David Simon, founder and CEO of Twin Capital LLC, attended Solving Kids’ Cancer annual Spring Celebration on May 7, 2013. The event was a memorable and poignant evening celebrating children and the renewal of spring, while underscoring Solving Kids’ Cancer’s core vision that “every kid deserves to grow up.” Spring Celebration raises significant funding for the creation of new treatment options for children with cancer.
David Simon, founder of the David Simon Foundation and hedge fund Twin Capital Management LLC, and Scott Kennedy, co-founder of Solving Kids’ Cancer, attend Solving Kids’ Cancer Toast to Spring Celebration in New York on April 11, 2013. The wine reception honored Spring Celebration committee members.
David Simon, founder of Twin Capital Management, along with John London, co-founder of Solving Kids’ Cancer. Mr. Simon and Mr. London are pictured at a private wine reception honoring sponsors of Solving Kids’ Cancer’s Third Annual Spring Celebration held on May 9, 2012. At this year’s Spring Celebration, $300,000 was raised for creating novel treatment options from the forefront of today’s cancer research for children with the most difficult pediatric cancers.
David Simon attending the HELP USA Tribute Dinner on June 5, 2012 at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City.
The dinner honored Gov. Mario and Matilda Cuomo, Colonel Jack Jacobs, Rich and Ellen Richman, and TD Bank.
Solving Kids’ Cancer (SKC), a non-profit dedicated to improving survival rates for the deadliest childhood cancers, will launch Cut to the Cures at its third annual fundraising gala. Proceeds raised at the event will fund new clinical trials in the emerging area of pediatric cancer immunotherapy.
Co-hosted by Donna Karan, Russell James and Ali Franco, the Spring Celebration will be held Wed. May 9th from 6:30-10:30 at Gotham Hall in New York City. Proceeds from a live Study Sponsorship Auction will help fund a new cancer immunology clinical trial for children to be launched in partnership with the National Cancer Institute. Sandra Bernhard and Nigel Barker will emcee the evening’s formal program. Sponsored by HBO and the David Simon Foundation, the Spring Celebration will include a performance by the National Dance Institute and readings from childhood cancer patients and their parents.“ Although striking progress has been made treating childhood leukemia, with survival rates approaching 90%, advances for other pediatric cancers such as neuroblastoma, brain tumors and sarcomas have been much slower and survival rates are still less than 50% for these deadly cancers,” said Scott Kennedy, Executive Director of Solving Kids’ Cancer.
Cut to the Cures will focus on novel therapies such as cancer vaccines, modified T-cells, Natural Killer (NK) cells and therapeutic antibodies. “Traditional drug therapies have not made a significant impact for kids with high risk solid tumors. As a result, we plan to center our efforts on the potentially more promising area of immunotherapy,” said Kennedy. Cancer immunotherapy attempts to stimulate the patient’s own immune system to destroy malignant tumor cells through vaccines or therapeutic antibodies. “Clinical research is often the only place where children can get treatment when frontline chemotherapy fails. Cut to the Cures allows us to provide more treatment options that have the potential to deliver benefits to children with difficult cancers,” he added.
Founded in 2008, SKC has funded a variety of clinical trials to provide children with new treatment options in cancer centers across North America including Texas Children’s Cancer Center, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, The Hospital for Sick Kids, Toronto, and the Dana Farber Institute.
Solving Kids’ Cancer Founders John London and Scott Kennedy with Hosts Donna Karan and Russell James & Ali Franco invite you to the Third Annual Spring Celebration on Wednesday, May 9th, 2012 6:30 pm to 10:30 pm at Gotham Hall.