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Israel Cancer Research Fund Gala Will Honor William Meyers

(Courtesy of ICRF) Stamford resident William Meyers will be one of the honorees at the Israel Cancer Research Fund Ribbons of Hope Virtual Gala on Tuesday, August 10, at 7:45 p.m. ET, 6:45 p.m. CT.

Meyers has served for more than six years as a member of the ICRF Connecticut Chapter Board and is a 12-year survivor of glioblastoma—one of the most aggressive and deadliest forms of brain cancer. In the words of his neuro-oncologist at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Bill is a “unicorn,” as he is his longest living patient with a glioblastoma.

After receiving this devastating diagnosis in 2009 at 41 years old, Meyers underwent a craniotomy, radiation and 18 months of chemotherapy. Incredibly, he was able to continue to work for five years before leaving his 25-year career in equity research at several firms, including Lehman Brothers and Barclays. He holds a BA from Brandeis University and both an MA and MBA from New York University Stern School of Business.

In addition to his leadership on behalf of ICRF, Meyers has served on the board of Congregation Agudath Sholom in Stamford, and currently serves on the finance committee.

He first learned of ICRF many years before his own personal battle, after his 28-year-old cousin (Ira Sohn) tragically passed away from cancer in 1993, leaving behind a wife and 6-month-old daughter. This experience inspired him to become a dedicated supporter of ICRF’s mission for over two decades prior to his own diagnosis and decision to join the chapter’s leadership in 2015.

Meyers has been married to Kori for 28 years and is the father of Devorah (and Michael), Sam (and Emma), and Ben.

For more information about the gala, please contact www.icrfonline.org/gala2021/ 

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