Live Auction with CK Swett for Colon Cancer

Written by NY Press on . Posted in Lifestyle.


Gloria Borges at her "Cancer Victory Party"

If you or a loved one has been affected by colon cancer, let Gloria Borges’ story serve as an inspiration.

 

Almost two years ago, 28-year-old Borges was diagnosed with Stage IV colon cancer. The diagnosis came in the midst of personal success. A graduate of Duke University and Stanford Law School, Borges was an attorney with O’Melveny & Myers. Borges’ newfound medical condition, however, didn’t dampen her spirit or resolve.

 

She started blog WunderGlo.com to track her “cancer-killing adventure” as she planned to “thoroughly embarrass” the deadly disease with medical treatment, exercise, diet, acupuncture, meditation and—above all—a positive, tenacious attitude. During her journey, she has barreled through 32 rounds of chemo and three surgeries, and she continues to dominate the deadly disease. Borges’ personal accounts have inspired many and her blog has garnered over 60,000 unique visits from over 100 countries.

 

After connecting with this community of “cancer warriors,” as Borges calls them, she launched The WunderGlo Foundation, a non-profit committed to raising funds to find a cure, support cancer patients and their loved ones, and promote healthy lifestyle choices. In an effort to raise funds, The WunderGlo Foundation will be hosting an upcoming reception and live auction, which will be hosted by Philips de Pury & Co. auctioneer extraordinaire CK Swett, in Manhattan. (Swett’s auctioning skills are not to be missed. He was referred to by MSNBC as “The Mad Hatter of Charity Auctions.”)

 

The reception will be held Saturday, Sept. 22, from 6 to 9 p.m. at O’Melveny’s office in Times Square. Tickets to the reception, which will include appetizers, wine, beer and bubbly, are free. The Foundation asks you register for tickets soon by visiting wunderglonyc.eventbrite.com.

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