2019 Red Tie Soiree Honorees
Emmy Award Winning Actress
Head Coach, New York Rangers
Global Leadership Award
The World Federation of Hemophilia (WFH) an international not-for-profit organization, was established in 1963. It is a global network of patient organizations in 140 countries and has official recognition from the World Health Organization. For over 50 years, the World Federation of Hemophilia (WFH) has provided global leadership to improve and sustain care for people with inherited bleeding disorders, including hemophilia, von Willebrand disease, rare factor deficiencies, and inherited platelet disorders.
The Global Leadership Award recognizes the vital work WFH has done to end the treatment gap in the developing world through its Cornerstone Initiative, which seeks to lay the foundation of care in countries where no bleeding disorders care is available.
Global Impact Award
Save One Life is an international nonprofit empowering individuals and families affected by bleeding disorders in developing countries through direct financial assistance and access to medical treatment. Save One Life provides financial assistance to families in 13 developing countries, and donates life-saving factor to over 78 developing countries. Its direct financial assistance program includes college scholarships, micro-enterprise grants, camp funding and individual sponsorships.
Save One Life was founded in 2001 by Laureen A. Kelley, author, president of LA Kelley Communications and mother of a son with hemophilia. Laurie began visiting developing countries in 1996 to train leaders to start national hemophilia foundations and to bring factor donations. She founded Save One Life as a result of the dire needs she witnessed. Since then, Save One Life's programs have grown to include over; 2,100 individuals sponsored, 270 scholarships awarded, 80 micro-enterprise grants distributed, 35 camps funded, and over 144 million IU's of life-saving medicine delivered.