New York Gala

ARD Foundation’s first international gala happened on September 7, 2017 at the famous Cipriani in New York City. The event brought together over 100 guests, among them the model Laís Ribeiro, the actor Reynaldo Gianechinni, and the singer Demi Lovato. A good portion of the money raised went to the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MS) – the oldest private cancer center in the world, where Doctor Mauro Avanzi is developing research on new immunotherapy cancer treatments. Other donations went to MD Anderson Cancer Center, known as one of the world’s top cancer treatment hospitals, and to Santa Casa de Misericórdia in Belo Horizonte to buy a state-of-the-art Retcam machine to help diagnose retinoblastoma which could lead to better treatment for this type of cancer.