The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation
photographs by The AP
The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF) celebrated its fifteenth anniversary with a dazzling fundraising gala at the Hyatt Regency Greenwich. The gala, co-chaired by Karen and Michael Reinert, drew a crowd of more than 1,300 supporters. Master of Ceremonies Carl Quintanilla, the Emmy-award winning co-anchor of CNBC’s Squawk on the Street, delighted the crowd. The evening highlighted the MMRF’s tireless mission to accelerate the development of cutting-edge treatments for patients suffering from multiple myeloma, an incurable blood cancer.
Clive Davis, Grammy Award winner and music industry legend, was honored as this year’s recipient of the MMRF Spirit of Hope Award. Davis was presented with the award because of his inspirational philanthropic efforts. The MMRF Corporate Leadership Award was presented to Onyx Pharmaceuticals, for their work towards developing new cancer therapies.
Jennifer Hudson, the golden-piped Academy Award-winning actress and Grammy-winning singer, electrified the stage during a tribute concert following the awards. Earth, Wind & Fire also hit the stage, as well as the winner of the second season of NBC’s The Voice, Jermaine Paul. Proceeds from the event—the largest fundraiser in Fairfield County—will support the critical research of life-extending drugs for multiple myeloma patients.