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Connecting motivated high school students with passionate mentors, in order to provide those students a unique opportunity to embark on careers in science by engaging in meaningful medical research.

5-Year New York Gala Celebration

Thank you to everyone who attended our New York Gala last year and to everyone who donated!

This year's gala will be held at the Ritz Carlton - Battery Park and the featured chefs will include:

Greg Baxtrom - Olmsted, New York
Floyd Cardoz - Paowalla, New York
James Kent - NoMAd, New York
Min Kong - Little Park, New York

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2nd Annual Cooking for a Cure Gala

Thank you to everyone who attended our Cleveland Gala and to everyone who donated!

2016 Cooking for a Cure Recap
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It was an honor to be able to enjoy the company and cuisine of the following celebrity chefs, who generously donated their time in order to make this an amazing event:

Floyd Cardoz - Paowalla, New York
Douglas Katz - fire food and drink, Cleveland
Sheila Lucero - Jax Fish House, Denver
Jonathon Sawyer – The Greenhouse Tavern, Cleveland
Rocco Whalen - Fahrenheit, Cleveland

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Featured Stories

March 3, 2017

Q&A with Analisa DiFeo, PhD, and Goutham Narla, MD, PhD

Teaching, learning, and improving medical care for cancer patients have motivated Analisa DiFeo, PhD, and Goutham Narla, MD, PhD, for their entire careers. The husband-wife-team are forging a trail of discovery at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine Narla is a both a clinician oncologist and an expert in […]
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The Cleveland Magazine Covers Cooking for a Cure

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Glen de Vries featured on podcast Human Proof of Concept

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