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!
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