On Friday, January 20, 2017, teachers and other staff from the Verona Area High School hosted the 11th Annual Night of Hope fundraiser for cancer research to benefit the McArdle Laboratory. The Night of Hope was started in 2006 as a fundraiser for a local family touched by cancer, and grew into an annual event with silent auction and children's raffle. Nancy Cahill reached out to McArdle in 2013 to get students and staff to attend the event and subsequently McArdle participants have hosted several personal tours of UW-Madison cancer laboratories to check out the cutting edge research facilities and observe McArdle researchers in action.
Since 2006, the event has raised more than $44,000 for basic cancer research. This years event brought in more than $5,000 and featured musical performances from Mike Cahill's MUD MUSIC & The Fauxtons. The McArdle Laboratory is very grateful to the Verona Area High School staff and all other contributors for their incredible support!