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Jeffrey Molldrem

Jeffrey Molldrem

Published: Feb 2, 2021   |   Author: Michele Keene   |   No Comments

2001 grant recipient Jeffrey Molldrem, MD of MD Anderson Cancer Center in Texas identifies a vaccine that, for the first time ever, produces complete responses in a clinical trial for patients with advanced myeloid leukemia for whom no other therapy had been successful.  

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Angel Ball 2005

Angel Ball 2005

Published: Feb 2, 2021   |   Author: Michele Keene   |   No Comments

Patti LaBelle and Stevie Wonder perform at the Angel Ball and the Foundation receives a surprise $1 million donation from the Royal Family of Abu Dhabi.

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Denim & Diamonds

Denim & Diamonds

Published: Feb 2, 2021   |   Author: Michele Keene   |   No Comments

Denim & Diamonds event held at Planet Hollywood is sponsored by Dolce & Gabbana, Vivid Collection & Novartis. Jennifer Holiday & NYPD tenor Danny Rodriguez perform.  Celebrity attendees include Star Jones, Ivana Trump, Stephen & Billy Baldwin, Natalie Cole, Eartha Kitt & Montel Williams Foundation distributes Medical Research Awards totaling nearly $2 million. 

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The First Official Angel Ball

The First Official Angel Ball

Published: Jan 28, 2021   |   Author: Michele Keene   |   No Comments

The signature biennial gala is branded the Angel Ball and honors Her Majesty Queen Noor of Jordan, Former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev and Dr. Daniel Vasella, Chairman & CEO of Novartis Pharmaceuticals.  President Clinton again serves as Honorary Gala Chair.  Michael Jackson appears as a surprise guest.

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Inaugural Gala

Inaugural Gala

Published: Jan 28, 2021   |   Author: Jason Butler   |   No Comments

The Foundation hosts its inaugural gala event. Stevie Wonder makes a surprise appearance & President Bill Clinton serves as Honorary Gala Chair.

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Vision Takes Shape

Vision Takes Shape

Published: Jan 28, 2021   |   Author: Michele Keene   |   No Comments

Gabrielle’s vision takes shape – a world-renowned Medical Advisory Board is assembled, led by Dr. Stephen D. Nimer of Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center as its Chairman.

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Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation Started

Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation Started

Published: Jan 27, 2021   |   Author: Michele Keene   |   No Comments

After surviving Hodgkin’s lymphoma, 27-year-old Gabrielle Rich Aouad succumbs to a secondary cancer, acute myelogenous leukemia. Her mother, Denise, and sisters, Ilona and Daniella, create Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation in her memory. 

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Twenty Years

Twenty Years

Published: Jan 1, 2016   |   Author: Michele Keene   |   No Comments

Twenty years after Gabrielle Rich Aouad succumbs to cancer, the Foundation launches the “20 for 20” campaign with the goal of funding 20 new grants in her memory. Individual supporters create online fundraisers to benefit the Foundation and rally their support around this anniversary. 

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New funding initiatives and Inaugural Medical Symposium

New funding initiatives and Inaugural Medical Symposium

Published: Jan 1, 2010   |   Author: Michele Keene   |   No Comments

The Loeb Central Park Boathouse is the setting for the Foundation’s first-ever Medical Luncheon & Symposium.  Over 25 current & former grantees attend along with donors, Board Members & Medical Advisory Board Members Cipriani Wall Street again serves as backdrop for the Angel Ball & raises nearly $4 million. The Angel Ball officially becomes a yearly event at New York’s Cipriani Wall Street, allowing the Foundation to increase its grant giving to an annual cycle Foundation announces new round of grants totaling $1.8 million   In a trial for ALL patients using innovative chimeric antigen receptor therapy (CAR-T), Medical Advisory Board member Carl June, MD, of University of Pennsylvania, has reported that 36 of 39 children responded to the therapy Foundation expands its reach by funding pediatric quality of life initiatives & select international projects.  St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital uses Foundation gift for Kidzpace gaming stations for pediatric cancer patients & their families.

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Jerome Groopman makes NYT Bestseller List

Jerome Groopman makes NYT Bestseller List

Published: Jan 1, 2004   |   Author: Michele Keene   |   No Comments

Medical Advisory Board Member, Harvard’s Dr. Jerome Groopman, makes the New York Times Bestseller List with his book, The Anatomy of Hope Foundation co-hosts “The Best in the Hamptons” event with The Robb Report Magazine which raises $1.5 million.  Michael Bolton performs.

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