October 28, 2020 Virtual Event
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Inspiration is the Focus of the Next Seena Magowitz Foundation Virtual Event To Be Held October 28, 2020
Expect To Be Inspired With Renewed Hope in the Fight Against Pancreatic Cancer
PHOENIX, 2020 — This has been a crazy year. COVID-19 has forced all non-profit charity organization to resort to the online, virtual world to do their fundraising. With pandemic lock-downs, business closures, and record-breaking layoffs. charities will have difficulty matching the same results from the past live, physical events. Philanthropy is needed more that ever before to achieve a more rapid pace of discovery of leading-edge innovative treatments. Pancreatic cancer has the worst survival rate of all cancers. 40% of patients will die within a few months after diagnosis. Over 70% will not survive the first year. On average, only 1 in 10 patients will survive 5-years+.
Next Virtual Event Date: October 28, 2020
Live Feed Across The Country: 1 p.m. HST, 4 p.m. PT/MT, 6 p.m. CT, and 7 p.m. ET
Approximate Event Time: About 1.5 hours
Streaming Live: On Facebook Live, or Subscribe To Our YouTube Channel. Also Live on the Seena Website at https://seenamagowitzfoundation.org/live-event/
No Attendance Fee: Donations appreciated. “If Not Us, Then Who”
The Informative Event Will Feature The Following:
> Your event host, Miranda Leah Landsman
> Performance by trumpeter, Dr. Jesse McGuire. He has entertained at the MLB World Series, NFL Super Bowl, and NBA Championship
> An interview with Randy Dobbs and Elizabeth O’Connor, a father and daughter with an incredible story of perseverance
— A tribute to Dr. Jill Pechacek, a well-loved pancreatic cancer legacy hero who was an inspiration to everyone. Jill’s sister will be in attendance
— A compelling conversation with John and Lynn Morley, a philanthropic couple with a huge heart for pancreatic cancer patients
“We’ve received such overwhelming support for our previous two events, and we’re excited to continue,” said Roger E. Magowitz, founder of The Seena Magowitz Foundation. “In a time where everyone is forced to be socially distant, these events are bridging the divide.”
About The Seena Magowitz Foundation
The Foundation was Founded in 2002 by Roger E. Magowitz in honor of his mother, Seena Magowitz who lost her battle to pancreatic cancer in 2001. Over the years, the Foundation’s major annual fundraising event was its Annual Golf Classic which has been held in several cities including Phoenix. The Foundation primarily funds pancreatic cancer research and clinical trials created by Dr. Daniel Von Hoff, one of the most renowned research oncologists in the world.
Dr. Von Hoff is “Physician-in-Chief” of The Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) in Phoenix, Arizona. Dr. Von Hoff’s clinical trials are implemented in several research hospitals including the HonorHealth Research Institute in Scottsdale, Arizona under the direction of Dr. Erkut Borazanci.
The Foundation will also have virtual events throughout the balance of 2020. It all leads to the gala “Celebration of Hope” main event on December 4th which will feature world-renowned medical researchers, patient stories, and testimonies of our Foundation Ambassadors.
For more information visit https://seenamagowitzfoundation.org/annual-celebration-of-hope/
Media Contact: Miranda Landsman