Annual Gala for Cancer Research

Friday, May 6, 2011 General News J E 4

FLORHAM PARK, N.J., May 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Kaleidoscope of Hope Foundation will proudly host its Spring Gala on Saturday, May 14, 2011. Ovarian cancer advocates and leading researchers in the field are stepping out for an evening of dinner, entertainment, and fundraising at the Hamilton Park Hotel in Florham Park, NJ. Cocktail hour and silent auction will begin at 6 p.m. followed by dinner, dancing and award ceremonies. This annual event honors the foremost medical professionals from around the country in the field of ovarian cancer research. Celebrated physicians will be awarded grants by the organization to pursue their cutting edge research for this gynecological cancer. Other honorees will be recognized for their notable contributions and unwavering support for the KOH Foundation and for the cause of ovarian cancer.

This year's grant recipients for ovarian cancer research include Dr. David Hyman of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City and Dr Andrea McCollum, PhD, from the National Cancer Institute in Bethesda, Maryland. Each researcher will receive funding for projects that will advance ovarian cancer research.

A highlight of the evening will be the presentation of the Kaleidoscope of Hope Founders' Award. This prestigious award recognizes an individual or group whose outstanding efforts both serve and support the ovarian cancer community. The recipient of the award for 2011 will be named at the evening's ceremonies.

Ovarian cancer claims the lives of nearly 15,000 women annually in the US. It is the fifth leading cause of cancer death in women and the leading cause of gynecological cancer death in the US. It is for this reason that KOH actively supports awareness education and funds research initiatives for early detection, improved treatment strategies and the ultimate cure for ovarian cancer.

The Kaleidoscope of Hope Foundation is a registered non-profit organization that serves as a primary advocate for ovarian cancer activism in the state of New Jersey.

Since its inception 11 years ago, KOH has pursued its mission to raise awareness and research funds for this disease. Founded by three ovarian cancer survivors, KOH has raised almost 2 million dollars for ovarian cancer research projects at various highly acclaimed hospitals and renowned medical institutions throughout the United States.

For more information, donations and on-line registration, please visit our website at Kaleidoscope of Hope Foundation, PO Box 1124, Madison NJ 07940.

SOURCE Kaleidoscope of Hope Foundation



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