The Prostate Cancer Research Foundation (PCF) 23rd Annual Gala in the Hamptons took place at the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill, NY. The summer benefit supported the Annual PCF Pro-Am Tennis Tournament and celebrated the millions raised and achievements made in the past 30 years through PCF. Founder Michael Milken and The Gala in the Hamptons weekend hosts and sponsors welcomed guests to enjoy, engage and be entertained while helping to fund groundbreaking discoveries in cancer research.
The Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF) leads global philanthropy to research and eliminate prostate cancer, the most prevalent cancer in men. PCF funds research for prevention, detection, and treatment, aiming to swiftly introduce innovative solutions that enhance lives. Its vision is to end all deaths from prostate cancer by raising awareness and funding urgent, cutting-edge research. PCF's innovative prostate cancer research model overlaps with 70 other cancers, contributing to unlocking the mystery of curing all cancers.
The gala began with a lively cocktail reception as distinguished guests and athletes entered the breathtaking Parrish Art Museum terrace. The total value of sponsorships and ticket sales was $1.25 million. In addition to this, the live auction was swift, raising more than $5.6 million for the Foundation's work.
The lavish dinner party gave way to special musical performances from multi-award-winning Adam Lambert. This celebration set the tone for the weekend leading up to the finals of the PCF Pro-Am Tennis Tournament.
Guests embraced exclusive Milken Institute Hamptons Dialogues in private homes covering various topics of interest alongside PCF Pro-Am Tennis Tournament. Tennis tourney commenced Saturday on private courts, climaxing with finals Sunday afternoon at the Raquet Lounge in Southampton.
Notable Attendees included: Michael Milken, Wilbur Ross (Former US Secretary of Commerce), Hilary Geary Ross, John Paulson, Alina De Almeida, Igor Tulchinsky, Stephen Ross, Lin Connelly, Steven Mnuchin (Former US Secretary of the Treasury), Jim Coleman, Nouriel Roubini, Simone Friedman, Bonnie Pfeifer Evans, Larry Leeds, Ginger Leeds, Candace Bushnell, Avery Price, Jessica Price, Zenobia Godschalk, Mackenzie Price, Cindy Jensen, Samia Morgan, Emily Church, Dr. Charles Ryan, Gina Carithers, Dr. Scott Tagawa, Jeff Greene, Mei Sze Greene, David Paterson (Former NY Governor), Mary Paterson.
This year's participating tennis professionals included Tommy Haas, John Lloyd, Daniel Nestor, Cyril Saulnier, Ashley Fisher, Sander Gille, Scott Lipsky, Amer Delic, Jason Pinsky, Jared Palmer, Treat Huey, JC Argone, Don Johnson, Guillermo Canas, Max Schnur, Alex Bogomolov, Wayne Odesnik, Rick Leach, Robert Kendrick and Joran Vliegen.
The weekend's proceeds aid the Prostate Cancer Foundation's research, transforming medical exploration via the Young Investigator program. PCF investigators have driven breakthroughs in cancer.
Since 1993, the Prostate Cancer Foundation has driven cancer research through dedicated members, research scientists, and supporters.
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