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Jason Alexander to MC Israel Cancer Research Fund’s virtual gala, Aug. 5

Actor Jason Alexander, broadcaster Tom Brokaw, Nobel Laureate Professor Aaron Ciechanover, Eugene Levy,  Benj Pasek, Bonnie Hunt, and others for the Israel Cancer Research Fund’s (ICRF) Ribbons of Hope Virtual Gala Celebration on August 5 at 8 p.m. 

The program will also include the presentation of the Israel Cancer Research Fund’s Tower of Hope Humanitarian Award to Jason Alexander, in recognition of his generous support of cancer research in Israel. It will be presented by actor Steven Weber and will include tributes from Bryan Cranston and Chita Rivera, among others.

The evening will combine comedy and song, as well as special presentations by cancer survivors and Israeli cancer scientists. Tom Brokaw will share his personal story, followed by an interview with ICRF-funded scientist Professor Aaron Ciechanover, who together with Drs. Avram Hershko and Irwin Rose, received the Nobel Prize for Chemistry, in recognition of their groundbreaking research on the Ubiquitin System, the body’s method of removing damaged proteins. Guests will be invited into ICRF scientists’ labs to hear about their research to find cures and treatments for cancer. 

Said Dr. Mark Israel, ICRF national executive director: “We are currently funding more than 70 different cancer research projects. But these are perilous times. The coronavirus continues to loom large in all our lives. It threatens not just our collective sense of well-being but, going forward, ICRF’s ability to fund world-class, life-saving cancer research.”

Throughout the 50-minute celebration, viewers will be able to make online donations and place bids on an online auction. 

Participation is FREE but advanced registration is required. For more information or to register for the Gala, visit icrfgala@icrfonline.org.

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