MUSCLE TEAM HONOREES
Paul darraH, DIRECTOR OF REAL ESTATE NYC, GOOGLE
Paul Darrah is Director of Real Estate for Google where he is responsible for overseeing all aspects of real estate strategy, design and development in New York. This includes delivering innovative workplace solutions and amenities that enable Googlers to thrive, while accommodating Google's continued growth in New York City.
DEREK JETER, FOUNDER, TURN 2 FOUNDATION
By the time he stepped away from baseball in 2014 after a historic 20-year career, Derek Jeter had established himself as one of the most respected men to ever have played the game. With a reputation as an unmatched leader both on and off the field, Jeter has quickly transitioned into a second career leading a variety of successful business ventures and entrepreneurial investments.
JERRY LEWIS CHAMPION OF SPIRIT AWARD
The Jerry Lewis Champion of Spirit Award is bestowed upon an individual who has demonstrated passion, drive and commitment to making a difference in the lives of people living with muscle disease.
Richard C. heller, president, titanium scaffold services, llc
In his role as President of Titanium Scaffold Services, LLC since 2011, Richard C. Heller directs the daily business activities of one the largest scaffold repair, maintenance and installation companies in the New York City metropolitan area.
RUSS SALZBERG CHAMPION OF HOPE AWARD RECIPIENT
The Russ Salzberg Champion of Hope Award is named after legendary New York Sportscaster and tireless advocate for Muscular Dystrophy Association and it is presented to an individual who has inspired Russ’ indefatigable commitment to MDA.
The Hamad Family currently resides in Staten Island, NY. Once a family of 9, the Hamads’ turned to MDA’s Telethon and New York Muscle Team when two of their sons, Mahmoud and Kareem, were diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.