Jon Hamm Hosts Fundraiser to Help Find Cure for Batten Disease

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Jon Hamm hosted a special benefit Thursday for the Charlotte & Gwenyth Gray Foundation at the Atom Factory in Culver City, Calif. Charlotte, 4, and Gwenyth, 20 months, are the daughters of producer Gordon Gray and his wife Kristen, who suffer from Batten Disease, an extremely rare and potentially fatal degenerative brain disorder.

Meghan Trainor and Becky G performed for an intimate industry crowd including Dennis Quaid, Peter Farrelly, Basil Iwanyk, Jim Whitaker and Gary Fleder.

The Grays created the Charlotte and Gwenyth Gray Foundation to Cure Batten Disease to raise the estimated $10 million necessary to fund the clinical trial imperative to saving their daughters and other children battling the disease. Earlier this month, stars including Hamm, Rihanna, Dwayne Johnson, Megan Fox, Mark Wahlberg, Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan Tatum, Seth MacFarlane, Jennifer Garner, Jessica Alba, Eva Longoria, Jessica Biel and Norman Reedus used their social-media reach on Facebook to raise funds for the foundation.

(Pictured: Peter Farrelly, Jon Hamm, Gordon Gray and Dennis Quaid at the Charlotte & Gwenyth Gray Foundation’s Entertainment Industry Benefit)

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  1. Allen Ruth says:

    My son Riley is 10. He has been suffering from several years because of Batten Disease. His brain is degenerating and the disease has progressed extremely rapid…no longer can walk, talk, sit on his own, horrific disease I’ve ever heard of. All effort made to be sure he did not live his life miserably with deadly disease proof abortive. I have carried him to different Doctors, use different prescription drug all to no avail. While surfing the internet one fateful day, I learned about Doctor on the internet called taylor. I contacted him with some info and I ordered for the Herbal medication and my son used the medication for 7 months After he went for medical test It worked! Over a year now I will forever be indebted to you. Your medicine worked perfectly well and now my son is cured of batten completely. Thank you and God Bless you.

  2. Sigh, Batten Disease is another made up name. People from birth on up need to be evaluated by a UCS chiropractor. That can prevent, lesson or eliminate the symptoms of autism and a whole lot more. That type will not twist or Pop anything. Upper cervical specific. X rays of the neck from varying angles must be taken. Base posterior under the chin is the most important one. Adjustment is quick on one side of the neck or slow repeated movements a cording to X rays. Post X rays are not needed when the body symmetry is measured and when the Tytron infrared scanner is used. Upcspine practitioners, Upper cervical heath centers zip code. NUCCA and Grostic are the slow repeated movements. Birth itself can cause all kinds of symptoms immediately or show up later in life. Atlas needs to be in a neutral position under the opening at the base of the skull.

    • Rinaldo Sarazen says:

      Hey idiot it’s not a made up name. Wish it was then my daughter wouldn’t be slowly dying.

      • Don’t have what they say doing what I say as early in life as you can. What I say can help as good as the disks are in the body. If it was not so I would have told you.

  3. mchouen says:

    Such a class act! Hope it helps them get that much closer to finding a cure.

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