Trends Charitable Fund names TGen beneficiary, supporting women’s and children’s research

May 17, 2019

For the second year in a row, Trends Magazine and the Trends Charitable Fund (TCF) has selected the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), an affiliate of City of Hope, as the beneficiary of its annual fall gala.

The Trends Charitable Fund board again selected TGen because of the biomedical research institute’s innovative genomic technologies and its commitment toward discovery of new treatments and cures for women’s cancers and childhood disorders.

“We are very happy to provide a second year of support to such a wonderful organization as TGen,” said Susie Wesley, the 2019 TCF Board President.

The TCF Evenings of Trends 2019, A Desert serenade, starts at 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1, at the Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia.

This past October, TCF’s Evening of Trends 2018 raised more than $275,000 for TGen, specifically for Ovarian Cancer Research and also for TGen’s Center for Rare Childhood Disorders, including funds for genetic sequencing, which can help doctors treat TGen’s pediatric patients.

“We are thrilled to once again receive the support of Trends Magazine and the Trends Charitable Fund,” said Erin Massey, Chief Development Officer at TGen, and Vice President of Philanthropy at City of Hope. “These dollars contribute to the success of TGen by helping advance our research into diseases that directly impact women, children and their families.”

Since its founding in 2002, Phoenix-based TGen has become a leader in precision medicine, a rapidly evolving field of biomedical science that uses the power of the human genome to transform the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of cancer and other life-threatening diseases.

Established in 1986, Trends Charitable Fund has granted more than $5 million to charities benefiting Arizona women, children and families.

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