“Giving Kids Hope” Event Benefits Research on Genetic Disorders Affecting Children

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine will host an exciting evening to benefit pediatric research in genetic disorders with gourmet chef-action stations and menu by Cleveland celebrity chef Fabio Salerno of Lago-Cucina, Entoteca, Birreria, with Fox 8 News anchors Natalie Herbick and Gabe Spiegel as emcees.

The third annual Giving Kids Hope event will take place at First Energy Stadium on Saturday, June 9 at 6 p.m. The event will honor The MPB Charitable Foundation and the Boodjeh Family with the Giving Kids Hope Award for their charitable contributions and dedication to the treatment of genetic-based disorders. Event highlights will include a Brew Kettle beer tasting, on-field photo opportunities, a high-end wine raffle, and exciting silent and live auctions.

Proceeds from Giving Kids Hope directly support the Research Institute for Children’s Health at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. The institute aims to improve outcomes for children who suffer from devastating diseases and disorders by accelerating breakthroughs into treatments.

“We’re at a critical point in biomedical research,” said Research Institute of Children’s Health Director Mitchell Drumm, PhD. “We’re not just figuring out how our bodies work; we’re figuring out how to fix them in ways that were simply science fiction just a few years ago. New, better therapies for many diseases are just around the corner.”

This year, the institute will celebrate its third year of biomedical research. Thanks to generous support, the institute has moved from conducting research on one disease in 2015 to 15 diseases in 2018.

“Insufficient funding for this type of research is our most significant impediment,” added Drumm, who is also a professor and vice chair of research, department of pediatrics professor, department of genetics and genome sciences and the Connie and Jim Brown Professor in Cystic Fibrosis Research. “Events like Giving Kids Hope are critical for increasing public awareness and raising the support needed to bring new treatments to our kids.”


Sponsors for the event include lead sponsor, Tucson, Inc.

To purchase tickets or for more information on the week of events, visit 501auctions.com/givingkidshope2018.

To learn more about opportunities to support The Research Institute for Children’s Health, visit casemed.case.edu/pediatrics/kids.

To learn more about Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, visit case.edu/medicine.

Media Contact(s):

Media Contact:
Ansley Gogol

Event Contact:
Jamie Jones