The Fourth Annual Quest for a Cure Gala was an incredible success! Quest for a Cure was held on November 16, 2018 at the beautiful Arts Ballroom in Philadelphia, PA. Our CDCN community of patients, loved ones, and supporters came together for a beautiful evening filled with cocktails, hoeur d'oeuvres, a seated dinner, silent auction, and speeches from CDCN Co-Founder David Fajgenbaum, Director of Patient Engagement Mileva Repasky, and 6abc News. Together, we were able to raise over $100,000 for Castleman disease research!
This year’s Quest for a Cure was particularly heartfelt. David Fajgenbaum and Mileva Repasky honored the Castleman warriors in our CDCN community who passed away from Castleman disease in the past year. Despite the incredible progress that has been made in the fight against Castleman disease in recent years, it was a reminder of the importance of joining together to continue fighting for a cure for this disease. In addition, David Fajgenbaum presented Glen de Vries, President and Co-Founder of Medidata, with the Castleman Warrior Community Member of the Year Award. Mr. de Vries has generously donated his company's time and technology by providing the data analysis for our SPEED-II study, a large proteomics study that looked ~1,300 proteins from ~80 patients in effort to determine which key proteins may be involved in Castleman disease. Data analysis was done via the Medidata Rave Omics machine learning program.
Check out our video from this year’s Quest for a Cure below!
Take a look at CBS Philly’s feature on our Gala here!
See photos from the gala here!
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This year’s Quest for a Cure would not have been possible without our generous Sponsors, Advisory Council, Board of Directors, and Quest for a Cure Committee. Thank you so much for all of your amazing support and work!