CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--TargetCancer Foundation, a not-for-profit rare cancer research foundation, returns to the Microsoft New England Research and Development (NERD) Center on November 6 to celebrate its fifth anniversary at A Night to TargetCancer: The Fifth Annual TargetCancer Foundation Gala. The evening will feature food by guest chef Chris Fischer of the Beach Plum Restaurant on Martha’s Vineyard, who will be using ingredients sourced from his own family’s Beetlebung Farm, as well as from Formaggio Kitchen in Cambridge. The evening will also feature Island Creek Oysters, and a silent and live auction. Host Susan Wornick will lead the speaking program, which features a keynote address by Dr. James Bradner of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, one of the country’s leading cancer researchers.
TargetCancer Foundation was founded in 2009 by Cambridge resident Paul Poth, who was diagnosed at age 38 with cholangiocarcinoma, a rare cancer of the bile ducts. For Paul, as for so many others fighting rare cancers, the diagnosis meant a best-guess treatment approach that relied on protocols developed for other cancers — all debilitating, but none effective. He set out to change this by creating TargetCancer Foundation.
Paul died in August 2009, but his wife, Kristen Palma Poth and brother-in-law, Jim Palma, now carry on his mission to fund innovative research that will lead to answers for these rare cancers. Since being founded, TargetCancer Foundation has funded over $400,000 in innovative, high-impact research into rare cancers including cholangiocarcinoma and esophageal cancer.
TargetCancer Foundation promotes the development of lifesaving treatment protocols for rare cancers. TargetCancer Foundation directly supports initiatives at the forefront of cancer treatment by funding innovative research, fostering collaborations, and raising awareness among scientists, clinicians, and patients.
|WHERE:||Microsoft New England Research and Development (NERD) Center, 1 Memorial Dr., Cambridge, MA|
|WHEN:||Thursday, November 6, 2014 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm|
|WHO:||Dr. Jay Bradner, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute; Susan Wornick|
Tickets are $150 each or two for $250 and can be purchased at http://tcfgala.eventbrite.com
TargetCancer Foundation: www.targetcancerfoundation.org