Testimonial Dinner - 2009

Michael W. Briggs
April 17, 2009 ~ Marriott Atlanta Alpharetta

"This fund raiser was all about FIRST, my grandson Adam, and the thousands of children born with ichthyosis."
Michael W. Briggs was honored at the 4th Annual FIRST Testimonial Dinner held on April 17, 2009 at the Alpharetta Marriott in Alpharetta, Georgia. Mike has been a true pioneer for FIRST.  Armed with the passion to find a cure for his grandson, who was born with Epidermolytic Hyperkeratosis (EHK), Mike provided the flame to ignite FIRST's own in-house research program. The dinner was attended by 100 of Mike's family, friends, former UPS co-workers, and FIRST board members. In addition to the touching tribute by his close friends and family, a silent auction complemented the evening's festivities. Highlighted items to bid on included a weekend getaway to a ranch in Montana, golf packages at world-class golf courses, high-end jewelry and autographed sports memorabilia. The Foundation is grateful for the opportunity to honor Mike and his commitment to our members. Although Mike was humbled by this honor, in his speech that evening he shared his thoughts, "This fund raiser was all about FIRST, my grandson Adam, and the thousands of children born with ichthyosis."
Mike(center) with members of the dinner committee
FIRST Board Members; Eric Schweighoffer and John Schoendorf join FIRST President Dave Scholl (right) at the tribute dinner. Mike(center) with grandsons Matthew (left) and Adam (right)


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