facility, and several hundred children in their local Title One schools. The co-founders of our Celebration are Charlie Zhang (founder and chairman of OCMD) and Douglas Freeman (CEO and Executive Chair of OCMD).
The Rose Foundation provided an early and substantial grant to help launch the Celebration. Focused on building strong and healthy communities, the Foundation recognized the importance of recognizing and honoring those who have sacrificed so much for so many.
The Larry and Helen Hoag Foundation provided significant support at a crucial time in our planning, enabling us to move forward and helping to ensure the success of the Celebration.
The Samueli Foundation strives to create societal value by investing in innovative, entrepreneurial and sustainable ideas.
Founded in 1861, Chapman University is a nationally ranked private university located in Southern California. Chapman is categorized by the Carnegie Classification as an R2 “high research activity” institution and offers personalized education to more than 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students. The campus has produced a Rhodes Scholar, been named a top producer of Fulbright Scholars, and hosts a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s oldest and most prestigious honor society. Based in the City of Orange, Chapman also includes the Harry and Diane Rinker Health Science Campus in Irvine. In 2019, the university opened its 11th college, Fowler School of Engineering, in its newest facility, Keck Center for Science and Engineering. Learn more about Chapman University: www.chapman.edu.
Wincome Hospitality is a division of Wincome USA, a privately-owned real estate investment, development and management firm based in Anaheim, California. The company is committed to elevating the hospitality experience through their core values: customer service, true partnerships with team members and deep connections to the communities in which they do business. Wincome USA’s portfolio includes hotel properties: The Westin Anaheim Resort, The Anaheim Hotel, Avenue of the Arts Costa Mesa, A Tribute Portfolio Hotel, Silver Trumpet Restaurant and Bar and office properties in Anaheim and Costa Mesa, California.
Creating better therapies for a better life.
Dr. Kenneth Kim founded Ark Clinical Research as a multi-therapeutic clinical research site specializing in outpatient clinical trials in Asthma, Allergy, Immunology, Pulmonology, Internal Medicine, Infectious Disease/Vaccine, CNS (Mental Health), and Healthy Volunteer.
For your health. For your peace of mind.
Dr. Kenneth Kim founded Cosmos in response to the COVID-19 pandemic to provide companies access to the most up-to-date and comprehensive testing solutions to bring their employees back to work safely. Our services are high touch and provide technological solutions to optimize on-site workflow and employee health.
Concordia University Irvine, guided by the Great Commission of Christ Jesus and the Lutheran Confessions, empowers students through the liberal arts and professional studies for lives of learning, service and leadership.
Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services (Didi Hirsch) has been a national leader in whole-person mental health and crisis care for 80 years. Didi Hirsch serves over 160,000 children, adults, and families annually through 10 facilities and nearly 100 schools. Home of the nation’s first, most comprehensive Suicide Prevention Center and the largest 24/7 telehealth provider on the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, soon to become 988. Didi Hirsch’s highly specialized experts provide outpatient therapy and medication management, crisis counseling, and support groups for people with suicidal thoughts, attempts, or loss, including those traumatized in healthcare.
Learn more today at www.didihirsch.org.
We need YOUR help to make this a true Celebration.
Nominate: We want to help tell the real life stories of those who went that extra step for patients… coworkers… family members. Nominate those unsung heroes today!
Volunteer: We can use all the help we can get, including helping us find unsung heroes - serving as an event host to one of our heroes and honored scientists - helping us at our Celebration Gala Events.
Donate: Any amount will help… You can do it in the name of a Nominated Hero above or just to help us with our goal of providing ongoing Mental Health support for all who gave so much to get us through the pandemic.