day of fun, crawfish, and most importantly, fundraising to benefit multiple myeloma cancer research. There will be hundreds of pounds of crawfish, beer, wine and spirits, and live music throughout the day. Signature cocktails will be served including Firefly sweet tea vodka, mint juleps for Derby Day, as well as assorted cocktails and other assorted delights.
Started in 2008, Crawfish for Cancer is committed to providing an additional fundraising option for charities that raise awareness and much needed funding for research in the fight against a currently incurable form of cancer, Multiple Myeloma. By hosting events desirable to young professionals, they hope to engage a new generation of philanthropists in the fight to find a cure.
The passion for this cause is a result of CFC, Inc.’s Founder’s father having had multiple myeloma. Lieutenant Colonel Lorenzo Mayo Crowell, USAF, Retired passed away as a result of multiple myeloma in March 2014. Multiple myeloma is a cancer of plasma cells, a type of white blood cell present in the bone marrow. Plasma cells normally make proteins called antibodies to help you fight infections. In multiple myeloma cancer, a group of abnormal plasma cells (myeloma cells) multiplies, raising the number of plasma cells to a higher than normal level. Since these cells normally make proteins, the level of abnormal proteins in the blood also may go up. Health problems caused by multiple myeloma can affect the bones, immune system, kidneys and red blood cell count.
Since the members of CFC, Inc. aren’t qualified to do cancer research, they turn over the success of their efforts to those that are qualified. Since 2009, their success has benefited the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation. CFC has donated $240,000 to the MMRF with $90,000 coming in 2014.
The origins of CFC, Inc.’s signature event, the annual Crawfish Boil, began as a tradition at Williams College. The Founders and Board of Directors of CFC, Inc. are Williams alumni and have brought the Crawfish Boil that they started at Williams to New York City and the rest of country. The Crawfish Boil at Williams began as a cultural event in the mind of some of the Southerners at Williams. CFC, Inc. has realized the popularity of the event among Yankees and decided to harness that popularity for a great cause, cancer research. Other than Atlanta, the event will also be hosted in Charleston, DC, New York, Boston and Chicago.
To support the work done by CFC, you can make direct donations on their website or also make continuous donations to earn rewards over time. Celebrate another great year at Crawfish for Cancer!
WHEN: Saturday, May 2, 2015 5 p.m.-10 p.m.
The Ivy Buckhead
3717 Roswell Rd.
Atlanta GA 30342
TICKETS: $60 until April 20th at midnight, $65 until the event, please click here to purchase.