BOSTON (April 11, 2017) –The Children and Athletes Regenerative Medicine (CHARMED) Foundation announced today that Tom Caron, Boston Red Sox Studio Host on New England Sports Network, will emcee the foundation’s inaugural gala on Saturday, April 22 at the Mandarin Oriental Boston.  That same night, CHARMED will honor legendary Boston Red Sox slugger David ‘Big Papi’ Ortiz and Maverick Schutte as co-recipients of the foundation’s first-ever Courage Award.

Tom Caron serves as studio host for NESN's Boston Red Sox baseball coverage with Hall of Famers Dennis Eckersley, Jim Rice and former Red Sox legends Tim Wakefield and Steve Lyons.  Caron was named New England’s “Favorite Local TV Sports Personality” for the past three years by the New England Sports Fan Survey.

Caron is an active participant in the New England nonprofit community. He is involved with numerous charities, serves on the advisory board of Good Sports, is on the board of directors for Mass Mentoring, serves on the board of directors for the Central Mass Outlaws youth hockey organization, and is heavily involved in the work of the Red Sox Foundation. Upon hearing the story of Ortiz and Schutte, Caron was excited to support CHARMED in honoring them.

Seats at the inaugural black tie gala can be reserved at, and sponsorship packages for the gala are available by calling 617-203-2052 or by visiting the CHARMED website at

About the CHARMED Foundation: The Children and Athletes Regenerative Medicine (CHARMED) Foundation was founded in 2015 and is devoted to clinical research of regenerative medicine, discovering new ways to promote the body's ability to heal itself to save children's lives and prolong athletes' careers. With collaborative efforts among leading scientists, bioengineers and clinicians, research focus areas include: cell manufacturing, personalized medical devices and therapeutic delivery. The CHARMED Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) tax-exempt organization, with hopes of dramatically accelerating the development and translation of regenerative medicine for children and athletes. To learn more about The CHARMED Foundation and its work, please visit or visit Facebook, Twitter, Instagram. The CHARMED Foundation does not support research involving embryonic or fetal stem cells.