The 14th Annual Summer Lovin' Fundraiser to Support Cancer Research is This Friday
Learn more about Ng and Chicago magazine’s* other most eligible singles for 2014. This 2014 Summer Lovin’ fundraiser will benefit an innovative bone marrow transplant research study led by John Galvin, MD, Northwestern Medicine® hematologist/oncologist and member of the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center at Northwestern University. Bone marrow transplantation, also called a hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT), is the only chance for a cure in many types of blood cancers. However, success is limited by a common and sometimes fatal complication in which the donor cells begin to attack the host. This complication is called graft-versus-host disease (GVHD). The current method used to prevent GVHD is long-term immunosuppressive therapy, which carries an additional risk of infection for the patient in addition to other side-effects.
Summer Lovin’ will be held this Friday, June 20, 2014 in the Chicago History Museum, at 1601 North Clark Street, from 7 to 10:30 p.m. To learn more about the event and to purchase tickets online visit Northwestern Memorial Foundation or contact Kristyn Eskridge at 312.926.7133.