Annual fundraiser celebrates its 30th anniversary

February 13, 2017 by  

The 30th annual Leukemia Ball is taking place next month in Washington, D.C. It is a fundraiser for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, National Capital Area Chapter.

This event is expected to attract approximately 2,000 guests, who will be treated to a general reception, dinner, and dessert. There will be an open bar, silent auction and a raffle with a Mercedes-Benz as the grand prize. Raffle tickets are $100 each and only 5,000 will be sold.

Young Professionals (21 to 35) can purchase tickets to attend the last three hours of the ball. Their tickets include the open bar, dessert, the entertainment and the raffle drawing.

Entertainment for the ball will be provided by comedian Jim Gaffigan and musician Andy Grammar. Guests will also have the opportunity to see the presentation of the James L. Eichberg Lifetime Achievement Award, of which this year’s recipients are Ed and Donna Offterdinger.

It is very likely that printed invitations that will be sent out will be provided by a Washington stationery printing company.

The Leukemia Ball will be held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center on March 11 from 6:00 pm to midnight. Tickets are $1,000 each or $175 for Young Professionals. To find out more information, become a sponsor, or learn about the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, contact Joanna Hatch at 703-399-2958.