On November 4, 2016, about 300 people attended the Quest for a Cure gala, including about 60 patients and loved ones visiting Philadelphia for the 2016 Patient and Loved Ones Summit. Attendees enjoyed food, drinks, music, and an incredible view of the Philadelphia skyline from Penn Medicine's brand-new “Jordan Medical Education Center”. Dr. David Fajgenbaum, CDCN Executive Director, gave a TED-style talk and five members of the CDCN were honored with Castleman Warrior of the Year Awards! Together, sponsorships, pre-event donations, and proceeds from the silent auction, live auction, and Genomics study pledge raised over $100,000.

Proceeds from the 2016 Quest for a Cure gala will be used to cover the complete costs to perform genomic sequencing of 100 Castleman disease patients ($115,000). For more details about this and other studies, please visit our research pipeline!

The Quest for a Cure gala attendees were the first to view our new CDCN video, produced by TV One production and 6ABC:

Check out pictures of the Second Annual Quest for a Cure Gala on our CDCN Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/cdcn2/

Thank you to all who were able to attend and contribute individual donations. We would also like to thank our incredible sponsors!

Bernie & Patty Prazenica



Janssen Pharmaceuticals

Paul & Maria Kruger

Marc Brownstein

Marjorie Raines

Drexel University College of Medicine

Michael & Sarah Kramarz

Friends of Katie Repasky

St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church

Christopher Riley

Stradley Ronon LLP

Paul & Anne Kennedy

Michael Soileau

John Kane

Neil & Pamela Falucci

Dirk Ohley

The Sheller Family Foundation

Saul Ewing, LLP

Chatter Blast

Louis & Lyn Sommer Matis

William & Kathleen Prazenica

Robert Ponton

Grandparents of Katie Repasky

Ford Kerr



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