Kure It invited their past supporters of Rivals United For A Kure to a wine appreciation event at the Pacific Club on Monday, October 23rd. Wines representing both USC (Patine Cellars & Bellante Family Winery) and UCLA (Kendall-Jackson & Spottswoode) poured in support of the rivalry.
Kure It introduced their 3 new directors (Susan Miller, Executive Director, Jackie Kurtz, Director of Development and Elizabeth Jones, Director of Communications) and fundraising plans for 2018. The Rivals United For A Kure campaign will consist of a golf tournament at Pelican Hill on June 8th, a gala in Orange County on November 11th and two digital campaigns.
The fight continues.....
Kure It is proud of their connection to the California Self Storage Association (CSSA). Over the years, money raised at their conferences has been able to fund grants to UCSF Helen Diller Family CCC and recently the UCI Chao Family CCC. Kure It invited the members of the CSSA board of directors to take a tour of the cancer center. They were able to hear directly from the researchers what is being done in the fight against colon and kidney cancer.
"During the tour we meet some extraordinary people that are making a real difference in the fight to against cancer. The team at UCI is amazing and because of their work, Kure It and all of the employees at OpenTech that make our donations to Kure It possible, Cancer is on the run!" said RObert Chiti, President and CEO of Opentech Alliance. "While there are lots of good causes and organizations to support, we like Kure It because they hand checks directly to researchers."
Kure It hosted their 2nd Annual Sunday Funday at the Newport Dunes on September 24th. It was a great day where the community came together to enjoy the water, play on the beach and save lives. With the help of our corporate sponsors and everyone that attended, over $39,000 was raised for cancer research.
Kure It would like to thank Common Wealth Partners for being our Event Sponsor. We would also like to recognize our other sponsors US Storage, Briggs Electric, Bank of the West, Commonwealth Land & Title, Howard Building, The Lesson Group, Sea Crest Home Health & Hospice, Commerce West Bank, Swinerton Builders, Deloitte, Smart & Final, Walters Wholesale Electric, Acosta Business & Estate Planning, HFF & Big Air.
The Saddle & Sirloin (S&S) continue their support for Kure It with the 5th Annual Tom Perry Invitational. This event started to honor a much loved and fellow S&S member who passed away from kidney cancer. With this event, S&S has raised over $143,000 for underfunded cancer research. Kure It thanks their members, family and friends for helping us save lives!
Rivals United For A Kure Check Presentation at USC Norris and UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Centers
Continuing the tradition of Rivals United For A Kure, Kure It has funded 4 grants at USC Norris and 4 grants at UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Centers. The Kure It team and board members visited both campus to learn about the research being done in leukemia, bladder, liver, renal and spinal cancers. Research is being done to better understand the mutations, treatment and mapping of these cancers.
Kure It is planning a bi-institutional retreat with these institutions to keep working together to save lives.
Kure It thanks all our Rivals United For A Kure supporters for helping make this grant possible. Thank you to Danny Mendoza, a long time Rivals supporter, for attending the check presentations and documenting the day for us.
Todd Perry (left center), Chairman of the Board for Kure It, presents Dr. Richard Van Etten (right center), Director of the Chao Family Cancer Comprehensive Center with a $100,000 grant with the Kure It team and UCI Principal Investigators present.
Kure It Cancer Research has had a long standing connection with the California Self-Storage Association (CSSA). Kure It was founded by US Storage Center's Chairman and Founder, Barry Hoeven, after his diagnosis with kidney cancer. Barry realized there was a need for increased funding in research of kidney and other underfunded cancers. Over the last 10 years, Kure It has raised over $2.2 million dollars from self-storage industry events and fundraising campaigns.
Kure It was able to grant UCI Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center (CFCCC) $100,000 through our annual events with the CSSA. This grant is being used to investigate and develop treatments in kidney and colon cancers. The Kure It team sat down with the Principal Investigators (PI) of the grant to learn more about the goals of the project and the progress being made.
"The UC Irvine Health Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center is a leader in cancer research and an organization we are proud to support," said Todd Perry, chairman of the board for kure it. "We will continue to implement creative strategies to raise money to support institutions which are committed to groundbreaking cancer research."
NC Lineberger member William Y. Kim, MD, and his colleagues report in the journal Nature Communications they have created mouse models of both papillary and clear cell renal cell carcinoma that faithfully mimic the genetic changes seen in tumors of patients with these cancers.
University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center scientists have developed preclinical laboratory models of the two most common types of kidney cancer, an advancement that may aid in the evaluation of novel immunotherapy combinations and targets.
William Y. Kim, MD, a UNC Lineberger member and associate professor in the UNC School of Medicine, and his colleagues report in the journal Nature Communications they have created mouse models of both papillary and clear cell renal cell carcinoma that faithfully mimic the genetic changes seen in tumors of patients with these cancers. The researchers envision using the models to study new potential treatments, including possible immunotherapy approaches.
“Having faithful genetic models of kidney cancer will enable us to develop a better understanding of the biology behind these cancers,” said Kim. “We also can use these models to look for new targets and validate them in the preclinical setting more quickly as well as to test possible novel treatments that, if they work well, could be considered for patients with these genomic alterations.”
3 years ago, 150 Supporters of Kure It Cancer Research gathered aboard Pacific Avalon's 128' yacht, Ambassador, on Thursday, July 17th for a bay cruise in Newport Beach, California. Sponsored by Extra Space Storage and in partnership with the California Self Storage Association (CSSA), the charity casino cruise was the perfect ending to a wonderful 2014 CSSA Owner's Summit. With all cruise proceeds directly supporting underfunded cancer research, the spirit of generosity and fun took hold and before we knew it, Open Tech Alliance's President & CEO, Robert Chiti, was jumping off the bow of the boat to earn a $10,000 donation to Kure It.
Orange County Nonprofit, Kure It Cancer Research, Awards International Cancer Research Grant through the American Association for Cancer Research
Dr. Ana Meseguer, of Barcelona, Spain’s Vall d’Hebron, will receive $250,000 grant to support immunotherapy kidney cancer research.
New Camelback Location Joins Kure It In Funding Cancer Research
The fight against cancer is a constant battle. And, just as in real war, the more allies you have, the better chance you have of winning. That’s why we are proud to announce the new US Storage Centers in Phoenix, located on North 83rd Avenue, is joining the long line of storage facilities participating in Kure It to raise funds for innovative cancer research.
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