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Athletes, Entrepreneurs, and Chefs Honored at The Orthopaedic Foundation for Active Lifestyles Gala 

The Orthopaedic Foundation for Active Lifestyles (OFALS), held it’s star-studded 14th Anniversary Gala at the Lotte New York Palace Hotel in New York City. The event honored Wes Matthews Sr., two-time NBA Champion with the Los Angeles Lakers; Olivia Palermo, global style icon and entrepreneur; McCullough Shriver, the inventor and CEO of activewear clothing company, Sweetflexx; Ben Bebenroth, award-winning chef, and founder and farmer of Spice Companies; Bill Telepan, Michelin-Star chef, author and the executive chef at Oceana Restaurant in NYC.

At the event, guests were greeted with a champagne and hors d’oeuvres reception, followed by a 4-course dinner with wine pairings, and exclusive silent and live auctions. Guests also enjoyed live entertainment from American Idol Season 14 winner, Nick Fradiani. The event was emceed by Cindy Hsu, Emmy-Award winning anchor and reporter with CBS 2 News in NYC.

The Orthopaedic Foundation for Active Lifestyles is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to promote an active and healthy lifestyle for all ages, as well as support, develop and encourage research concerning orthopaedic care and advancements in technologies and treatment of arthritis, orthopaedic injuries and musculoskeletal diseases.

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