Laugh For Life: New York
SAVE THE DATE - May 2, 2017
Celebrated New York stage actor and stand-up comedian Mario Cantone performed at the 14th annual Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF) 2016 Laugh for Life: New York event on Tuesday, May 3 at Pier Sixty, Chelsea Piers, in New York City. Joy Behar, writer, actress and Emmy-Award winning talk show co-host, was the evening’s Comedic emcee, with an opening act performance by actor and comedian Brad Zimmerman. WABC-TV meteorologist Amy Freeze hosted the event.
New York native and Laugh for Life Co-Chair Sherri Lippman was honored with the MMRF’s Carol Goldschein Spirit of Hope Award presented by Celgene Corporation. This award is presented annually to a patient, caregiver or individual who exemplifies the true spirit of hope: one who generously advocates for the benefit of others, works tirelessly to help cancer patients, and inspires hope through their perseverance.
The event included cocktails, dinner, comedy show and a Charitybuzz auction. More than 600 people, including patients, family members, healthcare leaders and business executives, attended this year’s event, which raised over $870,000, making this year’s Laugh the most successful to date. This support further accelerates scientific research in multiple myeloma while setting the standard for efforts in all cancers.
The MMRF is one of the leading cancer research organizations worldwide. This groundbreaking foundation has combined the most successful characteristics of a Fortune 500 company and a scientific research lab to invent a new kind of entity, with a culture of speed, innovation, accountability and results. The MMRF’s Precision Medicine Model is the only end-to-end system in cancer research today and is leading the way in developing the next generation of treatments and ultimately finding a cure.
The MMRF is grateful for the support of these leading pharmaceutical companies: Celgene Corporation (Presenting Sponsor) and Janssen Oncology and Takeda Oncology (both Leadership Circle Sponsors). Manhattan magazine and Cure magazine served as media sponsors.