Celebrity Fight Night Foundation, an internationally recognized philanthropic organization that has generated more than $90 million in charitable funding throughout its 27-year history, is merging with Gateway for Cancer Research, a global sponsor of innovative, patient-centric, clinical cancer research. The merger puts Gateway’s Chairman and Vice Chair, Richard J Stephenson and Dr. Stacie J. Stephenson, respectively, at the helm of the Phoenix-based Celebrity Fight Night organization, whose charity events are synonymous with star-studded support for advances in health and well-being. Celebrity Fight Night, whose work has supported a range of worthwhile causes, will now focus its firepower on defeating cancer, a devastating disease that annually takes the lives of millions of men, women, and children worldwide.
“Stacie and I have been passionate supporters of Celebrity Fight Night and its tireless work to combat neurological disease and other devastating maladies,” said Mr. Stephenson, founder and chairman of the Board of Gateway for Cancer Research. “It is an honor to usher in the next era for an event that resonates with so many people and makes such a tremendous charitable impact.”