|VABC’s fourth annual fundraising event, Sounding Off For A Cure, was held on Thursday, June 4, 2009 from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City. Funds raised from the event will go toward research to find a cure for brain cancer.The event honored Dr. Lisa DeAngelis (Co-Executive Director of the Brain Tumor Center and Chairman, Department of Neurology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center) with the Gary Lichtenstein Humanitarian Award and Al Musella (President, Musella Foundation For Brain Tumor Research & Information) with the Voices Award for their dedication and charitable giving to brain cancer research and support. Angelis and Musella are pictured (right) with VABC Founder Mario Lichtenstein (left).
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VABC presented 2009 Courage Awards to several individuals who have bravely fought against this devastating disease: Marissa Carney, David Emmett, Jr., Robert Immerman, Florence Marazia, Mark Sherman, Kathy Swineford and Harold Winshel. Awards were presented by Board Member and brain cancer survivor Mike Burkhardt.
Our generous sponsors included Alyssa & Steven Gendal; BTIG, LLC; Chardan Capital Markets; Dr. Kildeen Moore Research Fund; Hapoalim Securities; Harry M. & Gertrude Y. Schwartz Foundation; Hillary & Daniel Leibowitz; InTrade; Kingside Partners; New York Mets; New York Post; Paul Bernstein; RBC Capital Markets; Richard Patrick, Jr.; Robert & Margaret O’Mullan Family Foundation; Stephanie & David Simon; The Lichtenstein Family; The Taube Family; The Tessler Family; and Wendy’s Arby’s Group.
Cuisine was provided by Bamboo 52, Butterfield 8, Chocolate Dreams, Flute Champagne Lounge, Fratelli’s, Grandaisy Bakery, Heartland Brewery, Ivy Bakery, Kitchen Table Bakers, Lucky Strike Lanes, Philip Marie, STK, Victor’s Café, Wine Cellar Sorbets and Woolworth Tower Kitchen. Beverages were provided by 1921 Tequila Cream, Bluecoat Gin, Burnett’s Vodka, Domaine de Canton, Frederick Wildman Wine, Heartland Brewery, Jagermeister, Liquid Chef, Lucid Absinthe, Orange V Vodka, Pama Pomegranate Liqueur, Polished Palette, Sonu Water, Southern Wine & Spirits of New York and Tommy Bahama Rum. Live music was provided by Chieli Minucci & Special EFX.