The quest to find more effective treatment protocols to reduce the harmful side effects of cancer treatments on children calls for funding.
To answer that call, R2 Unified Technologies, an advanced technology company in Boca Raton, Fla., hosted a Diamonds & Denim fundraising event for the benefit of Sofia’s Hope, Inc., a Miami, Fla.-based non-profit organization dedicated to raising money for pediatric cancer research.
The event took place at 980 North Federal Highway in Boca Raton, Fla. on Saturday, September 8, 2018 from 6:00 to 10:00 pm. The evening’s festivities included food, drinks, a silent auction, inspiring speakers and a special drawing. The results of the fundraiser were significant, as the event drew 150+ attendees and raised more than $23,000.
According to Sofia’s Hope, Inc., those proceeds guarantee a 2018-2019 research grant that helps fund a Clinical Research Coordinator and a Medical Editor for Dr. Steven Lipshultz, MD, the world’s leading expert on pediatric cardio-oncology. Funding also helps provide “newly diagnosed family kits” containing more than 25 items to help families through their loved ones’ treatments.
"We are truly grateful for R2's support,” says Marta Blanco, President of Sofia’s Hope, Inc. “It is only because of friends like Jamie and his team that Sofia’s Hope can fulfill its mission of supporting pediatric cancer research and other programs to enhance the quality of life of children during their journey through cancer. [We are] looking forward to continued growth with R2 by our side."
The team at R2 Unified Technologies, led by owner Jamie Doherty, has been committed to Sofia's Hope, Inc. since 2014.
Says Doherty, “One of R2’s purposes is to give back. We love being connected to Marta, knowing we are making a difference and taking care of children. It’s an honor to partner with Sofia’s Hope, and we can’t wait to grow this event next year.”
About R2 Unified Technologies
Founded on the principle of “do right by the customer,” R2 Unified Technologies has been delivering advanced technology solutions for more than a decade. The company’s South Florida-based staff of certified engineers and consultants supports clients across multiple industries, serving diverse business needs and exceeding expectations at every turn. For more information, visit www.r2ut.com.
About Sofia’s Hope, Inc.
Established in 2013, Sofia’s Hope, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization named in honor of a special little girl who succumbed to complications resulting from a drug used in her cancer treatment protocol. Dedicated to increasing pediatric cancer awareness, raising money for research and offering programs to help children with cancer, the organization is headquartered in Miami with a chapter in Boca Raton, Florida. For additional details, visit www.sofiashope.org.
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