Last night the Kaleidoscope of Hope Foundation held its annual Gala and Silent Auction. The event was held at the Westin Governor Morris Inn in Morristown, NJ. Over 200 people attended the gala and there were over 40 silent auction items. Bids for the personal tour of the White House , the Mac laptop and tickets to the Colbert Report and the Daily Show were especially popular. Although I did not win any of the auctions I did purchase a beautiful silver KOH bracelet.
Novartis - this year's Founders' Award winner was presented with a teal kaleidoscope.
Research Awards were presented to Dr. Karuppaiyah, Ohio State; Dr. Cairns, Fox Chase Cancer Center,and Mr Rosati, Ovarian Cancer Research Fund. The final award went to the Cancer Institute of NJ and Dr Vaidya to support her fellowship in gynecological-oncology.
To date KOH has awarded over $1 million in grants for ovarian cancer research and awareness . It makes me very proud to be a part of this wonderful organization. I am confident that we will find a screening test and cure for this disease!