After a three year hiatus since the pandemic, New York City based charity Solving Kids’ Cancer (SKC), held its annual Spring Celebration benefit gala at the Mandarin Oriental New York, raising over $600,000 for pediatric cancer research.
Over 200 guests and supporters of the organization were excited to return to celebrate in person and this high profile guest list included fashion industry icons Carolina Herrera, Donna Karan designers, Frederick Anderson, Bonnie Young, along with notables, Andrea Greeven, Melanie & David Holland, Alex & Keytt Lundqvist, Jan Planit, Abe & Stephanie Shnay, Dr. Samuel Waksal. Carson Daly, feature anchor of the TODAY show and The Voice host appeared via taped video message from Los Angeles. A special musical performance of Andra Day’s “Rise Up” by child star Brianna Cameron ended with a standing ovation. Cameron has appeared on Broadway as the young girl in LEGO Store: The Musical and young Ella in NBC’s The Equalizer.
Dr. Samuel Blackman, Co- Founder & Chief Medical Officer of Day One Biopharmaceuticals, received the Wings of Hope Award for his work in the development of novel cancer therapeutics in pediatric and adult oncology. Gold Star Awards were presented to young cancer fighters and survivors (ages 2-12) in an emotional and inspiring on stage presentation that brought guests to their feet and are beacons of hope that the battle against cancer can be won.
The 2022 Spring Celebration marked the organization’s the 15th year to find, fund and advocate for breakthrough treatments to cure children with the most fatal pediatric cancer.
About Solving Kids’ Cancer
Created in 2007 by two fathers who lost children to pediatric cancer, Solving Kids’ Cancer is committed to significantly improving survivorship of the deadliest childhood cancers.
The SKC approach is to understand the research landscape, strengthen the science and ultimately, cure the child. 100% of all donations are used to find, fund, and manage clinical trials and scientific programs to rapidly develop more effective and less toxic treatments. All operational expenses are provided by the board of directors. Solving Kids’ Cancer is a 501(c) (3) public charity. To learn more about our work, please visit solvingkidscancer.org