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GPhA Presenting Sponsor of Celebrity Bowling Tournament to Help DC's Sickest Children

Contact: Steve Arnoff 202.249.7113 

WASHINGTON, DC – Leading personalities from the worlds of media, including Jake Tapper (CNN) and Tommy McFly (94.7 Fresh FM); government, including Sen. Amy Klobuchar (R-MN), Rep. Grace Napolitano (D-CA), Rep. Mia Love (R-UT) and Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL); sports, including boxing champion DeMarcus Deon "Chop Chop" Corley and former Redskins Gary Clark and Dexter Manley; and entertainment, including singer L’il Mo and SiriusXM Kids Place Live host Kenny Curtis will all be rolling strikes, spares and the occasional gutter ball to raise money to help DC’s sickest kids.

The Generic Pharmaceutical Association (GPhA) is the presenting sponsor of this event which supports Hope for Henry, a Washington, DC area nonprofit that provides exceptional quality-of-life-saving care for children fighting cancer and other serious illnesses at Children’s National, MedStar Georgetown University Hospital and Sinai Hospital of Baltimore. Over the past 14 years, Hope for Henry has reinvented how hospitals care for seriously ill children and their families through innovative programs that entertain, reduce stress and empower children to be active participants in their own care.

• Footage of last year’s event can be viewed here https://vimeo.com/154136880.
• Video of Hope for Henry’s expansion in its newest hospital will be premiered https://vimeo.com/183113390
• B-roll of Hope for Henry's work in hospitals will be made available upon request.

Who: Jake Tapper of CNN is the evening’s host, and Tommy McFly of 94.7 Fresh FM is the event emcee. Sponsors and their guests will bowl with national and local celebrities. Pediatric patients from MedStar Georgetown and Children’s hospitals will also be on hand. The Generic Pharmaceutical Association is presenting sponsor and its CEO, Chip Davis, will speak.

When: Tuesday September 20, 2016
6:00pm - Reception
7:30pm - Bowling

Where: Pinstripes Georgetown
Georgetown Park
1064 Wisconsin Ave NW (just below parking garage entrance south of M Street, NW)

RSVP: If you plan to attend and cover the event, please contact Allen Goldberg at agoldberg@gphaonline.org or call or text 202.368.4670 to be placed on a media check-in list.

About Hope for Henry

Hope for Henry is reinventing how hospitals care for seriously ill children and their families through innovative programs that entertain, reduce stress and empower children to be active participants in their own care. Founded in 2003 and led by social innovator, patient advocate and author Laurie Strongin, Hope for Henry has served more than 16,000 of the area’s sickest children fighting cancer and other serious illnesses at Children’s National and MedStar Georgetown University Hospital and Sinai Hospital (Baltimore).

About GPhA 

GPhA represents the manufacturers and distributors of finished generic pharmaceuticals, manufacturers and distributors of bulk pharmaceutical chemicals, and suppliers of other goods and services to the generic industry. Generic pharmaceuticals fill 88 percent of the prescriptions dispensed in the U.S. but consume just 28 percent of the total drug spending. Additional information is available at gphaonline.org. Follow us on twitter: @gpha.