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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