Mary Deatrick, DPR
ORLANDO (May 13, 2019) — Runway to Hope, Central Florida’s largest and premier charity event, is excited to announce Daymond John, Lindsay Arnold, and Joey Fatone as the celebrity co-hosts for The Adam Michael Rosen Foundation Presents Runway to Hope’s 2019 Spring Soirée.
Shark Tank star, Daymond John, has come a long way from taking out a $100,000 mortgage on his mother’s house and moving his operation into the basement. John is CEO and Founder of FUBU, a much-celebrated global lifestyle brand, and a pioneer in the fashion industry with over $6 billion in product sales. He is an award-winning entrepreneur, author of four best-selling books, and has received over 35 awards. John is celebrating his 10th season on ABC’s four-time Emmy winning show, Shark Tank, where he demonstrates his marketing prowess and entrepreneurial insights with millions of viewers each week.
Dancing with the Stars champion, Lindsay Arnold, began dancing at the age of four, when her mom began searching for a hobby she would ultimately enjoy. Her first television debut began on season nine of FOX’s So You Think You Can Dance, which led to her current professional dancer role on ABC’s Dancing with the Stars. Along with Hamilton sensation, Jordan Fisher, Lindsay won Season 25 of Dancing with the Stars, having also placed 4th, 3rd, and 2nd in other seasons.
Joining them will be Runway to Hope veteran and hometown favorite, Joey Fatone. Fatone first rose to fame when he joined the record-shattering boy band *NSYNC and has since become a prominent personality in his own right, with projects spanning TV, film, and theatre. He danced into our hearts with a successful stint competing on ABC’s Dancing with the Stars with Kym Johnson; has become a popular game show host and a fan favorite in films including On the Line, My Big Fat Greek Wedding and more. Additionally, Fatone has been a hit onstage in both off-and on-Broadway productions.
The true stars of the evening though are the 165 cancer warriors affected by pediatric cancer who are escorted on the runway, hand-in-hand, by local and national celebrities. This year, The Adam Michael Rosen Foundation, formed in honor of Adam Rosen, son of Trisha Rosen and Orlando philanthropist and hotelier Harris Rosen, will be the presenting sponsor for the event. Unfortunately, Adam passed away last November after a battle with a rare type of brain cancer.
Runway to Hope is honored to have been recognized 14 times in its nine-year existence as Central Florida’s Best Charity Event.
The Adam Michael Rosen Presents Runway to Hope’s 2019 Spring Soirée takes place Saturday, May 18, 2019 at Rosen Shingle Creek. Tickets and sponsorships are available at runwaytohope.org.
For more information, please contact Laura Lockner at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 407-497-9121.
About Runway to Hope
The mission of Runway to Hope is to support families primarily in Central Florida fighting pediatric cancer while seeking a cure. Founded by Mark and Josie NeJame in 2010, the organization has created new and innovative programs by completing and extending million-dollar pledges to each of the three pediatric oncology departments within Central Florida’s children’s hospitals: AdventHealth for Children, Nemours Children’s Hospital and Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children. In addition, Runway to Hope has established a Family Assistance Program, which provides direct aid and assistance to the families of children battling cancer, when they experience emergency situations, have unmet basic needs, or are without funds to take care of necessary family expenses.