Laugh For Life: New York
May 2, 2017
Comedian, Actor, TV Writer and New York native, Paul Reiser headlined the 15th Annual Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF) 2017 Laugh for Life: New York event on Tuesday, May 2 at Pier Sixty, Chelsea Piers, in New York City. Brad Zimmerman, Actor and Comedian, warmed up the room serving as the evening’s host.
The MMRF is proud to have honored Tani and Eric Gelber, longtime MMRF endurance athletes and fundraisers, with the MMRF’s Carol Goldschein Spirit of Hope Award. This award recognizes individuals who have inspired hope and shown extraordinary commitment to the MMRF and its mission. Additionally, this incredible couple was featured in a documentary, following their story and epic run in Central Park in 2016, which raised $1,000,000! The film premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in April 2017. Here is a link to the film, “200 Miles”: https://youtu.be/-yC9AOY6Tdk
The event included cocktails, silent auction, dinner and comedy show. Over 500 supporters including patients, healthcare leaders and business executives attended this year’s event, raising 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, Janssen Oncology and Takeda Oncology. Together we have achieved remarkable, collaborative success in fighting multiple myeloma and we are not slowing down.