Founded in 1981Educate, inspire, and connect those touched by ichthyosis and related disorders through emotional support, information, advocacy, and research funding for better treatments and eventual cures.
FIRST will Honor Dave and Valerie Scholl
at Testimonial Dinner in September
FIRST is proud to honor Dave and Valerie Scholl at a Testimonial Dinner at The Heritage Club in Mason, Ohio.
Ten years ago, Dave and Valerie became the proud and loving grandparents to their first-born grandchild, Payton Scholl. Payton was born with congenital ichthyosiform erythroderma (CIE). From that day forward, they both have been extremely active in FIRST. Dave has been a dedicated and enthusiastic member of FIRST’s Board of Directors for nine years, serving as Board President from 2004 – 2011. As a strategic leader and an innovative thinker, Dave cultivated an “age of possibility,” bringing the organization to new levels and inspiring a near-decade of growth and success. Valerie, a kind, caring, and compassionate advocate for FIRST, has been a dedicated volunteer in our Ambassador Program, as well as an active participant in the Regional Support Network for Region 4. She has educated, inspired, and connected many families to FIRST for many years. She has also embraced a beloved FIRST tradition, and for many years has successfully raised funds amongst her community, via the FIRST Phantom Tea Campaign. The Scholls are also the Founders and original donors of the UFIRST Scholars Program, which awards affected students with scholarships for post-secondary education.
FIRST is proud and privileged to honor the Scholls amongst their family, friends, and community. Although they are very humbled by this honor, their selfless goal is to raise funds to support FIRST, the only patient advocacy organization devoted to helping individuals and families touched by ichthyosis in North America.
|Dave and Val Scholl with their granddaughter Payton, who is affected with CIE..|
Saturday evening, September 6, 2014
Cocktail Reception: 6:00 - 7:00 pm