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Strides In Science Awards Gala

AN EVENING HONORING CELEBRITIES IN THE FIELD OF CANNABIS MEDICINE, RESEARCH, AND ADVOCACY

THE STRIDES IN SCIENCE GALA IS POSTPONED UNTIL 2020

We have made the difficult decision to postpone our charity gala for incredible reasons we’d love to share with you! First, the research we are working to fund has made HUGE strides in their medical discoveries for brain cancer, and they continue to make additional discoveries for neck down cancers. These discoveries are so profound that we are now waiting until these findings are patented and published so we can share them with the world. This will not only help us raise more awareness, but additional funds allowing us to help move this research forward faster.

Additionally, our founder Tracy Ryan has just executed an agreement for her own podcast that will be produced by a radio legend and backed by an incredible on-air talent for one of the largest radio conglomerates in the country. Tracy will be interviewing celebrity guests, and brilliant minds in the world of cannabis medicine and research. She will be using this podcast to promote our event, raise additional funds for research and continue on her path to legalization of this medicinal plant by educating the masses.

Thank you so much to the Loews Hotel, all of our sponsors, and ticket holders who have ALL decided to continue to support us in the move of this date, and stay tuned for updates on what the new date will be.



THE EVENING’S AGENDA

THE 2019 STRIDES IN SCIENCE AWARDS GALA WILL BE HELD ON FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 22ND, 2019 AT THE LOEWS HOLLYWOOD HOTEL ON THE MEZZANINE LEVEL AT 1755 N. HIGHLAND AVENUE, HOLLYWOOD, CA 90028

5:00 PM – 7:30 PM

GUEST CHECK-IN, NETWORKING, OPEN + CASH BAR, SILENT AUCTION, AND VIP GIFTING SUITE PREVIEW

7:30 PM – 10:00 PM

SEATED DINNER AND AWARDS CEREMONY IN THE BALLROOM

10:00 PM – 12:00 AM

AFTER PARTY, GIFT BAG DISTRIBUTION, AND VIP GIFTING LOUNGE EXPERIENCE

*WE STRONGLY RECOMMEND TAKING UBER OR LYFT | VALET PARKING IS AVAILABLE


THE HONOREES

THE GLOBAL ADVOCACY AWARD

Olivia Newton-John and Amazon John Founder of the Olivia Newton-John Cancer Wellness and Research Center

Four time Grammy award winning singer and feature film movie icon Olivia-Newton John has been living with breast cancer off and on since 1992. She has fought bravely using many holistic remedies like medical cannabis that her loving husband Amazon John Easterling has grown and produced into oil for her.

Together these two incredible individuals have made it part of their life’s work to advocate for this plant on a global scale, all while raising money for Olivia’s cancer charity the Olivia Newton-John Cancer Wellness and Research Center in Melbourne.

THE VANGUARD AWARD

Joshua Crossney CEO & Founder of CSC Events, LLC.

Joshua Crossney is being honored with the Vanguard Award for his excellence in driving forth the medical cannabis message by assembling the top voices in the world through his bi-coastal conferences and global advocacy.

Joshua is the CEO & Founder of CSC Events, LLC., which hosts and operates the world’s largest semi-annual Cannabis Science Conference, including a Canna Boot Camp (a full-day, hands-on workshop that covers many aspects of cannabis science). Additionally, Joshua is the organizer of an annual, full-day Analytical Cannabis Symposium at PITTCON, one of the world’s largest analytical science conferences.

Joshua Crossney is also the President & Founder of jCanna, Inc., (www.jCanna.com) a 501(c)3 non-profit organization devoted to the advancement of cannabis science, analytical testing, and personalized (precision) medicine. Joshua has a background in analytical science recruiting and event planning. He is doing his best to bridge the gap between analytical sciences and the medical cannabis industry to help improve the quality of medicinal cannabis products being used by patients. The lack of unified methods and standards for contamination and potency in cannabis testing and the fact that some states don’t even require QC/QA testing for their medical cannabis programs was very troubling to Joshua. This led him to found jCanna. Joshua is especially passionate about helping pediatric cannabis patients suffering from debilitating illnesses.

THE TRAILBLAZER AWARD

Dr. Sue Sisley Scottsdale Research Institute

Dr. Sue Sisley is being honored with the Trailblazer Award for her outstanding achievements in Medical Cannabis Research.

Sue serves as President of Scottsdale Research Institute & Principal for the FDA-approved randomized controlled trial in the world examining safety/efficacy of whole plant marijuana in combat veterans with severe post traumatic stress disorder PTSD. Her other areas of current IRB-approved research include co-Investigator on studies evaluating cannabis for pain management, cannabis as substitution therapy for opioids, and also a safety study looking at cannabis edibles. Dr. Sisley was also awarded government grant as PI to supervise an International medical cannabis patient registry.

She works as an Independent Medical Director for medical cannabis license holds in 17 different states from Hawaii to Florida to New Jersey. Sue was highlighted in Rolling Stone Magazine last year as “Top 25 Most Influential in Tech & Research” alongside Elon Musk.


THE FACES BEHIND THE RESEARCH

CURRENTLY, THERE ARE 14 CANNABIS PATIENTS ENROLLED IN OUR TRIALS AND ARE PRESENTLY ADDING MORE!

THE RESEARCH + CANNABIS

• THE RESEARCH FOCUSES ON THE EXPRESSION OF NATURAL KILLER CELLS, A SUBSET OF IMMUNE CELLS THAT KILL THE MOST AGGRESSIVE FORMS OF CANCERS KNOWN AS CANCER STEM CELLS.

• ACTUAL TUMOR CELLS FROM SOPHIE RYAN AND ADDITIONAL PATIENTS WHO ARE USING CANNABIS ALONGSIDE WESTERN MEDICINE ARE BEING STUDIED EXTENSIVELY DUE TO THEIR TUMOR SHRINKAGE.

• THE STUDY USES RARE MICE REFERRED TO AS HUMANIZED MICE, WHICH HAVE BLOOD CELLS THAT ACT AS HUMAN IMMUNE SYSTEM CELLS WITH A 90% RECONSTRUCTION MATCH TO THAT OF HUMAN CELLS.

• YOUR SUPPORT WILL ALLOW US TO CONTINUE OUR MISSION TO SUPPORT PEDIATRIC CANCER, EXPOSE THE TRUE SCIENCE BEHIND CANNABIS, AND HELP THOSE SUFFERING FROM THIS PUNISHING DISEASE!


THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS


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