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Left to Right: Gala Co-Chairs Jill Kirkpatrick and Brian Katz with Laurie Lapeyre. 

The 30th Anniversary Lombardi Gala is a milestone celebration to benefit the Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, Louis M. Weiner, M.D., Director. This black-tie event features a cocktail reception and renowned silent auction; a raffle for a 2016 NX 200t F Sport automobile; presentation of awards to remarkable individuals for their efforts to fight cancer; and much more. The proceeds from the Gala go directly to Lombardi for cancer research, education, and treatment.

One of just 47 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.  It is 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. They are developing and testing the cancer treatments of tomorrow – targeted therapies that will improve both survival and quality of life – and making progress toward the ultimate goal of eradicating cancer. Washington, D.C. has one of the highest cancer mortality rates in the country, and Lombardi’s team of oncology experts is ready to help you, your colleagues, family, and friends.

We hope that you will join us at the event and in the fight against cancer.