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Park Pictures’ Jackie Bisbee Receives Jacob K. Javits Lifetime Achievement Award at Lou Gehrig Legacy Gala

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The gala raises crucial funds in the fight against ALS

Park Pictures’ Jackie Bisbee Receives Jacob K. Javits Lifetime Achievement Award at Lou Gehrig Legacy Gala

Bicoastal/London-based Park Pictures is proud to announce that founding partner Jacqueline (‘Jackie’) Kelman Bisbee was honoured with the Jacob K. Javits Lifetime Achievement Award at The Lou Gehrig Legacy Gala. Held over Zoom on Monday, November 8th, the annual gala was hosted by the ALS Association’s Greater New York Chapter, with BBDO Chairman and CCO David Lubars presenting the award to Bisbee. The Greater New York Chapter’s Lou Gehrig Legacy Gala raises crucial funds in the fight against ALS, moving closer to their ultimate vision: a world without ALS. 

ALS, or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects the nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. The mission of the ALS Association is to discover treatments and a cure for ALS, and to serve, advocate for, and empower people affected by ALS to live their lives to the fullest. 

“I am deeply honoured to receive the Jacob K. Javits Lifetime Achievement Award,” says Jackie. “Finding a cure for ALS is a cause that is very close to my heart, and I hold tremendous hope that we will achieve this milestone in my lifetime.”

ALS Activist Ady Barkan attended the event, giving a message of congratulations to Jackie after she received the award. Together with Park Pictures, Jackie executive produced the 2021 documentary film ’Not Going Quietly,’ which follows Ady as he lobbies Congressional leaders to forgo funding cuts to essential, life-sustaining medical treatments. A lifetime activist for progressive causes, the film highlights Ady’s tireless campaigning, while providing an intimate glimpse of the toll that ALS is taking on Ady, his young family, and his friends. Directed by Nick Bruckman and produced by Amanda Roddy, the film premiered at SXSW in 2021 to great critical acclaim.   

Jackie says: “I believe deeply in the power of films to educate and inspire action to advance social causes. Films enable us to understand what is at stake on an emotional level, creating an empathetic connection between the viewers and the people affected by these pressing social issues.”  

In addition to fundraising and advocating for people and families touched by ALS, Jackie is very active in supporting a variety of charitable causes, including animal rights and social justice. 

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Park Pictures US, Tue, 23 Nov 2021 08:57:46 GMT