Young stars shine bright for Children of Hope Luncheon, February 15th

Young stars shine bright for Children of Hope Luncheon, February 15th

Cameron Wheeler

Young singing s e n s a t i o n s Cameron Wheeler, 12, and Javier Castellanos, 18, command the stage to benefit pediatric cancer research atCity of Hope’s annual Children of Hope Luncheon, Friday, February 15th, 11 a.m., at Woodlands Country Club, Tamarac. Tickets are $60.

City of Hope’s mission is urgent: Speed scientific discoveries into new and better treatments and cures for patients everywhere.

The caliber of City of Hope’s research is validated by its designation as a comprehensive cancer center, the highest honor bestowed by the National Cancer Institute

Over the last 15 years, City of Hope has built 10 major research facilities devoted to basic and/or clinical research. It is among the select few academic medical centers able to manufacture, test and refine new therapies for clinical trials. This saves years of development time and costs.

Young stars shine bright for Children of Hope Luncheon, February 15th

Javier Castellanos

The center has more than 200 patents, more than 30 new drug applications in process at any time and more than 300 clinical trials open at any given time. These numbers reflect its commitment to speeding treatments and cures for patients everywhere.

City of Hope’s research has global impact – its investigators team up with experts on more than 800 projects in 46 states and 20 countries, many here in South Florida.

And City of Hope’s research leads to treatments that are saving lives across the globe, including “smart” cancer drugs such as Herceptin, Rituxan and Erbitux. The first synthetic human insulin was developed here, leading to Humulin, which is used by millions of people with diabetes.

“Showcasing talented young singers like Cameron and Javier is a wonderful way to raise funds for children battling cancer,” said Rhoda K. Ehrlich, City of Hope Board of Regents member and Southeast Region President. “When you give to City of Hope, you support discoveries that can help people everywhere enjoy longer, better lives.”

For more information about City of Hope and the Children of Hope Luncheon, contact 800-584-6709 or

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