Mattel Children Hospital Fundraising Concert 2015
Organized by: Lorene Boisvert
EVENT DATE Oct 25, 2015
We are Project Avanti, a musical trio who have been closely touched by childhood and young adult cancer. One of us has a child at UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital, who received treatment for leukemia. Diagnosed at age 2 as a high risk for pre-B cells acute lymphoblastic leukemia, he underwent aggressive chemotherapy treatments. This was our inspiration to act. Our mission is raising funds for research in cancer affecting children. You, too, can help children everywhere who are fighting cancer.
We are organizing a concert Sunday, October 25th, at 3pm. It will be held at Popper Theater at UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music in Los Angeles. The money raised following the concert will be collected by UCLA Mattel research department. These funds will contribute to the advancement of stem cell and gene therapies. Our family-friendly program will honor kids currently in treatment. By participating online the entrance to the concert will be free.
Please participate, and spread the word. We need your help to reach our goals! Please also visit our website www.projectavanti.com to learn more. Your generosity can make a difference. Together, we will move cancer research forward. This is the vision of Project Avanti!
A word from Dr. Moore, M.D., Professor, and Clinical Director, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology at UCLA Mattel Children Hospital:
"The Program for Cellular Therapeutics at Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA works in conjunction with the Gene and Stem Cell therapy and the Pediatric BMT programs to develop innovative safer, less toxic and more effective therapeutic options for children suffering from severe diseases such as leukemia and autoimmune diseases. The Cellular Therapies Program combines extensive clinical expertise, innovative scientific research and genuine care to propose bold therapeutic options for life-threatening diseases."