The Boston Home's 2012 Innovation & Inspiration Gala will
take place on Thursday, November 15 at 6:00 p.m. at the Artists
for Humanity EpiCenter in South Boston. Senator John Kerry is the
Honorary Chair and Maureen Feeney and Bill Walczak are the Gala
co-chairs. Tickets are $250 and available at thebostonhome.org.
At the Gala, Biogen Idec's CEO George A. Scangos, Ph.D. will be
presented with The Boston Home's Excellence in Care Award for his
leadership role in the biotech industry and his commitment to people
living with multiple sclerosis.
"Throughout his career, George Scangos has embodied both innovation and
care," said Marva Serotkin, President and CEO of The Boston Home. "His
leadership at Biogen Idec is making a difference in improving the
quality of care for people living with multiple sclerosis."
The Boston Home is a nationally recognized residence and center for care
of adults with advanced progressive neurological diseases, primarily
multiple sclerosis. With its newly launched Wheelchair Enhancement
Center, The Boston Home is at the forefront of using technology to
promote independence and improve quality of life for individuals with
About George A. Scangos, Ph.D.
Lynn native George A. Scangos, Ph.D. was appointed CEO and a member of
the Board of Directors of Biogen Idec in June 2010. Previously he was
President and CEO and a director of Exelixis, Inc., President of Bayer
Biotechnology and a Professor of Biology at Johns Hopkins University,
where he remains an Adjunct Professor. Dr. Scangos holds a B.A. in
Biology from Cornell University, a Ph.D. in Microbiology from the
University of Massachusetts, and was a Jane Coffin Childs Post-Doctoral
Fellow at Yale University.
About The Boston Home
Since 1881, The Boston Home has provided specialized clinical care and
residential services for adults with progressive neurological diseases,
primarily advanced MS. The Boston Home has extended its mission to serve
individuals living with progressive neurological diseases in the
community with services including B.Fit!, a day wellness and
socialization program, The Wheelchair Enhancement Center, an Outpatient
Seating Clinic, and rehab services. Through its Institute, the Boston
Home educates healthcare professionals and researchers. The Boston Home
is McKnight's 2012 technology Innovator of the Year. For
more information, visit thebostonhome.org.