After volunteering at the Crawl for Cancer in 2018, I was told the organizers of the annual Bar Crawl were looking for a change in supporting organization and I convinced them to organize the 2019 bar crawl to support the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation. After a year of prepping and hyping people up to participate, we rallied 24 teams together to drink for a cause on March 31, 2019.
For the 2019 event, proceeds benefitting both the SWCRF and Allyson Whitney Foundation. SWCRF works to raise funds and grants them to researchers around the world collaborative to find the genetic causes of cancer, resulting inl less toxic and more efficient treatments. While the Allyson Whitney Foundation raises money to provide "Life Interrupted" grants to young men and women diagnosed with cancer. Both organizations do amazing work in the field of cancer - on the medical research side and on the patient care side.
Learn more and get involved in next year's crawl here: https://www.crawlforcancer.org/newyork
I was lucky enough to be invited to the United Negro College Fund Gala by a friend of the foundation's Executive Director, Diego Alverez. The 75th annual gala celebrated the founding of the amazing organization with the mission of all Americans with equal access to a college education that prepares them for rich intellectual lives, competitive and fulfilling careers, engaged citizenship and service to our nation.
Former Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg was honored for his support of the organization and overall passion for education and the room raised more than a half a million dollars to invest in UNCF’s historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) and the deserving students that attend them.
Learn more: https://www.uncf.org