The immune system is a unique biological system, which is designed to protect and prevent diseases, flues, and other infections. When an individual becomes afflicted with cancer, it is because the immune system has failed to identify and eliminate tumors. Unfortunately, 7 million people will lose this biological battle each year. But, what if we could build a stronger immune system?
The Cancer Research Institute is a nonprofit organization that is dedicated to the innovative scientific research of cancer immunology (the study of the immune system and its relationship to cancer). They fund and support scientists, internationally, who conduct discovery-driven laboratory and clinical research, in order to harness and establish a stronger immune system. Through CRI’s funding and support, scientists have been able to determine that the immune system can successfully destroy tumors. This discovery has enabled scientists to begin research on the next breakthrough: therapeutic immune-based cancer medicine. CRI not only funds and supports research, but they also hold annual events to spread the awareness and knowledge of cancer immunology as well as enlist the aid of supporters to help propel its unique research programs.
Every August, CRI holds the Young Philanthropists Midsummer Social in a premiere nightclub in Manhatten, NY. This event is directed towards young, charitable adults who are interested in getting involved in supporting the Institute’s work in immunology and cancer research. Last year, 320 young adults came out to support the cause, raising upwards of $25,000. In addition to the Midsummer Social the Institute also holds an annual fall golf outing.
The CRI also conducts a black tie Annual Awards Dinner in New York City. Over 200 guests attend, to honor outstanding scientific acheivements and service within cancer research. This event alone raises between $750,000 and $1,250,000 dollars.
Along with all of these events, CRI announced the first year of Conquer the Canyon, an event in which individuals raise money to participate in a three-day excursion through the Grand Canyon. If you are interested in getting involved in next year‘s journey, or any of the other events, or would like to learn more about immunology, go to http://www.cancerresearch.org/ or email email@example.com.