Save the Date: 2018 Leukemia Ball


Beth Gorman, executive director at the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

On March 10, 2018, one of the Washington area’s most prominent charity events will take place at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.

Hosted by the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, the Leukemia Ball features  entertainment from comedian Jeff Foxworthy and a performance by country singer Phil Vassar.

This event also includes a silent auction and Mercedes-Benz raffle. Prizes include various travel packages courtesy of hotel partners and American Airlines, the official airline of the ball. The Mercedes-Benz raffle features a grand prize of a 2018 GLC300 Coupe 4MaticSedan.

For 30 years, this event has been dedicated to raising money for life-saving cancer research and patient programs funded by LLS.

National Capital Area Chapter Executive Director Beth Gorman said, “fundraising events such as the Leukemia Ball make that research possible, are critical to raising awareness, and directly impact the lives of blood cancer patients everywhere.”

2018’s ball is co-chaired by Rob Copito, vice chairman at CBRE Inc., and David DiLuigi, market president at Greater Washington & Central Virginia for Wilmington Trust.

“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,” Copito said. “However, the fight is not over. Nearly one-third of all blood cancer patients still do not survive five years past diagnosis. As 2018 Leukemia Ball Co-Chairs, Dave DiLuigi and I are honored to lead the charge as we aim to raise $3.2 million for this very important cause.”

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