Rachel McAdams, Jason Ritter to Host Event Honoring Scott and Kelsey Porter

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Kelsey and Scott Porter

The 'Friday Night Lights' star and his wife Kelsey are being honored as part of this year's fifth annual Freeze HD event, which raises money and awareness for the fight against Huntington's disease.

Friday Night Lights star Scott Porter is teaming with his A-list friends and co-stars for a personal cause.

The actor and his wife, Kelsey, are being honored as part of this year's fifth annual Freeze HD event, which raises money and awareness for the fight against Huntington's disease.

In support of the couple, Rachel McAdams, Jason Ritter, Jaime King, Bryce Dallas Howard, Simon Helberg and Marianna Palka, along with Scott Porter, have joined the host committee for the gala, with the goal of raising $250,000 for the Huntington's Disease Society of America. Ritter, King, Howard, Helberg and Palka are all return hosts, having also served on the host committee for last year's event. 

Kelsey Porter was diagnosed with Huntington's disease in 2014, after learning that her mother Diane also had a genetic disorder. 

"We are determined to bring awareness to this disease and offer support to anyone who is affected by Huntington's," the couple said in a statement. "We are incredibly grateful to accept this honor from Freeze HD and cannot thank our friends and family enough for lending their voices and their support to this important and personal cause."

The Freeze HD event, set to be held Sept. 28 at the Avalon Hollywood in Los Angeles, will include a live auction, musical performances and more Hollywood guests.