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Cedars-Sinai Board of Governors 50th Anniversary to Honor Andrew Whitworth

In Addition to Honoring Los Angeles Rams Super Bowl LVI Champion Whitworth, Celebration Will Feature Special Performance by GRAMMY®-Nominated Global Superstar Nick Jonas

Cedars-Sinai today announced that Los Angeles Rams Super Bowl LVI Champion Andrew Whitworth will be honored with the Visionary Award at the Cedars-Sinai Board of Governors 50th Anniversary Celebration on Sunday, Aug. 7, at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood.

The much-anticipated event will include a football field experience by the Los Angeles Rams with family-friendly activities followed by dinner, an honoree presentation, live auction and special performance by GRAMMY®-nominated, multi-platinum selling global superstar Nick Jonas.

On being honored with the Visionary Award, Whitworth, the 2021 Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year said, “I am truly humbled to be recognized by Cedars-Sinai for my philanthropic work and commitment to my beloved Los Angeles community. I look forward to celebrating with my family and fans next month.”

Sponsored by the Los Angeles Rams and City National Bank, the event will celebrate the Board of Governors’ 50-year legacy of supporting Cedars-Sinai’s foremost clinical, research and community outreach programs.

“We are thrilled to bring the community together to celebrate 50 years of the Cedars-Sinai Board of Governors and recognize our honorees who continue to serve as role models for their commitment to Cedars-Sinai and the Los Angeles community,” said David Sadkin, Chair of the Board of Governors.

Proceeds from the event benefit the Board of Governors Innovation Center, which brings together researchers and clinicians across Cedars-Sinai to develop precise early-detection protocols and therapies with the aim of improving health outcomes for patients experiencing diseases of the brain, heart, lungs and gastroenterology system.

“For the past 50 years, the Cedars-Sinai Board of Governors has made an incredible impact with its commitment to helping shape the future of healthcare,” said Thomas M. Priselac, President and CEO of Cedars-Sinai.

 “The board’s current campaign supporting the Board of Governors Innovation Center is poised to be a game changer in developing truly personalized treatment strategies using leading-edge biomedical technologies.”

At the event, the Cedars-Sinai Legend Award, presented by City National Bank, will be awarded to former and current Board of Governors leadership.

Richard Weitz will serve as the Honorary Event Chair, with Liz Gottainer and Danny Zoller serving as Event Co-Chairs.  

All state and local COVID-19 safety guidelines will be followed. Guests must provide proof of full vaccination against COVID-19, including proof of a booster shot if the visitor is booster eligible. For everyone’s protection, guests are encouraged to stay home if they are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms.

To learn more about the Board of Governors Innovation Center, please email the BOG office at bog@cshs.org for more information.

The Cedars-Sinai Board of Governors is an energetic community of philanthropic leaders who are helping to define the future of healthcare. Established by the Cedars-Sinai Board of Directors in 1971, the group has become the primary fundraising and leadership group at Cedars-Sinai.

Cedars-Sinai is a leader in providing high-quality healthcare encompassing primary care, specialized medicine and research. Since 1902, Cedars-Sinai has evolved to meet the needs of one of the most diverse regions in the nation, setting standards in quality and innovative patient care, research, teaching and community service. Today, Cedars-Sinai is known for its national leadership in transforming healthcare for the benefit of patients. Cedars-Sinai impacts the future of healthcare by developing new approaches to treatment and educating tomorrow's health professionals. Additionally, Cedars-Sinai demonstrates a commitment to the community through programs that improve the health of its most vulnerable residents.

The Los Angeles Rams – Los Angeles’ original professional sports team and Super Bowl LVI Champions – stand as one of the oldest franchises in the National Football League and since its founding in 1937, have garnered four World Championships and sent 30 of its members to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. As a professional sports team, the organization is committed to be a valuable civic partner and serving the greater Los Angeles area 365 days a year. The Rams play their home games at SoFi Stadium, which is located at Hollywood Park, a 298-acre sports and entertainment destination being developed by Los Angeles Rams Owner/Chairman E. Stanley Kroenke in Inglewood, CA.  For more information visit www.therams.com and follow the Rams’ social media channels.

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*City National Bank does business in Miami and the state of Florida as CN Bank.

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