Deb Gordon’s guest was Grammy nominated songwriter, Denise Rich who is also the Founder of Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation for Cancer Research, which is one of the largest non-governmental sources of grants in the field of leukemia and lymphoma. The Foundation was started in honor and in memory of Ms. Rich’s daughter, Gabrielle, who developed acute leukemia as a young woman.
Gabrielle requested that her mother start the Foundation in order to help prevent others from also experiencing the painful disease. Ms. Rich discussed her personal story and provided information about the medical researchers who have received grants from the Foundation and their work on current research in the field.
Spotlighted the annual Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation Ball, which will be held on October 17, and is supported by many of the leading artists in the entertainment industry. Also discussed the Foundation’s medical symposium and luncheon in November, which the community is also welcome to attend. For more information about Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation, visit www.gabriellesangels.org.