2023 Blue Jean Ball Thank You

We extend our heartfelt gratitude for your incredible support at the 2023 Forbeck Foundation Blue Jean Ball. Your presence made the event truly special. We are immensely thankful for your generous contributions towards our cause and for making it such a fun night. The energy in the room was off the charts!

In addition to hearing from 2021 Scholar Pippa Cosper, MD, PhD, 2019 Scholar Peter Ly, PhD, and 2009 Scholar and current Scientific Advisory Board member Clark C. Chen, MD, PhD, at the event about the positive and life-changing impact the Forbeck Foundation has had on them, we want to share an unsolicited quote from 2021 Forbeck Scholar, Charles Ishak, PhD.

“I didn’t get a chance to formally thank you at the Blue Jean Ball, but I wanted to say thank you for all of your hard work to create this opportunity that is available nowhere else. As I mentioned on the first night, one of the main reasons that I have a lab this year is because of your efforts with the Forbeck Forums and the Scholar Retreat. For this, I am eternally grateful. I also wanted to express my gratitude to all of those who supported the Blue Jean Ball. All the organizers and supporters came together like a family to support us, and I think Pippa really captured the immense gratitude we all feel. I am so glad that I have at least one more opportunity next year to get together to build more scientific collaborations, and more importantly, more long-lasting relationships. Thank you so much Jamie!”

Ways To Give

We’d like to take this opportunity to highlight some additional sponsor opportunities for those who wish to continue supporting our mission.

Your involvement can make an even greater impact when you

  • Sponsor a Scholar
  • Sponsor a meeting
  • Host an event
  • Sponsor the 2024 Blue Jean Ball
  • Set up a recurring donation

Please email Associate Director, Marla Schrager, to explore how you can become a sponsor today.

Digibooth Online Gallery

To relive the wonderful moments from the event through our Digibooth, sponsored by CIBC, we’ve created an online photo gallery.  You can find these cherished memories by clicking here. We hope you enjoy the photos as much as we enjoyed having you with us.

Once again, thank you for being part of this meaningful event. We couldn’t have done it without your support. We look forward to the possibilities that lie ahead and to seeing you soon.

Event Photos - Online Gallery

Thank you to our friend Adam Smith for taking some amazing photos at the event. We can't wait to hear your feedback and see you all again in 2024!

View Event Photos

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