Batten disease is a fatal, genetically inherited nervous system disorder that reduces lifespan to between 6 and 12 years. In 2015, after their daughters received devastating Batten diagnoses, Gordon and Kristen Gray created The Charlotte and Gwenyth Gray Foundation to Cure Batten Disease. With a goal of raising the estimated $10 million necessary to fund the urgent medical research to save the lives of children with the disease, the Foundation has already raised over four million dollars and begun an FDA-approved, first-of-its-kind investigational gene therapy clinical trial. With the money they’ve raised, the Foundation is also funding research into cellular therapy and small molecule therapy. Donations help to raise funds for the lifesaving medical and scientific research critical to curing the disease. Every dollar counts, and every moment matters.
The Hunger Games
Adapted from the young adult trilogy written by Suzanne Collins, “The Hunger Games” follows the journey of Katniss Everdeen (Academy Award-winner Jennifer Lawrence) in a futuristic dystopian world where society is divided into specific districts and young people fight in a deadly battle royale called The Hunger Games. When Katniss volunteers to fight for her little sister, she starts a revolution that affects the entire nation. The final installment decides Katniss’ fate and will be released on November 20.
He may be Australian by birth, but Keith Urban is downright Nashville in sound. The four-time Grammy winner debuted on US country radio waves as a session guitarist for headlining artists like Garth Brooks, Toby Keith, and the Dixie Chicks. After gaining prominence in the industry for his virtuoso guitar skills, Keith broke out on his own with a self-titled album in 1999, which earned him his first #1 single, "But for the Grace of God." Eight studio albums and 17 #1 singles later, Keith continues to meld pop rock and country music with chart-topping results. In 2006 he was named the Country Music Association's Entertainer of the Year. Now Keith can also be seen on TV as a vocal coach on the Australian version of “The Voice” and as a judge alongside Jennifer Lopez and Harry Connick Jr. on “American Idol.”
Krug is a luxury Champagne house founded in 1843 and based in the French town of Reims. Its founder Joseph Krug changed the way Champagne is made, using a repertoire of reserve wines to create the most complex and generous expression of Champagne. Joseph Krug’s legacy and passion has been handed down in a direct line from the founder to his son Paul, then Joseph II, Paul II, then his sons Henri and Rémi. Today, Henri’s son Olivier Krug represents the sixth generation. The house’s most renowned bottle is the Grande Cuvée honed over hundreds of tastings from Krug's 250 vineyards, as well as almost 150 reserve wines, some of which may be over 15 years old.
Lauren Santo Domingo
A muse to fêted fashion designers (Proenza Schouler, Eddie Borgo, and Nina Ricci) and featured on Vanity Fair's International Best Dressed List for her impeccably polished style, Lauren Santo Domingo is one of the most authoritative figures on New York’s fashion circuit. After graduating from University of Southern California, she began her career at Vogue, where she is now a contributing editor. In 2011, she co-founded Moda Operandi. Borrowing from the trunk show model, the luxury ecommerce startup allows impatient style mavens to pre-order looks from labels such as Thakoon, Carven, and Peter Pilotto straight from the runway.
The Charlotte and Gwenyth Gray Foundation
Gordon and Kristen Gray created The Charlotte and Gwenyth Gray Foundation to Cure Batten Disease to raise the estimated $10 million necessary to fund the urgent medical research to save their daughters and the children of other families impacted with Batten disease.
Batten disease is a fatal, genetically inherited disorder of the nervous system that typically begins in childhood. The average lifespan for a child suffering from the disease is 6 to 12 years old. Due to its rarity, solutions for this presently incurable and fatal disease have received minimal research, focus and funding.
Your donation helps to raise funds for the lifesaving medical and scientific research critical to curing Batten disease. Every dollar counts, and every moment matters.
After a successful guest appearance on the hit Disney Channel show "Hannah Montana," Selena Gomez became the star of her own show in 2007 as the lead in "Wizards of Waverly Place." In 2009, Selena released her debut album "Kiss and Tell," which featured “Naturally,” the first of her six consecutive platinum singles. She moved away from music to focus on her acting career, appearing in such films as "The Muppets," "Hotel Transylvania," and "Spring Breakers."
"Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales"
Johnny Depp returns to his Academy Award-nominated role of Captain Jack Sparrow, one of the most beloved characters in motion picture history, newly joined by Oscar winner Javier Bardem (“No Country for Old Men,” “Skyfall”), rising young stars Kaya Scodelario (“The Maze Runner,” British television’s “Skins”), Brenton Thwaites (“Maleficent,” “The Giver”), and Golshifteh Farahani (“The Patience Stone,” “Exodus: Gods and Kings”). Rejoining the action are Academy Award winner Geoffrey Rush as Barbossa, Kevin R. McNally as Joshamee Gibbs and Stephen Graham as Scrum. The film is directed by Espen Sandberg and Joachim Rønning (“Kon-Tiki”), produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, and written by Jeff Nathanson (“Catch Me If You Can”).
For Kathy Griffin, life on the D-list turned into an A+ career. The two-time Emmy and Grammy Award-winning comedian is Hollywood’s resident celebrity-tamer, crafting raw and raucous stand-up routines that tell it like it is. This fall, she brings her searing brand of pull-no-punches comedy to an 80-city “Like a Boss” tour. Previously, she was a ratings darling on Bravo for her reality show “My Life on the D-List.” She was also a cast member on NBC's “Suddenly Susan” and has guest starred on “Seinfeld” and “Law & Order: SVU.” She is also the third woman to win Best Comedy Album for her raucous 2013 record “Calm Down Gurrl.” That year, she was also inducted in the Guinness Book of Records for writing and starring in an unprecedented 20 televised stand-up specials.