‘Tinkerball’ raises money for leukemia research

Getzville, N.Y. (WIVB)The 6th Annual Tinkerball Friday night in Getzville continued the dream of Jacquie Hirsch: to help find a cure for cancer.

The black-tie dinner and fundraiser has been hosted each year by the Jacquie Hirsch for A.L.L. Foundation. The Foundation was created in memory of 23 year old Jacquie Hirsch who died of Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia (A.L.L.) in 2008.

The Foundation presented a check for $5,000 to Roswell/UB researchers Dr. Norma Nowak and Dr. Eunice Wang on Friday night. They are each working to unlock the secrets of blood cancers.

Since Jacquie’s death, the Foundation has raised more than $300,000 for leukemia research. Her family says Jacquie believed that we would one day live in a world free of cancer and it is their mission to see her dream come true.

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