Israel Cancer Research Fund Sets ‘Unlocking Cures’ Gala

Israel Cancer Research Fund Sets ‘Unlocking Cures’ Gala
  1. Israel Cancer Research Fund Sets ‘Unlocking Cures’ Gala
    The Israel Cancer Research Fund's "Unlocking Cures" gala on Nov. 11 will honor Dr. David Snyder and actress Bonnie Hunt and feature Nobel Laureate Dr. Avram Hershko with Technion, Israel Institute of Te…
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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, actres…

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