Jessica Goldner Bowman
Pub Mania is an epic 10 hour, 10 team barstool challenge to benefit the Cancer Research Institute and kick cancer to the curb. If you are fed up with cancer, join team BEACH CURE-SERS in raising funds for an organization that truly makes a difference in preventing and treating cancer. More about The Cancer Research Institute (CRI): The Cancer Research Institute (CRI) is the only nonprofit funding organization committed exclusively to seeking immune-based approaches for preventing, controlling, and treating cancer. Unlike charities that focus on one type of cancer only, CRI’s mission is to advance a new class of treatments that have the potential to help patients with any type of cancer. The Institute also stands out among other cancer charities as a leader in responsible management of donor dollars and earns high scores from charity watchdog organizations. With donor support, CRI has been able to nurture decades of innovative cancer research by top scientists worldwide. For example, CRI funding contributed to Ian Frazer’s groundbreaking vaccine to prevent infection from four types of the human papillomavirus, which accounts for 70 percent of all cervical cancers worldwide. The institute also has assisted in the development of a vaccine for lung cancer, and contributed to the development of Provenge, the first FDA-approved therapeutic cancer vaccine. In addition, CRI has helped to bring cancer vaccines and other immune-based therapies into the mainstream of treatment options for cancer patients around the globe.