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Leukemia Research Foundation of Delware Gala Benefits Nemours
Foundation has pledged $1 million to Nemours cancer research
Natalia Ferrara, at left, is a childhood leukemia survivor.
The Leukemia Research Foundation of Delaware (LRFDE) recently hosted its 7th Annual Black Tie Gala fundraiser at The Doubletree Hotel in Wilmington. Denni Ferrara, Foundation President and Founder, presided over the “Moonlight and Martinis” themed program. The LRFDE has pledged $1 million to Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children to further its promising pediatric cancer research and, to date, $250,000 has been donated.
Don Yanick, a 13-year multiple myeloma survivor in attendance, said, “I am touched to be part of this special evening. Tonight is a night when we come together, each for our own personal reasons but with a common mission: to support blood cancer research.”
Ferrara thanked the guests for “another successful and memorable evening. With major sponsors, local businesses and individual donors, we have raised an incredible $225,000 for blood cancer research.”
Dr. Andy Kolb
The evening featured “Moonlight-inis” a silent auction and live auction and remarks by Andy Kolb, MD, Director of the Nemours Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders. As the event drew to a close, guests were sent on their way to the tune of “Dancing in the Moonlight.”
The Leukemia Research Foundation of Delaware is entirely volunteer driven and proud to say that 100% of proceeds go directly towards blood cancer research and supporting cancer patients and their families. The LRFDE mission is to provide ongoing funding to support cutting edge blood cancer research while actively advocating for advanced therapies and patient care.
For more information about the Leukemia Research Foundation of Delaware, visit www.lrfde.org.