Anti Up For A Cancer Free Generation With Mike Dirnt

Launched in 2012, Cancer Free Generation is the young leadership division of TCRF. This group of influential professionals is determined to attack cancer on all fronts by funding innovative research from young physician scientists and support programs for young people impacted by the disease. With this dual approach, CFG’s goal is to help ensure that the next generation becomes the first cancer free generation.

CFG is hosting the 5th Annual Ante Up celebrity poker and casino night and is teaming up with Hollywood’s elite for a great night out! Over 300 guests will enjoy a celebrity packed party with a poker tournament, casino games, hosted bar, amazing food, burlesque, silent auction, raffle prizes and more.

Founded in 1996 by a group of dedicated physicians, patients, and volunteers, Tower Cancer Research Foundation has developed a legacy of supporting high impact research and clinical trials. This includes research that resulted in the approval of 15 new cancer drugs and the expansion of treatment options for cancer patients all over the world. To carry on this tradition, each year the non-profit awards a multitude of different scientific grants from one-year $100,000 Career Development Grants to five year $500,000 Senior Investigator Grants to $1,000,000 Multi-Disciplinary Discovery Funds. While the foundation’s primary thrust is funding innovative research in the hope of eradicating the disease for future generations, Tower also provides support for those currently facing a diagnosis through the Magnolia House, the patient services division of the foundation. The aim of these educational support workshops and mind-body programs is to help survivors and their loved ones develop a physical and emotional tool kit to manage the challenges of the disease.  In addition, Tower also awards Community Partner Grants to other non-profits in the Southern California area offering support programs to cancer survivors and their families. By partnering with these organizations, Tower is able to extend their reach and improve the lives of underserved survivors across the country. All of these programs and grants are made possible by Tower’s extensive fundraising efforts including the highly successful Tower of Hope Gala. In the last decade alone, Tower has raised over $25 million. Much of this success can be attributed to the efforts of Tower’s fundraising groups, the Magnolia Council and Cancer Free Generation (CFG).