A Lighthearted Game for a Serious Cause
For the fourth consecutive year, Josh Michelman, an architectural salesman from New York, successfully combined the popular college game with a little ingenuity and a lot of good will to put on the Beer Pong Tournament for Cancer Research. The event, which took place on May 9th in Manhattan, originally began as a response to the cancer-related death of a best friend.
"We always feel so defenseless. This was our way of fighting back, and we wanted to have fun while doing it," said Josh.
In order to enter the bracketed tournament, each participant made a donation to the Cancer Research Foundation, to aid in our ongoing fight against cancer.
The CRF would like to thank Josh-whose lifetime goal is to raise 1 million dollars for cancer research-as well as his co-organizers Ian Wetzel, Sean Kraft, and Jacob Michelman, for their time, energy, and inventiveness. This event put Josh $4,000 closer to his goal. Way to go, guys!
The Cancer Research Foundation has focused attention on cancer and raised money for life-giving research. We...pay tribute to the scientists who have dedicated themselves to finding a cure and to meet the young researchers who are the next generation of fighters against this disease. The message we send today is that those who suffer from cancer are not alone and that together we can work toward a solution."Richard M. Daley
Mayor, City of Chicago
May 20, 1997