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"Dressing Down Cancer," an event to benefit the James E. Kearney Foundation on Thursday, June 2 from 6 - 8:30 pm at 320 Park Avenue, 35th Floor, NY, NY


Posted on: 05/11/2011

[Editor's note: this is being sent out to help the James E. Kearney Foundation with their fundraiser.  It does NOT benefit the Musella Foundation - but they are a good charity also!]
 
 
Please join us for "Dressing Down Cancer," an event to benefit the James E. Kearney Foundation on Thursday, June 2 from 6 - 8:30 pm at 320 Park Avenue, 35th Floor, NY, NY. The evening will be a lot of fun. Its at a great venue with a spectacular view and an open bar, food and music. We will be auctioning off dresses along with fittings by the designer in his/her showroom. All the dresses are from their Fall/Winter 2011 collections which won't hit retail stores for a few months. Some of the designers include: Prabal Gurung (according to the NY Post and Ny Times he's the new IT designer), Jonathan Cohen (who is apparently dressing Lady Gaga for her appearance on American Idol), Chris Benz, Anne Coroneo, and Halston. We are hoping to also get Oscar de la Renta and Jason Wu.
 
The James E. Kearney Foundation was created in memory of my twin brother, James, who passed away from a GBM in 2004 after a 19 month battle. The Foundation mainly supports immunotherapy cancer vaccine research and clinical trials currently being conducted at KU Leuven, the second oldest university and one of the largest research hospitals in Europe. To date we have raised approximately $250,000 for the research and treatment. The treatment was what James decided was the most promising treatment for brain cancer globally, although the treatment and research was in its very beginning stages, at that time. The research and clinical trials over the past 6 years have proven James' belief correct and the results from clinical trials are proving immunotherapy cancer vaccines to be a very powerful tool for fighting brain cancer. And, more importantly, this same treatment is now being used in other intractable cancers, such as pancreatic, ovarian and liver cancer.
 
Please contact Megan Kearney at mvk5@columbia.edu if you are interested in buying a ticket to the event, making a donation to the foundation, or would like additional information.  

 


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