Hollywood stars event honoring Jason Ritter & Ritter Family at ‘Freeze HD’ charity gala Oct. 22


The late great John Ritter would be proud to see his family honored for helping such a great cause

The amazingly talented and charitable Ritter family, including Emmy-winning Jason Ritter, son of the much-loved and greatly missed John Ritter, will be honored at the 8th annual ‘Freeze HD’ gala. The event will celebrate the Ritter family for their incredible support in the fight against Huntington’s Disease (HD).

 After two years of virtual programs, the ‘Freeze HD’ charity event is happily returning live to Hollywood. The much-anticipated fundraiser supports the Huntington’s Disease Society of America (HDSA). It will be held on Saturday, October 22, 2022 at the Avalon Hollywood, hosted by Dustin Brayley from the Tran-Siberian Orchestra and Broadway star Meredith Patterson (42nd Street).

 On hand will be Host Committee Members including award-winning Yellowjackets actress Melanie Lynskey (Mrs. Jason Ritter), Noel Fisher (Shameless), Scott Porter (Friday Night Lights), Humphrey Ker, Kate Miner, Marianna Palka, Briana Lane, and Kelly Thiebaud. Plus VIPs Nancy Morgan Ritter, Carly Ritter, Lelia and Tyler Ritter, and many others.

 Jason Ritter is passionate about the cause and explained, “In 2014, my dear friend Marianna Palka and I produced the first ‘Freeze HD’ to shine a light on this devastating disease that impacted Marianna’s family. Since then, the event has raised more than $1.5 million to support the Huntington’s Disease Society of America in the fight against HD. Throughout the years, my family and I have remained committed members of the Freeze HD committee and we are humbled to be this year’s honorees.” 

Jason Ritter & Marianna Palka

 This much-anticipated red carpet event will feature an incredible auction, live entertainment, celebrity meet and greet, surprise guests, and an exclusive VIP After Party. To attend or learn more about Freeze HD, please visit www.HDSA.org/freezehd.

 The symptoms of HD are described as having ALS, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s – simultaneously. Huntington’s disease (HD) is a fatal genetic disorder that causes the progressive breakdown of nerve cells in the brain. It deteriorates a person’s physical and mental abilities during their prime working years and has no cure. The Huntington’s Disease Society of America (HDSA) is the premier nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of everyone affected by HD. To learn more go to www.hdsa.org.

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