Two couples from Florham Park have joined the fight against childhood cancer. Chris and Denise Adesso and Andro and Jennifer Buneta host the second annual “Stems and Steins” craft beer and wine and food pairing and silent auction Sat., Feb. 20, at the Park Avenue Club in Florham Park.
All proceeds of the evening’s profits will go directly to pediatric cancer research through Bike with Mike’s Cycle for Survival team. Cycle for Survival is a nation-wide, high-energy indoor team cycling event dedicated to raising money for rare cancer research. Team “Bike with Mike,” started by Dr. Michael La Quaglia, chief of the Pediatric Surgical Service at Memorial Sloan Kettering, directly funds pediatric cancer research.
All pediatric cancers are considered rare cancers and therefore receive less than four percent of the National Cancer Institute’s funding for research and treatment. Children fighting cancer need private organizations and private fundraising to fight for them. Unfortunately, the reality is, research on rare cancers is drastically underfunded, often leaving patients with limited or no treatment options.
One hundred percent of the money raised will go directly to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center for research for new treatments.
“The four of us have been riding with Cycle for Survival for the past several years,” they say. “After our 2014 ride, we started talking about how we could raise more money for Dr. Mike’s team and ‘Stems & Steins’ was born. Our first event last year raised over $11k and was such a fun and exciting evening! We know it is our responsibility to continue the fight as each of us has lost family and friends to cancer. In their honor we ride for awareness, for research, for treatments and for a cure.”
To attend, or to make a donation, contact Jennifer Buneta at 201-486-7925 or firstname.lastname@example.org.