On Saturday, November 2, Gateway for Cancer Research, a non-profit organization dedicated to funding transformational cancer research, raised $4.2 million in support of its mission, during its Cures Gala, “Gateway Studio 54”, at the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel in Schaumburg, IL.
The evening was co-chaired by Dr. Stacie J. Stephenson and Mr. Richard J Stephenson, along with honorary chair Mr. Muneer Satter.
GRAMMY Award winning Singer/Songwriter/Producer CeeLo Green treated the crowd to his blockbuster hits and GRAMMY Hall of Fame recipients the SugarHill Gang delighted the crowd with their hit, “Rappers Delight.” Tony Vincent, ABBA Revisited and the Montreal Rhapsody Orchestra also performed live for guests.
Actress Melissa Peterman served as emcee for the evening, which was attended by special guests including Samantha Harris (EMMY Award winning TV host and model), Torrey DeVitto (NBC’s Chicago Med), Joe Minoso (NBC’s Chicago Fire), Marina Squerciati (NBC’s Chicago P.D.), Molly Bernard (NBC’s Chicago Med), Willa Fitzgerald (MTV’s Scream) and Alycia Mondavi (CEO and Co-Proprietor of Aloft and Dark Matter Wines).