On November 3, 2016, ITMIG held its first formal fundraising event in New York City. With the theme of highlighting ITMIG accomplishments, the 2016 gala was successful in raising over $12,000 for research for patients with thymic malignancies. Gala co-chairs, Marisa Korst and Pam Bruce, put together a wonderful event with cocktails and a sit-down dinner, along with a silent auction and raffle items. The Manhattan Penthouse was the venue with sweeping panoramic views of the city at holiday time. Entertainment was generously provided by students from The Julliard School. Attendees came from as far away as the west coast of the U.S. and from Europe to participate and show their support for patients with these rare malignancies.
Given the success of this event, we are planning another fundraising gala next fall. Put it on your calendars: Thursday, November 9, 2017, same venue. So, let’s get together to get the word out! If you are interested in participating in putting on the next gala, please reach out to Marisa Korst, firstname.lastname@example.org.