Chicago Awards Dinner
April 3, 2017
Actress, Director, Producer, Writer and MMRF Honorary Board member, Bonnie Hunt, helped kick off a truly inspirational evening at the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF) Chicago Awards Dinner on Monday, April 3 at the Four Seasons Hotel Chicago. Craig Sager Jr., Managing Editor, Author and Sports Analyst offered his own courageous story about his father’s battle with cancer.
The MMRF honored the Sandy and Tom Mihelcic Family with the 2017 Spirit of Hope Award for their resilience, perseverance and dedication to the MMRF. Tom is now able to celebrate nearly 9 years in complete remission because of the MMRF’s leadership in speeding new drugs to market.
The event included cocktails, dinner, a live auction and keynote address. Over 300 supporters including patients, healthcare leaders and business executives attended this year’s event, which raised necessary funds to drive new, more effective treatments for the patients we serve.
The MMRF is thankful for the longstanding partnership with leading pharmaceutical companies including Celgene Corporation and Janssen Oncology. Together we have achieved remarkable, collaborative success in fighting multiple myeloma and we are not slowing down.