Larry Fitzgerald honored for leadership in cancer advocacy
Gateway for Cancer Research, a nonprofit dedicated to funding transformational cancer research, celebrated Arizona Cardinals wide receiver, Larry Fitzgerald, with the Leadership in Cancer Advocacy Award at the 4th annual Vino con Stelle. The signature fundraising event raised $750,000 on April 23 at the Royal Palms Resort and Spa, and featured performances by Pia Toscano, Loren Allred, Justin Guarini and William Joseph. Leading physician and oncologist, Siddhartha Mukhergee, MD, served as a guest speaker.
Since 1991, Gateway for Cancer Research has provided more than $90 million in funding for more than 190 clinical trials at leading institutions worldwide, with 99 cents of every dollar raised benefitting cancer research. Global philanthropists Dr. Stacie J. Stephenson, Gateway‘s vice chair, and Richard J Stephenson, Gateway’s founder and chairman, served as hosts and honorary co-chairs for the event.
Emmy Award-winning journalist Tara Hitchcock emceed the event, and Yve Rojas served as the night’s auctioneer, presiding over bidding for one-of-a-kind experiences, including Tarbell’s Elite Collector’s Experience, Gateway With the Mondavis and Robert Procop Exceptional Jewels.