On Sunday night, SIR Foundation held a record-breaking gala at the National Press Club. $472,000 was raised, an increase of $144,000 over 2016.
The evening was opened by CNBC correspondent Ylan Mui, emcee for the evening. Frederick S. Keller, MD, FSIR, presented James F. McGuckin, MD, FSIR, with the Frederick S. Keller, MD, Philanthropy Award for his commitment to philanthropy and the mission of SIR Foundation.
Terence Gade, MD, PhD; Akhilesh K. Sista, MD, FSIR; and Riad Salem, MD, MBA, FSIR, spoke about how SIR Foundation has impacted their career trajectories and inspired the audience to support interventional radiology research. Paddle raise donations, matched by a very generous anonymous donor, raised $194,000.
The successful evening would not have been possible without the generosity of our corporate sponsors, physician group tables and all of the gala supporters.