Philanthropy enables TGen to advance research against diseases and disorders
Evening of trends raises more than $284,000 for TGen Research
Trends Magazine and Trends Charitable Fund (TCF) raised more than $284,000 at Evening of Trends 2019 in support of research into women’s cancers and childhood disorders at TGen. 2019 marked the second consecutive year the gala benefited TGen, with combined support now exceeding $560,000. Coming on the heels of this news was the decision by Trends’ Board of Directors to name TGen as its charity’s beneficiary for 2020.
“It is truly remarkable what Trends Magazine and Trends Charitable Fund have accomplished for TGen on behalf of Arizona women and children,” said Erin Massey, Chief Development Officer at TGen, and Vice President of Philanthropy at City of Hope. “These private dollars enable TGen to advance research against diseases and disorders faced by the most vulnerable among us.”
Trends support will propel TGen’s plans for a clinical trial to study new treatments for ovarian cancer, and to support TGen’s Center for Rare Childhood Disorders, including funds for genetic sequencing, which helps doctors diagnose pediatric patients.
Funds that the Evening of Trends 2019 raised for the Center also generated an additional $100,000 in matching funds from The Dorrance Family Foundation, producing an even greater impact on the lives of children treated by TGen.
Honored at the gala were Trends Magazine 2019 Trendsetters: Ivy Ciolli, Amanda Garmany, Abby Leadon, Tess Loo, Carrie Martz, Tiffany Quayle, Joan Raskin, Chrissy Sayare, Aimee Smith and Dee Dee Vecchione, along with this year’s Fabulous Phoenician Betty McRae.