Cures Within Reach Names the Governor as Honorary Chair of its Annual Event

Cures Within Reach is pleased to name Illinois Governor Pat Quinn as honorary chair of the 2nd Bioscience Awards Midwest event on June 17, 2014, celebrating patient impact through science, philanthropy and business.
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CHICAGO - March 21, 2014 - PRLog -- Once again! The 2nd annual Cures within Reach BAM is scheduled for June 17, 2014 at the Standard Club, 320 S. Plymouth Ct in Chicago. This networking, award and fundraising event supports the mission of Cures Within Reach and raises awareness around the impact of drug repurposing as a path to patient impact. Governor Pat Quinn, in support of his constituents, has been a strong advocate for driving treatments to patients in Illinois.

Governor Quinn is joined in the event chair role by Chicago’s philanthropic leader, Nancy Searle, and by Nancy Joseph-Ridge, head of Global Development and General Manager for the Pharmaceutical Development Division at Takeda Pharmaceuticals.

Dr. Norbert Riedel will be honored with the Patient Impact Legacy Award for his lifetime contributions within science, academia and the pharmaceutical industry.  Highlights of his career include 15-years of service as corporate Vice President and Chief Science and Innovation Officer at Baxter International and his very recent appointment as Chief Executive Officer of Naurex, Inc.

This second year event will raise funds for the mission of Cures Within Reach and showcase Cures Within Reach’s role as the non-profit leader in the emerging field of drug repurposing. Cures Within Reach is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization working to improve patient quality and length of life through Rediscovery ResearchTM by facilitating pilot clinical trials testing repurposed treatments designed to be immediately incorporated into clinical practice.  By creating and managing stakeholder collaborations around this powerful path to patient impact, it has played a role in the development of 10 treatments in clinical use and is currently stewarding 18 medical research projects through its partner institutions across the country and around the world.

“Cures Within Reach is grateful to the Governor, to our two Event Chairs, Nancy Searle and Nancy Joseph-Ridge, and to the entire Co-Chair committee for the support they are providing that enables us to touch more patient lives with affordable repurposed medical solutions,” says Dr. Bruce Bloom, President and Chief Science Officer. “Last year’s Inaugural BAM Event brought the Midwest BioScience Community together to support our Rediscovery Research work.  This year’s event will bring even more of the community together to find new ways to help patients.”

Cures Within Reach invites businesses and individuals in the region to support this event through table sponsorships, as well as sponsorships of the floral, valet, libations, parking and technology portions of the event. Several levels of support are available to accommodate a business's yearly charitable plans, with top-tier Sponsors having prominent visible recognition at the event itself.

Sponsorship commitments for 2014 are being received and will be announced shortly.  2013 sponsors included Ernst & Young, Takeda Pharmaceuticals, Horizon Pharmaceuticals, CannonDesign, CBRE, and McGuireWoods.

To lend your support, sponsorship, or to donate goods or services, please visit: or contact Amy Conn at  Photographers and press are welcome – please contact us for a press pass.

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