FLORHAM PARK, NJ - The Adesso and Buneta families of Florham Park are continuing their fight against childhood cancer at their “Stems and Steins” event. The third annual celebration will be held on Saturday, February 4 at the Cedar Hill Country Club in Livingston.
All of the evening's profits will go directly to pediatric cancer research through Bike with Mike's Cycle for Survival team. Cycle for Survival is a nation-wide, high-energy indoor team cycling event dedicated to raising money for rare cancer research. Team "Bike with Mike," started by Dr. Michael La Quaglia, Chief of the Pediatric Surgical Service at Memorial Sloan Kettering, directly funds pediatric cancer research.
All pediatric cancers are considered rare cancers and therefore receive less than four percent of the National Cancer Institute’s funding for research and treatment. Children fighting cancer need private organizations and private fundraising to fight for them. Unfortunately, the reality is, research on rare cancers is drastically underfunded, often leaving patients with limited or no treatment options. In the past 20 years, the FDA has initially approved only two drugs to treat pediatric cancer, and half of all chemotherapy treatments for children’s cancer are 25 years old.
One hundred percent of the money raised will go directly to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center for research for new treatments. As a part of Memorial Sloan Kettering, Cycle for Survival is able to allocate 100% of every dollar raised to pioneering rare cancer research at MSK within just six months of the event.
For tickets or sponsorship information please contact Jennifer Buneta at (201) 486-7925 or firstname.lastname@example.org.