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— Mahatma Gandhi

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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.

The Fifith Annual New York Gala - March 13, 2017

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.

More information to come!

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

December 2, 2016

Analisa DiFeo served as Sparks Speaker at the Annual Conference for Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association (HBA) at St. Louis

Analisa DiFeo, Vice President of the Young Scientist Foundation and Norma C. and Albert I. Geller Professor of Ovarian Cancer Research the Division of General Medical Sciences at Case Western Reserve University, served as a Sparks Speaker at the Annual Conference for Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association (HBA) at St. Louis. Dr. […]
August 15, 2016

Save the Date: Dancing with the Docs

On Saturday, September 10, 2016, doctors from University Hospitals once again will put on their dancing shoes and compete for top honors at this year’s Dancing with the Docs, a benefit supporting the University Hospitals Auxiliary. Six UH physicians have been practicing and polishing their dancing skills with instructors from […]
March 25, 2016

Young Scientist Daniel Ma Wins 2nd Place and the Outstanding Project Award from Cleveland Clinic

Within just a few months of becoming a Young Scientist, Daniel Ma has presented his work at the NEO Science and Engineering Fair and won 2nd Place as well as the Outstanding Project Award from Cleveland Clinic! Most importantly, he has gained confidence and found something that he is truly […]