Shopping for Hope
The second annual Shopping For Hope event was held on May 8, 2019 at Woodway Country Club in Darien, CT.
25 Vendors participated by selling a wide variety of upscale products to a sold-out audience of 230 attendees. They donated 15% of their sales to Hackers For Hope. This event supports Memorial Sloan Kettering’s Ovarian Cancer Research including their “liquid biopsy” which will test for cancer with a simple blood test.
Dr. Elizabeth Jewell, Director of Surgery MSK Monmouth and Basking Ridge, spoke to the audience about her work in ovarian cancer treatment as well as emphasizing the increase in HPV related cancers and the importance of HPV vaccinations.
Anne Thompson, NBC News Chief Environmental Affairs Correspondent and two-time cancer survivor spoke about her experiences through diagnosis, treatment and beyond.
This year, 25 upscale vendors will offer a large variety of goods and services and 15 percent of their sales will go to Hackers For Hope. In particular, a portion of the proceeds will go to Memorial Sloan Kettering’s Ovarian Cancer Research including their “liquid biopsy which will test for cancer with a simple blood test. This test aids in creating a more personalized treatment if the patient test positive for the ctDNA.
Dr. Elizabeth Jewell, Director of Surgery MSK Monmouth and Basking Ridge, will be in attendance. The event will also support her work on a procedure to be used in ovarian surgery that will test for the most minute cancer particles to ensure the most thorough and successful outcome. Dr. Jewell will speak about some of the research being done at MSKCC to advance the treatment of ovarian cancer, the fifth most common cause of cancer death in American women.
Anne Thompson, NBC News Chief Environmental Affairs Correspondent and cancer survivor will also address the audience and give an inspiring message about fighting cancer.
2019 Event COMMITTEE
Kathy Arrix – Margaret Arrix – Erin Bellissimo – Liz Benedict – Amy Benedict – Marla Chandler – Tracey Culliton -Christy Duggan – Dot Gifford – Eileen Hanford – Stephanie Hanford – Kim Huffard – Susie Johnson – Whitney Lancaster – Kelly Lesko – Eileen McCarthy – Debi McGahren – Kristin McClutchy – Mo Minicus – Mandi Morgan – Sheila O’Boyle – M.E. O’Connor – Stephanie O’Malley – Devon Pastor – Jennifer Richardson – Megan Ruppenstein – Michelle Sini – Kim Slonieski – Nan Smith – Jennifer Stocker Riebe – Catherine Totero – Lizzy Walsh – Lynne Wilson – Bridget Wren – Rachel Zarghami
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