Over $3 Million Raised Duringthe Double Helix Medals Dinner

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

This past Tuesday night at the Mandarin Oriental, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory held its annual Double Helix Awards dinner and raised more than $3 million to strengthen and expand CSHL’s research and education programs.

The Double Helix Medal recognizes esteemed individuals who have positively impacted human health by raising awareness and funds for biomedical research. Driven by passion, intellect and vision, each has boldly participated in the fight to find cures for the diseases that plague us.

The three award recipients this year were Temple Grandin, Dr. Harold Varmus, and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. These three individuals have each made extraordinary contributions that have transformed the way doctors, patients and society at large approach all types of cancer as well as neurological conditions like autism” according to CSHL President Bruce Stillman. Mr. Stillman also said that recognition of their achievements was especially timely for CSHL, as laboratory researchers marked major achievements in autism and leukemia research this year.

With the help of Temple Grandin, Noble Prize Scientists, Dr. Harold Varmus and Dr. Richard Axel  and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar  more than $3 million was raised to strengthen and expand Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory’s (CSHL) research and education programs at the institution’s sixth Double Helix Medals dinner. It was an amazing night and a victory for cancer research.

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