Lymphoma Research Foundation Raises Over $1 Million at New York City Gala to Help Eradicate Lymphoma
October 6, 2023 – The Lymphoma Research Foundation (LRF) – the nation’s largest non-profit organization dedicated exclusively to funding innovative lymphoma research and serving the lymphoma community through a comprehensive series of education programs, outreach initiatives, and patient services – raised $1,070,000 for lymphoma research and support at their 2023 LRF Annual Gala on Thursday, September 29 at the Ziegfeld Ballroom in New York City.
This year’s event awarded the Distinguished Leadership Award to Dr. Kara Kelly, MD, the Waldemar J. Kaminski Endowed Chair of Pediatrics and Professor of Oncology at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center and Division Chief of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology at Oishei Children’s Hospital and the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo where she also is a Professor of Pediatrics; and long-term member of LRF’s Scientific Advisory Board (SAB). Genmab, an international biotech company specializing in creating and developing differentiated antibody therapeutics for the treatment of cancer and other serious diseases, received the Corporate Leadership Award. Genmab has long supported the Foundation’s research initiatives and educational programs.
The Annual Gala took place at the end of Blood Cancer Awareness Month (September), celebrating the latest advancements made in lymphoma research, patient care and the dedicated individuals and institutions who help make this possible. Bringing together members of LRF’s Scientific Advisory Board and Board of Directors, representatives from oncology industry partners, healthcare providers, and supporters from around the country, the event celebrated the life-changing innovations and breakthroughs of the past year.
This year’s event also featured LRF’s first-ever Emerging Philanthropists After Party. The party was attended by over 300 guests who stayed following the conclusion of the program to enjoy a DJ, delicious bites from local New York eateries and a fitness auction.
“We are incredibly grateful to all those who helped make this year’s Gala a tremendous success,” said Meghan Gutierrez, LRF Chief Executive Officer. “Thanks to the generosity of all those involved in this event, the Lymphoma Research Foundation can continue to expand its efforts to invest in promising lymphoma research and improve patient care through education and support services.”