Gateway to OZ

October 18, 2017

CHICAGO (October 18, 2017) Gateway for Cancer Research (Gateway) founder Richard J Stephenson and Dr. Stacie J. Stephenson announce world-renowned entertainment for the annual Cures Gala, “Gateway to OZ,” beginning at 5:00 p.m. on November 18, 2017 in the Grand Ballroom at McCormick Place, 2301 South King Drive, Chicago. The Emerald City-worthy event will rock with the legendary R&B band that changed the sounds of pop for all times, Earth, Wind & Fire.

Click your heels along a magical journey, beginning with a unique culinary experience and followed by a first-class entertainment roster including Matteo Bocelli, son of Andrea Bocelli performing for the first time in Chicago; Billy Gilman, the youngest singer to ever reach #1 on the Billboard Top Country Album charts; Laura Breton, America’s Got Talent finalist and “Golden Buzzer” winner; and Letitia Frye, America’s foremost “auctiontainer.”

Celebrating 26 years of Gateway-funded groundbreaking clinical research trials, Gateway to OZ is co-chaired and presented by Richard J Stephenson, founder and chairman of Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) and Gateway for Cancer Research and Dr. Stacie J. Stephenson, CTCA Chairman Functional Medicine and Gateway Board of Directors; and honorary chair Jim Gordon, Founder & Managing Partner of The Edgewater Funds.

Tickets are $1,000 per person. For sponsorship opportunities, contact or call 866-932-4208.

All proceeds from “Gateway to OZ” will help support Gateway for Cancer Research Phase I and Phase II trials across cancer types, including breast, blood and lung cancers.

For more information about Gateway for Cancer Research and the clinical research trials it funds, visit and follow the conversation online at #DemandCures.

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