40 Under 40: Adam Cohen
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40 Under 40: Adam Cohen

Adam is the Director of Events at Rally Foundation for Childhood Cancer Research

Adam Cohen
Adam Cohen

Adam Cohen is married to Herchelle Cohen; they have two children, twins Elyssa and Joey, 8. He graduated from Indiana University.

“Since 2016, I have worked at Rally Foundation for Childhood Cancer Research where I am currently the Director of Events and oversee fundraising events across the country,” he said. “Forty-seven kids are diagnosed with cancer every day. I go into work knowing that what I do makes a profound impact in the lives of the kids and families we serve. No child should have to battle cancer, much less die from it. It is an honor and a privilege to know them and to fight for them. Just this past month, our annual Benefit Bash held at the Georgia Aquarium raised a record $3.3 million!”

“When I am not working, I love spending time with my wife, Herchelle, and our twins, Elyssa and Joey. We love to travel, tailgate at football games, watch movies, and entertain friends and family.

“I love volunteering in the Jewish community. I am the Chair of the Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta (MJCCA) Day Camps committee as well as the Chair of the Camp Barney Medintz Alumni Committee.

“Of all my Jewish experiences, my 12 summers at Camp Barney Medintz played the most significant role in making me who I am today as a professional, a community builder, and a father.

“Personally, my children make me the proudest every day! Professionally, our Benefit Bash fundraiser earlier this month raised a record $3.3 million for childhood cancer research and I am beyond thrilled and proud to have led that event.

“Growing up in Montgomery, Ala., Atlanta was always a short drive over. It did not take me long to realize there was something special about the Atlanta Jewish community. I knew I wanted to be a part of it, impact it, and raise a family in it. It is truly an honor to be recognized by this community!”

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