|VABC’s fifth annual fundraising event, Sounding Off For A Cure, was held on Tuesday, June 8, 2010 from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM at The Hammerstein in New York City. Funds raised from the event will go toward research to find a cure for brain cancer.
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The event honored Henry S. Friedman, MD (Co -Executive Director of the Brain Tumor Center and Neuro-Oncologist at Duke University Medical Center) with the Gary Lichtenstein Humanitarian Award ; Eric Lichtenstein (Managing Director, Listed Derivatives Group at Knight Capital Group) with the 2010 Voices Award; and the Roth Family (Founders, “Have a Chance“) with the 2010 Vision of Hope Award. VABC presented the 2010 Courage Awards to these individuals who have bravely battled brain tumors: Todd Allan, Henry Arnberg, Robert Bernstein, Rochelle Guttman, Susan Lemkuil, Jon B. Kushner, Freddy Lugo, and Patricia Munjack. Awards were presented by Michael Burkhardt, VABC Board Member and brain cancer survivor.
The event featured exciting live and silent auctions and live music by: Bernie Williams(former New York Yankee), Chieli Minucci & Special EFX, Richie Cannata (Billy Joel’s saxaphonist), Jeffrey Soffer (13 year old singer/songwriter sensation) and Cold Flavor Repair.
We would like to thank our generous sponsors who made the evening possible:Chardan Capital Markets, Knight Capital Group, Newedge, the Harry M. & Gertrude Y. Schwartz Foundation, the Lichtenstein Family, Ellen & Harvey Sanders, Wallach Beth Capital, Forefront Advisory, Hapoalim Securities, Sanford C. Bernstein & Co, and the Dr. Kildeen Moore Research Fund.
We were proud to serve cuisine prepared by a selection of New York’s great restaurants and cocktails by a variety of spirit companies: Blackheart Premium Spiced Rum, Blue Coat Gin, Brooklyn Brewery, Burnetts Vodka, Craving 4 Cupcakes, Elijah Craig, Eric Brewing, Evan Williams Bourbon, Fragoli, Houston’s, Hpnotiq, Kitchen Table Bakers, Lucky Strike, Lunazul Tequila, Orange V, Pama, Passione, Tawny Ong, The Collective, The Island Mermaid, Uva Wine Bar, Vintage Irving and Woolworth Tower Kitchen.
Click here to view photos from last year’s event.
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Special thanks go to our wonderful sponsors and volunteers who continue to make this evening possible. If you are interested in sponsoring a VABC event or would like to serve on the Volunteer Committee, please contact Darren Port at 646.278.6735.