Autograf to Perform at LA Charity Fundraiser for Children’s Cancer Research

The pursuit of a perfect martini is giving way to the pursuit of a cancer-free future at "Cocktails for a Cure," a philanthropic event in Los Angeles raising money for children's cancer research.

Scheduled for Wednesday, April 17th, the private event is fundraising for St. Baldrick's Foundation, the nation's largest charitable funder of childhood cancer research grants. A child is diagnosed with cancer every two minutes worldwide and one in five in the United States will not survive, according to the organization.

"Cocktails for a Cure" will feature a special performance by the esteemed dance music duo Autograf, whose scintillating sophomore album Affirmations released last summer on Armin van Buuren's illustrious record label, Armada. It's a big moment for Autograf's Mikul Wing, who tragically lost his father to cancer.

"Eight years ago, cancer took my dad from me, but by donating my time to raise money for cancer research, I'm honoring his memory and striving to make a difference in the lives of those affected," Wing tells "Each moment spent supporting this cause is a heartfelt dedication to him and a step closer to a world without the pain of this disease."

Lighting the way for kids battling the darkness of cancer, the event's organizers established a goal of $100,000 and have raised roughly $82,000 at the time of this article's publication. Donors can contribute to the cause here.

"Our kids deserve a world where their biggest worries involve scraped knees and picking out which pajamas to wear—not waiting around in hospital gowns for their next IV drip, wondering if they will survive," added Ryan Brown, a Board Member at St. Baldrick's Foundation. "It's imperative that we support children’s cancer research in order to protect the most vulnerable in our society. Research is what leads to discovering breakthrough treatments and in turn, better outcomes for kids. Unfortunately pediatric cancer research is severely underfunded—representing less than 4% of the U.S. government’s total cancer research budget, and I believe we need to be doing more for our kids."

Donors and ticket-buyers will enjoy custom cocktails from Casa Del Sol and Off Hours Bourbon, world-class wine from Ehlers Estate, craft beer by Smog City and hors d'oeuvres by Chef Steven Ruiz and Taste That LA. Check out a preview of "Cocktails for a Cure" below and find out more here.


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