Lou Diamond Philips To Be Honored At Time For Lyme Dream Gala

Actors, Musicians and Scientists unite to create a Lyme Free World in the 8th annual fundraising event. Proceeds from the Gala will fund critically important research and education.

This year the fundraising event will be honored by the attendance of Lou Diamond Phillips to the Lyme disease community at the TFL Gala, “The Dream – Creating a Lyme Free World” which will be held on April 18th in Greenwich CT, where he will receive the 2009 Time for Lyme Humanitarian Award.

Lou Diamond Phillips’ diverse background has enriched his many performances which have garnered him a Tony Award Nomination for the critically acclaimed The King and I, along with a Golden Globe Nomination and Independent Spirit Award for Stand and Deliver. Lou has also starred in such acclaimed feature films as La Bamba and Young Guns, among many others. He has recently joined the cast of Sci Fi Channel’s new original series SGU: Stargate Universe.

As a distinguished actor, director and writer in the world of entertainment, Lou Diamond Phillips has also turned his creative talents and personal efforts towards improving the lives of many people who needed a tireless champion.

Mr. Phillips has received numerous accolades for his humanitarian work over the years, including the Oxfam America Partners Award for his commitment to fighting global hunger. He has been internationally recognised by Amnesty International for his human rights work. Along with serving as a spokesman for ACT Today and the California Teachers Association’s Read across America Program. He is the spokesperson for Autism Care and Treatment and is also very active with Aids Project LA and with Broadway Cares. Most recently, Mr. Phillips received a presidential citation from the Philippine President, Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, in recognition of his efforts for Filipino World War II Veterans.

The Dream Gala will also feature the Young People’s Chorus of New York City in a program highlighted by the chorus’s signature song, “Give Us Hope”..

The Gala also celebrates the award-winning movie “LYMELIFE” directed by Derick Martini and starring Alec Baldwin, Emma Roberts, Rory Culkin, Kieran Culkin, Jill Hennessey, Cynthia Nixon and Timothy Hutton.