Commitment for a Cure Gala Honors DMC Physician


SOUTHFIELD — Executive vice president of pediatric health services for the Detroit Medical Center, Dr. Herman Gray, will be honored with the Diabetes Champion Award for his dedication to the American Diabetes Association at the 22nd annual Commitment for a Cure event —  the Gatsby Gala, presented by Binson’s Home Heath Care Centers and AssuraScript, held at the MGM Grand Hotel on March 29.

Dr. Gray previously served as Children’s Hospital of Michigan president, chief operating officer, chief of staff, pediatrics vice chief for education, and director of the pediatric residency program.  He also served as associate dean for graduate medical education and vice president for graduate medical education at Wayne State University School of Medicine and the Detroit Medical Center, respectively. Additionally, Dr. Gray has held the positions of chief medical consultant for the Michigan Department of Public Health Division of Children’s Special Health Care Services and vice president and medical director of clinical affairs for Blue Cross Network. Dr. Gray received his medical degree from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and an executive Master of Business Administration from the University of Tennessee.

The Gatsby Gala will begin with guests enjoying signature cocktails, a silent auction and music by the Ben Sharkey Quartet. An elegant sit-down dinner and energizing live auction will follow where those in attendance can bid on unbelievable trips and treasures. There will also be an opportunity for guests to purchase ‘Camperships’ to send less fortunate children and teens to the American Diabetes Association’s Camp Midicha. More than 5,400 leaders from civic, corporate and medical communities will honor Dr. Gray and others who have made a difference in the fight against diabetes.

The event starts at 6:30 p.m. with a cocktail reception. Dinner and program follow at 8:00 p.m. The cost to attend is $250.

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