Israel Cancer Research Fund Sets ‘Unlocking Cures’ Gala | BH Courier

Israel Cancer Research Fund Sets ‘Unlocking Cures’ Gala

Dr. David Snyder
Actress Bonnie Hunt
Dr. Avram Hershko in his lab.

Posted: Friday, October 6, 2017 – 1:05 PM

The L.A. Chapter of Israel Cancer Research Fund (ICRF) will host its major fundraising gala “Unlocking Cures,” Saturday, Nov. 11 at the Four Seasons on Doheny Drive. The evening will begin with a cocktail reception in the hotel’s outdoor courtyard at 6:30 p.m., followed by dinner and program at 7:30 p.m.

Co-chaired by fund L.A. Board Members Candice Rosen and David Cohan, the event will honor actress Bonnie Hunt and David Snyder, M.D., and will feature Nobel Laureate Dr. Avram Hershko with Technion, Israel Institute of Technology.

This year, Dr. Hershko was awarded an ICRF grant to work on “Roles of the Ubiquitin System in the control of cell division and in cancer.” In 2004, Hershko, whose worked has been funded by ICRF for many years, shared Israel’s first Nobel Prize in Chemistry.

Actor Ben Savage (Boy Meets World and Girl Meets World) will emcee and entertainment will be provided by The Tokens (The Lion Sleeps Tonight).

m on Friday, Nov. 10 will feature ICRF and City of Hope cancer researchers and experts. Also on hand for the weekend will be Rob Densen, ICRF national president.

A cancer-inspired symposium on Friday, Nov. 10 will feature ICRF and City of Hope cancer researchers and experts. Also on hand for the weekend will be Rob Densen, ICRF national president.

“David and I hope to educate the L.A. community about this worthwhile organization to raise critical funds for bench work cancer research” said Rosen.

Added Cohen, “ICRF merges the needs of cancer researchers with the ingenuity and resources of Israel. This gala is our opportunity to do our part to support them both—we must do our part. The good that comes of the research knows no borders. We hope the community will lend its  support to this worthwhile event for the benefit of all mankind.”

• Hunt will be recognized for her work on behalf of cancer research. Before her career as a comedian, actress, TV host, producer, director and writer, she was an oncology nurse, who served under the direction of Dr. Steven Rosen, now the City of Hope’s provost and chief scientific officer.

• Dr. Snyder joined City of Hope in 1984, having trained at Harvard Medical School, and is a nationally recognized authority on using stem cells to treat blood disorders, including leukemia.

Tickets are $400 per person. Table underwriting and sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information, contact the Israel Cancer Research Fund at 818-986-2100 or register online at www.icrfla.org.

ICRF sponsors research in 20 hospitals, universities and cancer research centers throughout Israel. Since its inception in 1975, ICRF has contributed more than $64 million to underwrite more than 2,300 research grants.

 

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