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Tower Cancer Research Foundation 2021 Gala Wheel of Progress

Tower Cancer Research Foundation Raises Close to $1 Million Dollars

On May 16 Beverly Hills-based Tower Cancer Research Foundation celebrated its 25th Anniversary with a Virtual Tower of Hope Gala. The Gala livestream premiered at 6 p.m., showcasing Tower’s own “Wheel of Progress” gameshow, a fun and unique format that guided the evening’s virtual presentation and activities. Gala honorees Dr. Stephen Sacks, M.D., who received the Healing Award, and Cynthia Hobbs Hamburg, LMFT and Solomon Hamburg, M.D.-Ph.D., who received the Humanity Award, were all feted by family, friends and grateful patients for their decades-long dedication to treating, helping and supporting cancer patients and their families. 

Dr. Hamburg also serves as the longtime and dedicated President of Tower Cancer Research Foundation.  The Tower community came together in an overwhelming show of generosity and support, raising over $940,000 and the foundation expects to meet its $1,000,000 Gala goal in the next several days.

Funds raised during the evening directly translate into new and less toxic therapeutic options for the millions of people battling cancer across the globe, while also providing vital support to Tower’s patient programs at Magnolia House, which supports cancer patients and their families, as well as Tower’s various community partnerships across Southern California.

With many California settings anticipating fully reopening on June 15, Tower is preparing for a safe return to in-person events. On August 23, Tower will celebrate its 8th Annual Jack Mishkin Memorial golf tournament with in-person golfing opportunities at the Riviera Country Club.  Details for the golf tournament are available at the Tower website: https://www.towercancer.org/events/.  Plans are also in-the-works for Tower’s popular annual Magnolia Council Spirit of Hope Luncheon in the fall of 2021 to also be an in-person event.  This yearly event brings together over 600 influential and prominent women philanthropists and leaders in entertainment, politics, business and medicine.  Since its inception in 2009, The Magnolia Council has raised millions of dollars in support of Tower’s mission by generating broader community awareness through expanded social and fundraising events. 

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