Wednesday, November 09, 2011

25th Annual Lombardi Gala

Photo credit: Neshan H. Naltchayan

The 25th Annual Lombardi Gala black-tie dinner dance featured a cocktail reception and a silent auction; a raffle that included a 2011 model Lexus automobile;  and presentation of awards to remarkable individuals for their fight against cancer.

One of just 40 comprehensive cancer centers in the nation designated by the National Cancer Institute, the Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, is the only one in the Washington, D.C. area.

Named in memory of All Star Coach Vincent T. Lombardi, who was treated for cancer at Georgetown University Hospital, Lombardi’s world-renowned research faculty are discovering cancer risk factors, designing effective prevention strategies, and learning how to detect cancers earlier. 

Washington, D.C. has one of the highest cancer mortality rates in the country.

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