The 15th annual “Night to Fight Cancer” (NTFC) benefiting the Life Raft Group’s research programs took place November 7th, 2018 at Midtown Loft and Terrace. Jerry Cudzil, LRG Board President, was joined again by co-host Matthew Knopman. Matthew has considered Jerry a mentor and friend for over fifteen years and continues to support the Life Raft Group.
Jerry and Matt were overwhelmed by the enormous amount of support and generosity from friends and family who attended. Each year we are blown away by the number of participants, and this year’s numbers did not disappoint! With 225 participants, we were able to raise close to $220,000 for the Life Raft Group! NTFC attendees enjoyed the no-nonsense barbecue food provided by Pig Beach NYC, which included assorted sliders, mac n’ cheese, coleslaw, peanut butter buckeyes and brownies.
The poker event took place on the main floor, while other guests enjoyed casino games on the Terrace. The winners of the night were Lyon Carter III in 1st place, Michael Cudzil in 2nd place, and Stephen Cudzil in 3rd place!
We would like to thank our NTFC Ambassadors, Brian Behrens, Lyon Carter III, Benji Cheung, Armando Petruccelli, and Netty Tsai for their continued support year after year. A special thank you also goes out to our corporate sponsors: our Club Sponsors, who donated $10,000, include Bank of America, Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs, Pfizer, RBC, and Tradeweb. Our Hearts Sponsors, who donated $5,000, include Cantor Fitzgerald, Fenics, and Nomura.
Many thanks to our major donors, Jerry Cudzil, Matt Knopman, Laird Landman, Jess Ravich, J.P. Morgan, and the Dan and Stacie Allen Charitable Fund, for their very generous contributions. We also appreciate Guggenheim Securities, Deutsch Bank, Citibank, and Natixis, for their continued support. In addition, we would like to thank Lyon Carter III, our beverage sponsor, Michelle Mattioli for donating photography services, volunteers Anthony Cashin, Cora Ramadan, Michael DeStefano, and Merilyn Marmora, and awards donors Murray Rosenthal, Michael Lamb and Robert Scherzer.