Denise Rich and Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation for Cancer Research celebrated the generous support of the foundation through its Angel Ball 2015 Gala at Tao Downtown on Monday, November 30, 2015.
The party toasted the success of Angel Ball, which raised over $3.6 million this year for cancer research on Monday, October 19, 2015, with cocktails by Manhattan Moonshine, the world’s first premium un-aged whiskey, 50 Bleu Vodka and Forever Young Wine. Notable attendees included: Denise Rich, Michele Rella, Alicia Quarles, Rita Cosby, Cynthia Ott & James Coleman, Bonnie Pfeifer Evans, Lucia Hwong Gordon and William Kehler.
Each year, the Angel Ball is one of the top New York social events boasting attendees in the fields of business, philanthropy, and society alike at this annual celebration of life, music and the quest for a cure. The mission of Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation for Cancer Research is to encourage the development of more effective therapies for patients with leukemia, lymphoma, and related cancers. The Foundation funds innovative clinical or basic science research that will lead to novel therapeutic approaches that could replace, or be used in combination with existing effective therapies. Such therapeutic approaches could include alternative or complementary medicine.
About Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation:
In 1996, Grammy-nominated songwriter and philanthropist, Denise Rich, lived every parent’s worst fear as one of her three daughters, a beautiful 27-year-old actress and Hodgkin’s lymphoma survivor named Gabrielle, succumbed to acute myelogenous leukemia (AML). Gabrielle lost her battle, but her dream lives on in the work of the organization created in her memory, Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation for Cancer Research. It was Gabrielle’s idea to create a Foundation that would fund the best and brightest scientific investigators in the nation with the hope that less toxic treatments, and ultimately a cure, might be discovered. Her mother and sisters, Daniella and Ilona, believed the best way to honor Gabrielle’s memory was to turn their extraordinary grief into a positive force for others. The Foundation funds research to improve the efficacy of cancer treatments, reduce their toxicity and improve the quality of life of patients with leukemia or lymphoma. The Foundation also supports limited scientific interchange between select leaders in different areas of bio and integrative medical research, to develop unique and important collaborative efforts that will lead to improvements in the treatment and care of patients with leukemia and lymphoma.
For more information, visit: www.gabriellesangels.org
About Manhattan Moonshine:
Manhattan Moonshine is the world’s first luxury Un-Aged Whiskey and has been designed to be the perfect Whiskey for cocktails. The Manhattan Moonshine Company, LLC was founded in 2013 by William Kehler to establish Un-Aged Whiskey as a legitimate expression of Whiskey that is competitive with Aged-Whiskey in flavor, quality and class. Using a unique grain bill featuring a combination of Oats, Rye, Spelt (an ancestral form of wheat) and Malted Barley with its unique production process, a collaboration between Kehler and whiskey expert Ian Smiley to create the formulation. Manhattan Moonshine delivers a smooth, grain-forward, Whiskey flavor that no other Un-Aged Whiskey is able to create. A New York City native, Kehler is a New York City native and Whiskey enthusiast who is fascinated by the Prohibition era, Art Deco design and the Jazz age.
For more information visit www.manhattan-moonshine.com