Redwood City, CA—November 8, 2010 -- The Gastric Cancer Fund, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of those affected by gastric cancer and working with leading researchers to discover a cure, is hosting the Second Annual Gastric Cancer Fund Gala at the Peninsula Golf and Country Club in San Mateo, CA on Saturday, December 4, 2010 at 6:30pm.
Gastric cancer, also known as stomach cancer, is the #2 cancer killer worldwide, however it is the least funded cancer per death by the US Federal Government.1 In 2009, an estimated 21,000 Americans were diagnosed with gastric cancer and this year an estimated 10,000 Americas will die from the disease. In just 18 months, the Gastric Cancer Fund has raised approximately $1 million in cash and in-kind donations to fuel critical research and educate patients and their support systems.
Gastric cancer has recently gained public attention as the United States Senate passed a resolution that designating November 2010 as “Stomach Cancer Awareness Month.”2 The resolution recognizes the need for additional research concerning early diagnosis and treatment for stomach cancer, and encourages people to support programs and activities to promote public awareness and potential treatments.
The Gastric Cancer Fund Gala is intended to raise critical research dollars to support the creation of a comprehensive gastric cancer registry and to help complete the genomic sequencing of the gastric cancer cell. Highlights for this elegant and enjoyable evening include:
Tickets are $150 per person and can be purchased online at: http://www.gastriccancer.org/Gala-2010/. All net event proceeds go directly to the Gastric Cancer Fund research. For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
About The Gastric Cancer Fund
The Gastric Cancer Fund is dedicated to helping people fight gastric cancer. Through education, research, support, and advocacy, the organization is dedicated to improving the lives of those affected by gastric cancer and working with leading researchers to find a cure to this disease. For more information on The Gastric Cancer Fund or to make a donation, please visit www.gastriccancer.org.
1 CBS Evening News, “The Disparity in Cancer Research Funding Cancer Is Down Overall, But Some of the Fastest-Growing Types Are Getting the Least Attention,” Jonathan LaPook, May 27, 2009.
2 111th Congress, 2nd Session, Senate Resolution 655: “A resolution designating November 2010 as ‘Stomach Cancer Awareness Month’ and supporting efforts to educate the public about stomach cancer.”