In 2015, we started our first biennial Tex-Mex Fiesta in Los Angeles. This laid-back gala, in the spirit of Farrah’s Texas roots, raises money for HPV cancer research.
Our Tex-Mex fundraising efforts typically include a raffle, a live auction, a donations boutique, a paddle raise and more. Guests will also enjoy live music performances, a delicious Tex-Mex dinner, and the opportunity to take home several one-of-a-kind raffle and auction items.
Most importantly, the night allows us to remember Farrah, continue her mission of fundraising for HPV cancer research, and recognize all those who have helped us do so.
Farrah asked in her cancer documentary: “Why isn’t there more research on certain types of cancer?” We are proud to have partnered with Stand Up To Cancer to create their first HPV translational research team to address that question.
Although we have made strides since Farrah’s passing, we still have so much to conquer. HPV throat cancer in men has already surpassed cervical cancer diagnosis in women.
Not specific to just women as researchers previously thought, HPV now affects more men than women. It is estimated that 80% of the population living a normal life will contract HPV at some point in their life. We encourage people to know the facts and options for prevention.
HPV is everyone’s concern.