Northwestern Mutual to Host ‘A Night to Fight Childhood Cancer’
— Financial-services company hopes to raise at least $250,000 at June 4 gala in support of Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA, and GameChanger Charity —
MILWAUKEE, WI – May 29, 2015 – (HISPANICIZE WIRE) – Northwestern Mutual offices from Southern California and Nevada are hosting “A Night to Fight Childhood Cancer,” an inaugural gala and silent auction, on June 4 to raise funds for research and support to families battling childhood cancer. Money raised will benefit Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA, and the GameChanger Charity.
Each year, more than 1,000 children between 0-14 years old are diagnosed with cancer in California. “A Night to Fight Cancer” will celebrate the courageous children and their families who are fighting the daily battle against cancer, and highlight the impactful work of charities and hospitals that build hope and community awareness for the disease. Northwestern Mutual hopes to raise at least $250,000 through ticket sales and auction items to benefit the three organizations.
The gala will begin with a cocktail reception and silent auction at 6 p.m. at the UCLA Pauley Pavilion, followed by dinner and live entertainment from comedian and voice-actor Mark Schiff, house band Vanity Fair, and Resonance a Cappella, a UCLA-based co-ed a cappella group. Volvo Cars of North America and Windstream are sponsoring the VIP reception prior to the event. American Century and Interior Office Solutions (IOS) are event corporate partners.
Cancer is the leading cause of death by disease in children from ages 1 to 19 in the U.S., and Northwestern Mutual is committed to accelerating the search for cures to childhood cancers and to providing support to families battling the disease. In total, Northwestern Mutual has raised more than $7 million to help ease the financial and emotional impacts of childhood cancer on families and children, more than 50,000 hours to help advance research for life-saving projects.
About Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation
Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) emerged from the front yard lemonade stand of cancer patient Alexandra “Alex” Scott (1996-2004). In 2000, 4-year-old Alex announced that she wanted to hold a lemonade stand to raise money to help find a cure for all children with cancer. Since Alex held that first stand, the Foundation bearing her name has evolved into a national fundraising movement, complete with thousands of supporters across the country carrying on her legacy of hope. To date, Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, a registered 501(c)3 charity, has raised more than $100 million toward fulfilling Alex’s dream of finding a cure, funding over 475 pediatric cancer research projects nationally. For more information on Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, visit AlexsLemonade.org.
Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA
Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA, one of the highest-rated children’s hospitals in California and a vital component of Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, offers a full spectrum of primary and specialized medical care for infants, children and adolescents. The hospital’s mission is to provide state-of-the-art treatment for children in a compassionate atmosphere and to improve the understanding and treatment of pediatric diseases.
GameChanger Charity is a charitable organization that hopes to improve the lives of children and families battling cancer. Founded in 2007, GameChanger was started by Jim Carol after his son Taylor survived a 5-year battle with Leukemia at age 11. The charity provides direct support services to families battling cancer, helps pays the bills for families in need of financial relief and also delivers video game gift packages to children in hospitals.
About Northwestern Mutual Foundation
The mission of the Northwestern Mutual Foundation is to improve the lives of children and families in need. The Foundation has given nearly $270 million since its inception in 1992 and is designed to create lasting impact in the communities where the company’s employees and financial representatives live and work. We accomplish this by combining financial support, volunteerism, thought leadership and convening community partners to deliver the best outcomes. Our efforts are focused nationally on curing childhood cancer, and locally on education, neighborhoods and making our hometown of Milwaukee a great destination.
About Northwestern Mutual
Northwestern Mutual has been helping families and businesses achieve financial security for nearly 160 years. Our financial representatives build relationships with clients through a distinctive planning approach that integrates risk management with wealth accumulation, preservation and distribution. With $230 billion in assets, $27 billion in revenues, nearly $90 billion in assets under management in our investment products and services, and more than $1.5 trillion worth of life insurance protection in force, Northwestern Mutual delivers financial security to 4.3 million people who rely on us for insurance and investment solutions, including life, disability income and long-term care insurance; annuities; trust services; mutual funds; and investment advisory products and services. Northwestern Mutual is recognized by FORTUNE magazine as one of the “World’s Most Admired” life insurance companies in 2015.
Northwestern Mutual is the marketing name for The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company, Milwaukee, WI, and its subsidiaries. Northwestern Mutual and its subsidiaries offer a comprehensive approach to financial security solutions including: life insurance, long-term care insurance, disability income insurance, annuities, life insurance with long-term care benefits, investment products, and advisory products and services. Subsidiaries include Northwestern Mutual Investment Services, LLC, broker-dealer, registered investment adviser, member FINRA and SIPC; the Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Company, limited purpose federal savings bank; and Northwestern Long Term Care Insurance Company.
 California Cancer Registry, 2014