LUNGevity Foundation’s Celebration of Hope Gala a Huge Success
Over $800,000 Raised for Lung Cancer Research
Oct. 4, 2013--LUNGevity Foundation brought together over 350 philanthropists, business community leaders, and Scientific Advisory Board members for Wednesday night’s Celebration of Hope Gala at the Pierre Hotel in New York City. The event exceeded expectations and raised over $800,000 for lung cancer research. Laura Izibor, Irish musician and Rolling Stone “Artist to Know,” entertained the gala attendees.
NBC 4 New York Anchor and Reporter David Ushery emceed the event, where scientific advances researchers have made in the fight against lung cancer were spotlighted. Program participants included Chair Alexander F. Stern, the Chief Operating Officer of Lazard; Honorary Chair Vernon E. Jordan, Jr.; Foundation President and Chairman Andrea Ferris; and Foundation Vice Chairman Jerry Sorkin. Guests included Vice Chairs Marlene Hess and Sheila Labrecque, David and Kelly Gerstenhaber, Jim Neuberger and Helen Stambler Neuberger, and Vice Chairman of JPMorgan Chase Alphonso Jackson.
Matt Ellefson and other lung cancer survivors presented the Corporate Leadership Award to Pfizer Inc in an emotional address, thanking President and General Manager, Specialty Care and Oncology, Geno Germano for their commitment.
Photo Caption: (from left to right) Lung Cancer Survivor Matt Ellefson presents the LUNGevity Hope Award for Corporate Leadership to Pfizer Inc President and General Manager Geno Germano.
About LUNGevity Foundation
LUNGevity Foundation is firmly committed to making an immediate impact on increasing quality of life and survivorship of people with lung cancer by accelerating research into early detection and more effective treatments, as well as by providing community, support and education for all those affected by the disease. Our vision is a world where no one dies of lung cancer. For more information about LUNGevity Foundation, please visit www.LUNGevity.org.
Posted: October 2013