Tonight, I attended a fine benefit event which raised funds for the Amyloidosis Foundation. I was joined by two other people from the Karmanos Cancer Institute Myeloma and Amyloidosis team (Silva Pregja and Christy Houde). The event was held at the Inn at St. John’s in Plymouth, MI. Here is a picture of the room:
|The Atrium Ballroom at the Inn at St. John’s. Image downloaded from the I@SJ’s website: http://www.stjohnsgolfconference.com/index.cfm|
Very nice night with strolling dinner and a silent auction. Over a hundred people in attendance. The event Co-Chair was the daughter of one of my former patients. I had the opportunity to say a few words at the start of the evening describing the good work the Foundation has been doing for the last decade (educating patients and their physicians about amyloidosis – see link to video of GREAT symposium the Karmanos Cancer Institute and Wayne State University co-sponsored with the Amyloidosis Foundation; funding Junior and Senior level research grants to the tune of three-quarters of a million dollars in total).
Also while there, I had the opportunity to speak with some folks from Millennium, Alnylam, and Prothena – All sponsors of the event, and all in the business of developing amyloidosis therapies (Millennium – Bortezomib, Ixazomib; Alnylam – ALN-TTR02, ALN-TTRsc; Prothena – NEOD001).
As for the auction, I made a successful run at at a nice piece of art:
|Aptly named “Horses” (pardon less-than-professional-quality photo).
A nice little pic for the house and a few bucks for a good cause.