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A Star-Studded Night to Remember

David Savona
From the Print Edition:
Camilo Villegas, July/August 2006

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Einsidler took the podium and spoke of his late boss, Sidney Frank, who was one of three winning bidders for Marvin's Mystery Box at the 2005 Night to Remember. (The lot brought a record $900,000 when Frank, Limbaugh and Michael Jordan agreed to $300,000 bids.) Einsidler remembered Frank, who died in January, as a man who loved life and cigars. "He died with a cigar in his mouth, and a Jägermeister in his hand," said Einsidler. "Thank you, Marvin, for another great night."

Shanken invited Milken to speak about his organization's progress in the war on cancer. "This is a great night for cancer research," he said. "For the first time in 70 years, fewer people passed of cancer than in the year before." He said it was the goal of his organization, and others fighting cancer, to eliminate it as a cause of death by 2015. "We want to make sure our children, and our children's children, don't know cancer, and only read about it."

Milken described the impact of charity on the war against cancer, particularly prostate cancer, and said that over the last 14 years 400,000 men in the United States alone with the disease have survived—years ago, they would not have fared as well. He pledged to continue the fight. "Our promise to you tonight," he said, "is that we will continue that work."

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