The 16th Annual debra of America Benefit in New York City

16th Annual debra of America Benefit in NYC, October 22, 2014


Date: Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Time: 7:30PM – 11:00PM
Venue: B.B. King Blues Club, 237 West 42nd Street, New York, NY
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Attire: Festive

Questions? Email events [at] debra [dot] org or call 212-868-1573

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You’re invited to the 16th Annual debra of America Benefit presented by Mölnlycke Health Care on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at B.B. King Blues Club in the heart of New York City. We are proud to be honoring the retirement of James Wetrich, President & General Manager, The Americas, Mölnlycke Health Care. Mr. Wetrich is also a member of the debra of America Board of Directors and has been active in the health care industry for more than 30 years. Become a Sponsor of this premiere event - see sidebar for details.

Gamble for a cure with our Co-Chairs Alan Kalter (voice of the Late Show with David Letterman) and Faith Daniels (debra of America's President Emeritus), former world #1 tennis player; Mats Wilander, and the 2014 Spirit Award and EB Awareness Award winners.


  • Casino Games for Prizes and Vacations! (Start with a $200 Chip)
  • Play Black Jack, Texas Hold'em, Roulette, Craps, & Money Wheel
  • Sweet and Savory Bites
  • Open Bar with Premium Specialty Cocktails
  • Exciting Silent and Live Auctions
  • A Special Musical Performance
  • The Celebratory Kick-off of National Epidermolysis Bullosa Awareness Week

All proceeds benefit debra of America's fight against Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB) – The Worst Disease You've Never Heard Of.™

James Wetrich – The 2014 Honoree

Cincinnati Childrens EB Center Partners In Progress Award Winner

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center's EB Center is the recipient of this year's debra of America Partners In Progress Award. The Partners in Progress award is given annually to an individual, company, or institution that has gone above and beyond to support and impact the research for a cure, treatment, public awareness, and/or aid of Epidermolysis Bullosa and has directly impacted the people and families who are living with EB. Past recipients include Fibrocell Science, Scioderm, and Shire.

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center’s EB Center is the leader in the care of those with Epidermolysis Bullosa. Anne Lucky, MD and Richard Azizkahn, MD, co-heads of the EB Center, were the first to create a multidisciplinary approach to assessing and treating those with all forms of EB. People travel from all over the world to be seen in this EB Center and recently, they announced genetic testing that is significantly more affordable thus assuring greater genetic diagnosis in our patient population.

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center is a nonprofit academic medical center established in 1883, and is one of the oldest and most distinguished pediatric hospitals in the United States. They offer comprehensive clinical services, from treatments for rare and complex conditions to well-child care. Click here to learn more.

BB King Blues Club in NYC

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Click here to see highlights from last year’s Benefit.