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Leukemia Ball Raises $3 Million

WHOA! What a monster night of giving. It was incredible to see the best of our community at work. Supporters of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society showed up Saturday night ready to give. They exceeded our expectations helping raise more than $3 million dollars to fund the fight against blood cancer.
A touching part of the night.. when Redskins Hall of Famer Bobby Mitchell was honored and revealed he just lost his best friend to the disease. I think there were tears in just about everybody’s eyes. We also met the sweet patient ambassadors Logan, Tyler and Brianna. These children remind us there is hope for a cure.. not someday but today.
Special shout out to my co-emcees Comcast SportsNet’s Julie Donaldson, FOX5’s Sarah Simmons and ABC7’s Eileen Whelan. It was an honor to share the stage with such grounded and generous women in our biz. It was pretty cool to see some of our peacock family in the house too– thanks Dianna and Vance!
Comedian Ryan Hamilton was very funny… and what can I say about Huey Lewis and the News. It was obvious with the standing room– the heart of rock’n’roll had arrived at the Washington Convention Center that night. If you came out to support or have ever made a donation to LLS… thank you.

Photos by Imijination Photography

The Blues Help Beat Blood Cancer

Wow. That’s the best way to put it. My first experience at the Leukemia Ball is one I surely won’t forget. This is such a gorgeous event from the fabulous crowd, the detailed decor.. the moment you walk in the feeling is grand.

This year I was honored to quad-emcee with three of my girlfriends from the other three stations. It was quite the production.. we even had a full rehearsal earlier in the day. It paid off because the event was a complete success. The Leukemia  & Lymphoma Society’s National Capital Chapter surpassed it’s goal of $90,000 raising $2.7 Million dollars for blood cancer research. How awesome is that!

Tammy Darvish was honored with a big award for all that she has done in this fight. She was so dynamic on stage and really inspired the crowd.

Dana Carvey was hilarious… imitating all the recent Presidents and weaving political humor into his performance. He helped us give away 2 Mercedes and then  Jim Belushi and his band hit the stage and kept the party rockin’ in to the night! Thank you to all who came out to support LLS and those fighting this battle everday!

With my new gals.. and co-emcees Alison Starling, Laura Evans and Anita Brikman

Adam Eichberg and Tammy Darvish

Candy Duncan, Jim Davis and Gabrielle Urquhart


LLS Man & Woman of 2012

Congratulations to the LLS Man & Woman of the Year. After the intense weeks long fundraising campaign to end Leukemia and Lymphoma Tommy Cleaver and Amanda Tiede come out on top. Photos by Gedalia Vera.

Hap Peden Co Chair & Chartese Burnett Co Chair

Isaac Duck & Sophia Becraft are Boy and Girl of the year

Candidate Cheryl Romero and Dad

Man & Woman of the Year

It’s that time… time to pick the LLS Man & Woman of the Year. The kick off party was held last night at District. The candidates will compete in a 10 week fundraising challenge. This is the 21st year of one of the biggest competitions in town. Photos by Gedalia Vera.

Diana Ross rocks LLS Ball

Diana Ross in the house! This legendary singing-sensation was the highlight of a supreme evening of philanthropy when she took the stage at the 24th Annual Leukemia Ball.


DKNY Headlines 'Couture for a Cure'

Second Annual Couture for a Cure on May 25th from 6:30 to 10:00 pm at the Woolly Mammoth Theatre in Washington DC to benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma SocietyCouture for a Cure will make Washington fashion history on with New York fashion house DKNY presenting its Spring 2010 collection for the first time in our nation’s capital.  This year’s Couture for a Cure will also take a new direction in its fundraising efforts by gifting a major portion of proceeds towards the treatment of former DC United soccer player Joe Vide, who was diagnosed with Stage 3 Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in early April. 
Sponsored by Microsoft and Niche Media’s Capitol File Magazine, this year’s Couture for a Cure will honor former cancer survivors with a runway presentation hosted by master and mistress of ceremonies WJLA News reporter Scott Thuman and Hot 99.5 personality Sarah Fraser.

Tickets for the event are $75 per person for general admission and $125 per person for VIP and are on sale now at  All proceeds from Couture for a Cure will benefit both Vide’s treatment and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS).  Be sure to buy your tickets in advance as NO tickets will be sold at the door.

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