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NFL Alumni Association and Party for a Cure Event
July 19th 5:30-8:30. Location: The Drink in Schaumburg

NFL Alumni Association and Party for a Cure Event
July 19th 5:30-8:30. Location: The Drink in Schaumburg

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TOTAL DONATIONS $13,300 OUT OF $40000 HAS BEEN RAISED

  • 33%

99 cents on the dollar goes towards research

Event Information

 

Party for a Cure and the NFL Alumni Association will host “Party for a Cure for Pediatric Cancer” at Drink in Schaumburg on Wednesday, July 19th from 5:30-8:30pm. We plan to raise over $40,000 at the event!

All proceeds will go to the Gateway for Cancer Research, a 501(c)(3) organization that funds innovative pediatric care research.
This special evening will include:

• Three hours of socializing and networking with over 400 guests
• Drinks and Appetizers
• Silent Auction, 50/50 Raffle and Brown Bag Raffle

Party for a Cure and the NFL Alumni Association invite you to enjoy this great event while supporting a great cause! If your schedule won’t allow you to attend, please consider making a donation. Thank you in advance. And thank you to this who have already supported this event and cause!

 

Check out our video
to learn more about our cause!

Sponsors

About Gateway

 

Gateway-funded trials are particularly important in pediatric cancer. Cancer is the leading cause of disease-related death for kids under 15 in the U.S., but pediatric cancer research is underfunded by the federal government, and mostly ignored by pharmaceutical companies. One of the trials that Gateway has previously funded involved Tumor Paint, an imaging agent derived from the venom of an Israeli scorpion.

Tumor Paint is the first and only fluorescent imaging compound developed for pediatric brain tumors, and was evaluated for use in aiding surgeons in identifying and removing tumor tissue without unnecessarily removing normal brain tissue, which helps patients avoid permanent physical and intellectual disabilities. Tumor Paint has been shown to bind to a variety of pediatric brain tumors, and has significantly increased five-year overall survival as compared to study patients who did not receive Tumor Paint.

As you can imagine, this type of research is difficult to conduct, and costly to support. But we believe that funding such research is the shortest path to improved treatments – and hopefully a cure.

Committee

Jim Idstein  (Chair, KAYHAN) 

Steve Jakubczak (Co-Chair, Insperity)

Christina Yolich (Windy City Web Designs)

Walter Grandberry (Gateway Cancer Research)

Adrian Dinu (Post Meridan Video)

Ali Rybicki (Owens Counseling)

William Sutton (First Merchant Card Services)

Cindy Chabowski (Morton Suggestion)

Desmond Clark (Mass Mutual)

Lynn Callahan (Callahan Marketing)

Jerry Kruzel