|The Atrium Ballroom at the Inn at St. John's. Image downloaded from the I@SJ's website: http://www.stjohnsgolfconference.com/index.cfm|
Very nice night with strolling dinner and a silent auction. Over a hundred people in attendance. The event Co-Chair was the daughter of one of my former patients. I had the opportunity to say a few words at the start of the evening describing the good work the Foundation has been doing for the last decade (educating patients and their physicians about amyloidosis - see link to video of GREAT symposium the Karmanos Cancer Institute and Wayne State University co-sponsored with the Amyloidosis Foundation; funding Junior and Senior level research grants to the tune of three-quarters of a million dollars in total).
Also while there, I had the opportunity to speak with some folks from Millennium, Alnylam, and Prothena - All sponsors of the event, and all in the business of developing amyloidosis therapies (Millennium - Bortezomib, Ixazomib; Alnylam - ALN-TTR02, ALN-TTRsc; Prothena - NEOD001).
As for the auction, I made a successful run at at a nice piece of art:
|Aptly named "Horses" (pardon less-than-professional-quality photo). |
A nice little pic for the house and a few bucks for a good cause.