November 11, 2013

Friends of the Saint Louis University Liver Center Host Eleventh Anniversary “Diamonds Gala”

Event Details: 5:30 p.m., November 16, Chase Park Plaza's Khorassan Room

On Saturday, November 16, join the Friends of the Saint Louis University Liver Center as they gather in the Chase Park Plaza's Khorassan Room for the Eleventh Anniversary of their “Diamonds Gala” event – Friends shine like Diamonds.

The evening’s festivities begin at 5:30 pm, and will include a cocktail reception, a sumptuous three-course sit-down dinner and a live and silent auction, plus dancing with live music by The Ralph Butler Band.

KSDK’s Julie Tristan is the Master of Ceremonies, and there will be the annual presentations of “The 2013 Naomi Judd Award” and the “Volunteer of the Year Award”.

Tickets for the “Diamonds Gala” event are $200 per person, or a table of ten is available for $2,000. Proceeds will benefit the Friends of the SLU Liver Center, which supports the research efforts of the world-renowned Saint Louis University Liver Center for the treatment and cure of liver diseases, and promotes understanding and awareness of liver disease.

All money raised by the organization stays in the St. Louis area to perform life-saving research and treat patients.

Sponsors of the 2013 “Diamonds Gala” event include:

  • Gold – AbbVie, Inc.; Gilead Pharmaceuticals; Kadmon Pharmaceuticals, LLC; Saint Louis University Hospital; and Special Design Health Care
  • Silver – Express Scripts, Inc.; Merck; and Salix Pharmaceuticals
  • Bronze – Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Dowd Bennett LLC; Mid America Transplant Services; Renaissance Financial Corporation; and Vertex Pharmaceuticals

For more information about the event or to purchase tickets for the 11th Annual “Diamonds Gala” – Friends shine like Diamonds, please contact the Friends organization at 314-576-3078 or via email at


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