The Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer (SITC) is excited to host its fifth-annual Forward Fund fundraising event on Sunday, June 4! The event features The CheckPoints, SITC's very own house band.
The CheckPoints is a band of luminaries in the cancer immunotherapy research field made up of the following individuals:
- James P. Allison, PhD on harmonica
- Thomas F. Gajewski, MD, PhD on lead guitar
- Rachel W. Humphrey, MD on vocals
- Patrick Hwu, MD on keyboard
- Jason Luke, MD on trumpet
- Ferran Prat, PhD on saxophone
- Brad Reinfeld on bass guitar
- Dirk Spitzer, PhD on drums
- John Timmerman, MD on guitar
Hosted at the House of Blues in Chicago, the annual celebration recognizes the advances made in cancer immunotherapy research with SITC, while proceeds from the event benefit the next generation of cancer immunotherapy experts. The event runs from 8 p.m. to Midnight.
Below is a video of a performance from The CheckPoints at a previous SITC Fundraiser.
General admission passes are available at the door on a first-come, first-served basis with a $30 suggested donation. Individual VIP tickets are sold out, so be sure to get there early for your general admission pass!
All donations support the Forward Fund, which was established to stimulate the future of the science, development and application of cancer immunology and immunotherapy through financially supporting its education and research. The Forward Fund sponsors young investigators while also honoring senior researchers through awards presented at the SITC Annual Meeting & Pre-Conference Programs.
SITC's Forward Fund fundraiser is supported in part by CEC Oncology and NanoString Technologies.