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The Fourth Annual Quest for a Cure Gala

The Fourth Annual Quest for a Cure Gala took place on Friday, November 16, 2018 from 6:30-10:00PM at the Arts Ballroom. With your help, we were able to raise over $100,000 for Castleman disease research! Check out our Quest for a Cure page here for more info! 

See highlights from our 2018 Quest for a Cure below!


  Without the support of our sponsors, this would not be possible! Thank you!

The Third Annual Quest for a Cure Gala

The Third Annual Quest for a Cure Gala took place at the Mütter Museum of the College of Physicians in Philadelphia on November 10, 2017. It was a fabulous night filled with great cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, museum tours, a delicious dinner, a silent auction, and remarks from the CDCN's Co-Founder and Executive Director, Dr. David Fajgenbaum, and Mileva Repasky, Director of the Warrior Program and mother of patient Katie Repasky. You can still donate to this important work here!

Guests mingled in the gallery of the museum while sipping on signature cocktails sponsored by Sipp Sparkling beverages and browsing the 50+ silent auction items.

Alicia Vitarelli announced the start of programming as guests sat down to a delicious meal provided by Catering by Design. Dr. David Fajgenbaum gave a presentation highlighting all of the successes the CDCN has had since it was founded in 2012 by Dr. Frits van Rhee and Dr. Fajgenbaum himself. Following Dr. Fajgenbaum was Mileva Repasky, mother to Katie Repasky, the CDCN's youngest warrior. Mileva gave a beautiful speech about what it means to have a child battling Castleman disease, and what an impact the CDCN has had in Katie and her family's fight thus far. In particular, Dr. Fajgenbaum and Mileva shared about the impact that a drug, which the CDCN funded the identification of its role in Castleman disease, is having in both of their lives. The CDCN is now planning to perform a clinical trial of that drug in idiopathic multicentric Castleman disease patients that don't respond to the only currently FDA-approved treatment. With your support, we achieved our goal of raising $100,000 at Quest - but we still need to raise $40,000 to fund the remainder of the clinical trial. Our goal is to raise the remaining funds by the end of the year so that  we can push forward this potentially life-saving study! Pleased donate here today! 



The CDCN would like to that all of our sponsors and donors! 

The Second Annual Quest for a Cure Gala

The 2016 Quest for a Cure Gala on November 4, 2016 was a huge success! Please watch the video below to see highlights from this amazing event! Because of your generous support through attending Quest, contributing individual donations, offering auction items and sponsorships, the 2016 Quest for a Cure gala raised over $100,000!