One of the Washington, D.C., area’s most prominent charity events, the Leukemia Ball, now has a date: March 16, 2019.
The event, which has been held for more than 30 years and raised more than $62 million for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, will take place at the Marriott Marquis in D.C.
Guests at the 2019 gala will enjoy entertainment from comedian Kathleen Madigan and musical performances by O.A.R.
“LLS is changing the landscape of cancer research now more than ever, as the FDA has approved 37 new blood cancer treatments since the beginning of 2017,” said Beth Gorman, executive director of the National Capital Area Chapter. “LLS has supported nearly all of them. 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.”
The 2019 Leukemia Ball is co-chaired by Richard Bynum, president of Greater Washington at PNC Financial Services Group, Inc., and Tom McCarthy, partner at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP. They lead a volunteer executive committee of more than 45 high-ranking executives across the D.C. area.
More details can be found on the Leukemia Ball website.