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Cancer Research Foundation, Inc. 25th Annual Fall Gala Saturday, November 1, 2014

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Fifth District AHEPA

Cancer Research Foundation, Inc.

25th Annual Fall Gala

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Pines Manor

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Past Axios Award Recipients

The “Axios Award” is presented to an individual or individuals whose humanitarian purposes and endeavors have contributed in helping to find a cure for cancer, unselfishly and devoutly in the name of mankind. This award has been given out since 1996, recent recipients include:

Dr. Yibin Kang, 2013: Warner-Lambert/Parke-Davis Professor of Molecular Biology, Princeton UniversityFox Chase Cancer Center, 2011

Dr. David C. Lyden, 2009: Stavros S. Niarchos Chair, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Cell and Developmental Biology at Weill Cornell Medical Center and a Pediatric Neuro-Oncologist at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and the Director of Champalimaud Metastasis Center in Lisbon, Portugal

 Dr. William Hait, 2008: Senior Vice President & Worldwide Head of Hemotology & Oncology for Johnson & Johnson

 Dr. Nicholas Romas, 2007: Chairman of the Department of Urology at St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital Center, NY

 Dr. Maria Theodoulou, 2006: Associate Attending, Breast Cancer Medicine Service at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center & Professor of Medicine at the Joan & Sanford I. Weill Medical College of Cornell University, NY

 George Righos, 2004

Gus Leontarakis, 2003

Constantine “Dino” Genakos, 2002

Christopher Sevast, 2001

Constantine Gus Theodos, 2000

Founding Officers of Foundation, 1998: Julian “Woody West, Ernest Tsaptinos, Michael Koufakis & Thomas Taros (Posthumously)                                                                             George Kartikis, 1997

Stanley Mathews, 1996

 

Research Centers Who Have Received Grant Awards From the

Fifth District AHEPA Cancer Research Foundation

 

Fox Chase Cancer Center, Robert Wood Johnson, Hackensack Medical Center,

Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, Cancer Institute of New Jersey Pediatric Cancer,

Memorial Sloan Kettering Hospital, Montclair State University,

Weill Cornell Medical College/Children’s Blood Foundation,

New York Presbyterian Hospital, Christiana Care Health Services,

Coriell Institute for Medical Research,

University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey, Rutgers University,

St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital Center of Columbia University

THE FOUNDATION GRATEFULLY ACKNOWLEDGES THE GENEROUS SUPPORT OF THE

FOLLOWING INDIVIDUALS AND ORGANIZATIONS:

GALA SPONSORS

Cocktail Hour Sponsor

Order of AHEPA, Garden State #517

Flowers and Dessert Sponsor

Order of AHEPA, Ramapo #453

Invitations and Program Sponsor

Mr. & Mrs. Zenon Christodoulou

Doctor’s Table Sponsor

Wells Fargo and Mr. Charles K. Anastasiou

Raffle Gift Donations

Penelope Capetan

Andreas & Angela Hajiyerou

George G. & Lisa Horiates

Christos Prentzas

Michael Zachariades

Andrew C. Zachariades

FIFTH DISTRICT AHEPA CANCER RESEARCH FOUNDATION, INC

BENEFACTOR PROGRAM~TWENTY-FIFTH ANNUAL FALL GALA

 

 Grand Benefactor

 

Alice Kartikis

(In Memory of George Kartikis)

 

Christopher & Terri Diamantoukos

 

PDG George G. Lisa Horiates

 

PDG Constantine & Eugenia Sedereas

 

Mr. & Mrs. Carl Hollister and Family

 

Order of AHEPA

Camden #69, Cherry Hill

 

May West

(In Loving Memory of Julian“Woody”West)

 

Joel & Lynn Pearlmutter

 

Milton Misogiannes

 

Drs. Spiro & Amalia Spireas

 

Order of AHEPA

Wilmington #95, Wilmington

 

Order of AHEPA

Bergen Knights #285, Tenafly

 

 

 

Gold Benefactor

 

Stavroula Horiates

(In Memory of George A. Horiates)

 

Phil Frangos, Order of AHEPA, Supreme President

 

Nicholas Karacostas, PSP & AHEPA Chairman of the Board of Trustees

 

Tom & Marianne Andrews

 

Andreas & Angela Hajiyerou

 

PDG Gust C. Kraras

 

David C. Lyden

 

Gus & Mary Theodos

 

PDG Savas & Maria Tsivikos

 

Order of AHEPA, District 5 Lodge

 

Order of AHEPA, Trenton #72, Trenton

 

Order of AHEPA, Monroe# 75, New Brunswick

 

Order of AHEPA, Thomas Jefferson #280, Westfield

 

Order of AHEPA, Eagle Rock #375, Orange

Silver Benefactor

 

Dr. John Grossomanides, Jr. PSP

and Anna-Helene Grossomanides, Grand President

 

Mr. & Mrs. Jimmy Kokotas, SOP National Advisor

 

Andrew C. Zachariades, Supreme Secretary and

Antoinette Marousis-Zachariades, PDG

 

Vassos Chrysanthou, AHEPA Board of Trustees and Family

 

Order of AHEPA 5th District Lodge

 

Daughters of Penelope 5th District Lodge

 

Order of AHEPA, Hudson #108, Jersey City

 

Order of AHEPA, Vineland #162, Vineland

 

Daughters of Penelope, Tethys #229, Piscataway

 

 

 

 

Alpha Music

 

Paul & Kathy Savides

 

Matthew Mirones

 

Vassilios Milcos

 

