Cancer Survivors Hall of Fame Gala

An Important Announcement About Our 2021 Gala


Recently, you received our invitation to CR&T’s 2021 Cancer Survivors Hall of Fame Dinner. Last summer, when we planned the event, we believed that the pandemic was nearing its end. Like so many others, we were looking forward to celebrating in person with all of our friends.

As always, the safety of our guests is our first priority. That is why, in light of the latest news about the Delta variant, it is with great regret that our Board of Directors has decided to cancel the dinner.

Some of our friends are immunocompromised. Others are concerned about the impact of COVID on loved ones who have health issues, or are limiting their social plans because their children or grandchildren are not yet eligible for vaccination. We are exploring alternatives to a live event and will be sure to keep you informed.

We hope that next year will bring safer and happier times for all of us. In the meantime, won’t you please consider making a year-end contribution to CR&T? Now, more than ever, we rely on your support.

Because of your commitment to CR&T, our researchers are making advances that may have a powerful impact on the treatment of people with myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs). 
A new study shows that patients with polycythemia vera (PV) – the most common form of MPN – who are treated at the Richard T. Silver MPN Center at Weill Cornell Medicine may have a lifespan approaching normal compared to the U.S. population overall. The practices outlined in this study could lead to new guidelines for monitoring and treating PV at centers nationwide. These dramatic results are due to the innovative treatment and multi-disciplinary care that patients receive at the Silver Center – an institution that was established with and is largely maintained by CR&T funds.

This is just one example of the exceptional research that you – our dedicated donors and friends – have made possible. Despite COVID, Silver Center investigators have produced results at a rapid pace.

Your support in 2021 will ensure that these gifted researchers continue to make life-changing discoveries for years to come. You may contribute online here, send your donation to the address below, or contact Barbara Rosenstein at 212-288-6604.

On behalf of everyone at CR&T and the community we serve, thank you for understanding our decision – and for your dedication to a cancer-free future.

Learn more about the Cancer Survivors Hall of Fame Dinner:

Watch our 2020 Virtual Hall of Fame Gala

See previous honorees and event photos