Their children, Matthew, Alexandra and Will, were on hand at the gala to honor , the recipient of the Dana Reeve Hope Award; Lee and , the recipients of the Spirit of Courage Award and Henry G. Stifel, one of the founding members of the foundation and recipient of the Visionary Leadership Award.
"Meryl's been a loyal and great friend to the foundation and were happy to pay tribute to her this evening," said .
"I knew him for a long time, many, many years," said Meryl Streep of Reeve. "I'm very, very honored to be here, and I'm a little humbled, because I feel like I'm standing in light that [Christopher and Dana Reeve] cast. They just really were like a lighthouse for this issue, and so charismatic and so effective in their advocacy."