Young Professionals in Chicago Raised Over $46,000 for Cancer Research

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The Associates Board of Gateway for Cancer Research is the next generation of aspiring young professionals with a singular goal to raise money to fund innovative cancer therapies and provide more treatment options for cancer patients today.

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Associates Board members at Be A Hero Cocktail Reception

Tonight, you can be hero and help make an impact. It only costs $18.32 per day per patient to fund a Gateway clinical trial.

The Associates Board of Gateway for Cancer Research hosted their inaugural Be A Hero Cocktail Reception on Friday, November 14, at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel and Towers.

Nearly 200 heroes united to enjoy drinks, appetizers, music, silent auction bidding and a special appearance by Chicago Bears star linebacker Khaseem Green. The heroic evening raised over $46,000 which will be applied to fund additional meaningful and breakthrough clinical trials that will help people living with cancer to feel better, live longer and conquer cancer today!

Funding for the inaugural Be A Hero Cocktail Reception includes commitments from very generous sponsors such as the Stephenson Family Foundation, Our Health, Smith Printing, Norcon, Control Risks, Funkhouser Vegosen Liebman , Maxim Partners (Gregg Wilson and Dan Muhling), Simple Truth, Capricorn, Factor75, Flood Brothers Disposal and Recycling, Hallbart Consulting, LLC, TapCloud, Zebradog, Corrigan Insurance Services, Patti Gilford Find Arts, State Farm, and The Wrigley Building.

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About Gateway for Cancer Research
The Gateway for Cancer ResearchSM is a nonprofit 501 (c)(3) organization committed to funding innovative cancer research and bold new ideas for lifesaving treatments that can make a difference today. Thanks to generous underwriting, 99 cents of every dollar received funds phase I and phase II cancer clinical trials around the world to help patients living with cancer to feel better, live longer and conquer cancer TODAY! Since its founding in 1991, Gateway has supported more than 120 clinical trials and funded millions in leading-edge research, including blending the best of conventional and complementary/alternative therapies. Get involved today by visiting, like us on Facebook at and join the conversation on Twitter @DemandCures.

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