Tim Joannides, SG

 

Spiro & Mary Hajiyerou

 

 

PSG Ted and Lynn Fanikos

 

Steve & Maria Flamporis

 

Maria & Emanuel Karras

 

Dr. Elias and Mrs. Katherine Iliadis

 

 

 

Mr. & Mrs. Constantine Kolovos

 

George E. & Sandra Loucas and Family

 

Mr. & Mrs. Spiro Vassilakos

 

Van Holten Chocolates

Brick & Seaside, NJ

 

Penelope Capetan

(In Memory of Peter Thomas Capetan)

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bronze Benefactor

 

John Antonacos

PDG Herbert P. Allen & Jane Allen

Dr. Kenneth & Jeannie Arida

Elaine & Con Bacalakis

John & Audrey Betts

Georgette Boulegeris, PDG

Peter Carides

Diane Churas

Costa & Maggie Coussoulis

The Crow’s Nest

Antoinette Genakos

Martina Harris, PDG

George Hatzandreou

James C. Knicos

Anthony Kouzonis, PSP

Mrs. Sylvia Kress

Gus & Renate Lanis

Steve & Johanna Lioumis, PDGs

Spiro Livanis

Eva Mehos & John A. Mehos, PSG

Demi Pamboukes

Mr. & Mrs. Alkis Papadopoulos

George N. & Rania Pappas

Leonidas C. Patilis

Harry Piltsis

Gregory & Joyce Ploussas

Christina Polychronis

George & Elaine Righos

Mr. & Mrs. Charles Sandilos

Stylianou Family

PDG John & Joanne Tarabicos

Charlie & Virgina Theokas

PGS Demi & PDG Sammy Thomas

Steve & Evellyn Tsiadis, PGP

Mr. & Mrs. Fotis Vardakis

Dr. & Mrs. Anthony Villare

Dr. John & Despina Wilson

Edward & Malvina Wilkens

 

George & Zoe Kousoulis

(In Loving Memory of Dannielle Kousoulis)

 

Constance Pilallis

Daughters of Penelope, Grand Vice President

 

St. Barbara Ladies Philoptochos Society

of St. George Greek Orthodox Church, Piscataway, NJ

 

5th District, Daughters of Penelope

Past District Governor’s Club

 

Order of AHEPA, District 6

Gold Coast #456, Manhaset

 

Daughters of Penelope~Chapters

Xanthus #149, Wilmington

Altes #163, Trenton

Kronos #188, Clifton

Nike #230, Cherry Hill

Alexander #250, Randolph

Agape #336, Wyckoff

Aphrodite #374, Toms River

Amphitryn-Zephyr #701, Roseland

 

Patrons

 

Shirley Boan

Michael & Evangeline Emanuel

Mr. & Mrs. James G. Faller

Chris & Mary Mantzavinos

Georgia Chrampanis Peterson

Basil S. & Despina Savopoulos

Stella & John Tsinetakes

 

 

 

Thank you to all of our donors and attendees for making this 25th Gala a very special memory.

Your generosity and support is greatly appreciated.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fifth District AHEPA Cancer Research Foundation, Inc.

 

EXECUTIVE BOARD OF TRUSTEES

 

George G. Horiates, Chairman

Antoinette Marousis-Zachariades, Vice Chairman

Valerie Vittas, Secretary

Andrew C. Zachariades, Treasurer

Ted Vittas, Corresponding Secretary

 

BOARD OF TRUSTEES

 

 

Georgette Boulegeris

Penelope Capetan

Ted Fanikos

Alice Kartikis

Steve Lioumis

Stathia Marousis

 

John A. Mehos

Lee Millas

Christos Prentzas

Christopher Sevast

Thomas W. Sulich

Demi Thomas

Evellyn Tsiadis

 

 

Stanley Gerondelis, Order of AHEPA, District Governor

Anna Zavros, Daughters of Penelope, District Governor

Asteris Fanikos, Order of AHEPA, District Lt. Governor

Karen Knicos, Daughters of Penelope, District Lt. Governor

 

Past Chairman of the Foundation

… Julian “Woody” West, … John K. Antholis, Constantine Gus Theodos,

Georgette Boulegeris, Martina Harris, … Thomas N. Pappas, Stathia Marousis &

Andrew C. Zachariades

 

 

Foundation History

 

The Foundation was formed in October 1988, by the Fifth District Order of AHEPA to raise funds from its members and the general public for research grants. Shortly after, the Fifth District Daughters of Penelope came on board uniting the AHEPA Family behind a common cause of philanthropic support of cancer research.

 

The Foundation volunteers began their fundraising efforts in March of 1989. Armed with collection canisters thus inaugurated the humble beginnings of collecting donations to provide funding for cancer research.

Through the efforts of the “all volunteer” Board of Trustees, the Foundation presented its first grant award in the Fall of 1990 to Fox Chase Cancer Center in the amount of $5,000.

 

Through the generosity and support of individuals and the expansion of several new fundraising events, the Foundation has significantly increased its financial support one hundred fold. As of 2014 the Foundation has been honored and privileged to award approximately $885,000 to the men and women who diligently work towards a cure for cancer. No one receives a salary or any compensation and administrative costs are kept to a minimum of 5%.

 

 

Our Mission: The mission of the Foundation is to facilitate fundraising and to award grants to scientists and medical research institutions whose primary goal is to find a cure for cancer. The Fifth District AHEPA Cancer Research Foundation, Inc. is tax-exempt under 501 ( c ) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Contributions are deductible under the 170 (a) (2).

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