The Gateway Associates Board Raises Over $52,000 for Cancer Research

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The “Be A Hero” cocktail reception attracted nearly 300 young professionals throughout Chicagoland on October 16, 2015 to support the second annual fundraising event. Over $52,000 was raised for Gateway for Cancer Research which funds innovative phase I and Phase II human cancer clinical trials.

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Maddy Oliver, Gateway-funded clinical trial patient and cancer survivor.

I was diagnosed with osteosarcoma and I was terrified as this type of cancer has one of the lowest pediatric survival rates,” declared Maddy, “however, I was introduced to an innovative clinical trial funded by Gateway and that’s why I am thriving!

Nearly 300 young professionals throughout Chicagoland gathered at the Sheraton Hotel and Towers Chicago on Friday, October 16, 2015 in support of cancer research. The evening program included cocktails, appetizers, networking, silent auction, music and dancing.

Honored guest speaker Maddy Oliver, a Gateway-funded clinical trial patient, chronicled her life from the initial deadly cancer diagnosis at age 17 to being cancer-free at age 20 and living life to its fullest. “I was diagnosed with osteosarcoma in my hip and I was terrified as this type of cancer has one of the lowest pediatric survival rates,” declared Maddy, “however, I was introduced to an innovative clinical trial funded by Gateway and that’s why I am thriving today!” Her inspirational speech reinforced the great impact an organization like Gateway has on cancer research and the ability to provide breakthrough treatment to future cancer patients like Maddy.

The Gateway for Cancer Research Associates Board members showcased a video for the event expressing why they personally support Gateway for Cancer Research and its mission to fund meaningful and breakthrough clinical trials worldwide that help people living with cancer to feel better, live longer and conquer cancer TODAY!

“Be A Hero” major sponsors include the Stephenson Family Foundation;; Mr. and Mrs. Richard J Stephenson ; Attadale Partners; Capricorn; Control Risks; COTG; Robert & Cynthia Mayo Foundation; Jeff and Carolyn Konz; Simple Truth; Hallbart Consulting, LLC; Janice Anderson; UrgentRX; N-Jet.

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About Gateway for Cancer Research℠
Gateway for Cancer Research is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization committed to funding innovative cancer research studies that help today’s cancer patients to feel better, live longer and conquer cancer TODAY!. Thanks to generous underwriting by Cancer Treatment Centers of America®, 99 cents of every dollar Gateway receives directly funds Phase I and Phase II cancer clinical trials at leading research institutions across the country and abroad. Since 1991 Gateway has supported more than 140 clinical trials and funded millions in leading-edge research, including blending the best of conventional, and complementary and alternative therapies. Get involved today by visiting GatewayCR.org, like us on Facebook at facebook.com/GatewayAssociatesBoard and join the conversation on Twitter @DemandCures. #BeAGateway.

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