The Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF) 25th Annual New York Dinner took place at the Plaza Hotel in New York City. The end-of-the-year benefit supported PCF’s programs and celebrate the millions raised and achievements made in the past quarter-century through PCF.
The charitable organization founded by Mike Milken is dedicated to identifying and funding groundbreaking cancer research programs.
The memorable evening welcomed leaders in medicine, top research scientists, business leaders and distinguished New York City socialites. The event raised over $6 Million.
The gala began with a lively cocktail reception. During a lavish dinner party, Mike Milken along with celebrity host Whoopi Goldberg gave a special presentation on PCF’s recent accomplishments.
There was also a live auction for various unique experiences as well as investment in Young Investigators who are changing the face of medicine with proceeds going towards PCF.
The night gave way to a special musical performance from Andrea Bocelli, David Foster, and Katharine McPhee.
Andrea’s daughter Virginia Bocelli performed alongside her father for a special rendition of Hallelujah. Musician Kenny G made a surprise performance via big screen next to the main stage.
Some notable attendees included: Mike Milken, Lori Milken, Whoopi Goldberg, Joe & Ali Torre, Richard & Lisa Cashin, Bennett Goodman, Rob & Cindy Citrone, Stephen & Elizabeth Eisenman, John Paulson, Arte & Carole Moreno, Bonnie Pfeifer-Evans, Leon Black, Larry Leeds, Ginger Feuer, Charles J. Ryan, David & Lisa Simon, Sophie Koven, Jamie Koven, and Todd & Katie Boehly.
The Prostate Cancer Foundation
The Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF) is the world’s leading philanthropic organization dedicated to funding life-saving prostate cancer research.
Founded in 1993 by Mike Milken, PCF has raised close to $1 billion in support of cutting-edge research by more than 2,200 research projects at 245 leading cancer centers in 28 countries around the world.
Thanks in part to PCF’s commitment to ending death and suffering from prostate cancer, the death rate is down by over 50% and countless more men are alive today as a result.
PCF research now impacts more than 73 forms of human cancer by focusing on immunotherapy, the microbiome, and food as medicine.
Photo credit: 1) Whoopi Goldberg. 2) Joe & Ali Torre. 3) Lori Milken, Mike Milken. 4) Rob Citrone. 5) 14 Virginia Bocelli, Andrea Bocelli.