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The Conference Forum Attends Dance Against Cancer 2017 with Friends


  • May 10, 2017

  • Onalee Smith (The Conference Forum), Dr Axel Hoos (GSK) & guest, Valerie Bowling (The Conference Forum), Dr Chung-Han Lee (Memorial Sloan Kettering) & Yu-Lun Chiu, and Elizabeth Bard (The Conference Forum)

    The Conference Forum was one of the proud sponsors of the 7th annual Dance Against Cancer, which featured world premiere dance performances, on May 8th at the AXA Equitable Theater. Joining us were friends from GSK, BMS and Memorial Sloan Kettering.

    All proceeds from this event benefit cancer research that the American Cancer Society funds in New York City and beyond, and will support patient service programs like Hope Lodge New York City, which provides free lodging to cancer patients who need to travel to New York for treatment. Announced during the performance was the exciting news that since its inception, Dance Against Cancer has raised over $1,000,000 in support of the American Cancer Society.

    Valerie Bowling (The Conference Forum), Mary Christian (BMS), Dr Julie Hambleton (BMS), and Elizabeth Bard (The Conference Forum)

    Dance Against Cancer was founded in 2010 by Daniel Ulbricht, principal dancer at New York City Ballet, and Erin Fogarty, Director of Programming at Manhattan Youth Ballet, after they both lost family members to cancer. This year’s lineup included performances by members of New York City Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Miami City Ballet, Dance Theatre of Harlem, Ballet Met and more. Every dancer and choreographer dedicated their work to loved ones they lost to cancer or who are battling this disease. It was inspiring to see the performing arts world contribute to the world of science and patient support through their amazing talents.

    The Conference Forum is the organizer of the Immuno-Oncology 360° and Rational Combinations 360° conferences, so it is especially an honor to be part of a community that brings performing arts to help fight cancer.