The National Hemophilia Foundation will honor Emmy-award-winning actress Alex Borstein and New York Rangers hockey coach David Quinn at its Red Tie Soiree on September 5.
Borstein, who won Emmy awards for her performances in “Family Guy” and the “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” is a longtime advocate for the national organization, which is based in New York. Borstein has appeared on TV and at NHF events to share her family’s experience with bleeding disorders. She has said her brother has hemophilia and that she is a carrier.
Borstein will receive the NHF’s “Inspiration Award” at the gala event in New York City.
“So honored to have inspired and to be recognized,” she wrote on her Twitter page.
Quinn, also a longtime advocate for people who have bleeding disorders, will receive the “Ambassador Award.” Named head coach of the Rangers in 2018, he channeled his love of hockey into coaching after hemophilia B sidelined his professional career.
Quinn offered this advice at a 2016 CSL Behring event for children and families who live with bleeding disorders: “My advice for people with hemophilia is dream big. Don’t let hemophilia stand in the way of any of your dreams. Anything is possible.”
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