The 29th Annual Leukemia Ball, presented by PhRMA, will be held March 12, 2016, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. Ed Offterdinger, Executive Managing Partner at Baker Tilly, and Wayne Berson, CEO of BDO will co-chair the event.
“It is incredible to see Washington, D.C.’s most influential companies come together to support the research and programs funded by LLS. This is a mission that is close to my heart, and I am honored to continue serving as the Ball’s co-chair and help continue the immense success we have had raising money and awareness for life-saving treatments,” said Offterdinger.
“LLS has been on the forefront of advances in blood cancer treatment since 1949, with nearly 40 percent of all cancer drugs approved by the FDA since 2000 first approved to treat blood cancers. However, the fight is not over. Nearly one-third of all blood cancer patients still do not survive five years past diagnosis. I am committed to supporting LLS’s goal of world without blood cancers,” Berson said.
Entertainment for the evening will include the Barenaked Ladies, a comedic performance by Kathleen Madigan, a Mercedes-Benz raffle and a silent auction featuring more than 400 packages, including one-of-a-kind travel packages.
To learn more about the Ball and how you can attend, click here.