NORWALK, Conn., Feb. 22, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation, is hosting its 15th Annual MMRF Laugh for Life: New York fundraiser on Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at Pier Sixty, Chelsea Piers, NYC. Comedian, Actor and TV Writer, Paul Reiser, will perform at this year's event. Brad Zimmerman, Actor and Comedian, will be the evening's Master of Ceremonies. Oz Pearlman, famed Mentalist, will be performing at the evening's cocktail reception.
Together with its partners, the MMRF has created the only end-to-end solution in precision medicine today and the single largest genomic dataset in all cancers with the MMRF CoMMpass Study (SM) as the cornerstone. Proceeds from this event will benefit our efforts to advance our precision medicine model to accelerate the development of new molecularly targeted, immune and novel therapies to ensure all patients get the right treatment at the right time.
The MMRF is proud to be honoring Tani and Eric Gelber, longtime MMRF endurance athletes and fundraisers, with the Carol Goldschein Spirit of Hope Award. This award recognizes individuals who have inspired hope and shown extraordinary commitment to the MMRF and its mission.
"My dear friend Anita was diagnosed with multiple myeloma in 2003. In 2006, she underwent a stem cell transplant, and I was desperate to help her in any way I could. She told me there was only one organization I should support, the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation. The MMRF is driven by the urgency of a patient founder. They work with the best doctors and researchers and have had incredible success in bringing new treatments to myeloma patients—I am proud to support their efforts," said Eric Gelber.
The MMRF Laugh for Life is a premier New York comedy event attended by over 700 supporters including patients, family members, healthcare leaders and business executives. For more information, please visit: www.themmrf.org/laugh. To reserve a table or inquire about sponsorship opportunities, please email MMRFBenefitOffice@alimayevents.com or call 888-396-8235.
Presenting Sponsor of the event is Celgene Corporation.
About Multiple Myeloma
Multiple myeloma is a cancer of the plasma cell. It is the second most common blood cancer. An estimated 30,280 adults will be diagnosed this year and 12,590 people are predicted to die from the disease.
About the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF)
The mission of the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF) is to find a cure for multiple myeloma by relentlessly pursuing innovation that accelerates the development of next-generation treatments to extend the lives of patients. Founded in 1998 by Kathy Giusti, a multiple myeloma patient, and her twin sister Karen Andrews as a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization, the MMRF is a world-recognized leader in cancer research. The MMRF continues to disrupt the industry today, as a pioneer and leader at the helm of new research efforts. Since its inception, the organization has raised over $330 million and directs nearly 90% of the total funds to research and related programs. To learn more, visit www.themmrf.org
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