The Chris4Life Colon Cancer Foundation will host its annual Blue Hope Bash to raise colon cancer awareness on Thursday, October 16, from 6:00-10:00PM at the Four Seasons Hotel, in Washington, D.C. The theme this year is “Beyond The Limits” – elevating the awareness and need to talk about colorectal cancer, the prevention measures and research advancements. An evening of hope, inspiration and celebration will feature live entertainment by Sound Impact, speeches from notable VIP’s, dinner, signature cocktails, silent auction, local business leaders, celebrities and inspirational stories from colon cancer survivors.
Honorary Co-Chairs and special guest that will be in attendance include U.S. Congressman Mark Warner (D-VA), Congressman Donald Payne Jr. (D-NJ), Delegate Eleanor Holmes-Norton (D-DC), Congressman Henry Waxman (D-CA), Dr. John Marshall (Chief of Hematology/Oncology at Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center), Dr. Louis Weiner (Director of Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center), Dr. Patrick G. Jackson (Chief of Gastrointestinal Surgery, Georgetown University Hospital), Dr. Sandra Swain (Medical Director Washington Cancer Institute at MedStar Washington), Michael Jakaitis (Morning Drive Editor, WTOP News), andMichelle Money (ABC’s Bachelor in Paradise).
The event will be emceed by Dan Shapiro, Ph.D. the Garner James Kline Professor of Humanities in Medicine and the Chair of the Department of Humanities at Penn State College of Medicine. Shapiro has written three books, Moms Marijuana, about his personal cancer experience, and a second memoir, Delivering Doctor Amelia, which focused on his psychological treatment of a physician. His third book, And in Health, focuses on thriving as a couple in the face of cancer was released in May, 2013 and featured in the New York Times soon after.
Proceeds from the event will benefit the Chris4Life Colon Cancer Foundation, which is dedicated to finding a cure for colon cancer by funding and facilitating cutting edge research programs across the nation.
2014 Blue Hope Bash sponsors include Genentech, Medstar Georgetown Hospital, Sanofi, ABC7/WJLA-TV, News Channel 8, WTOP News 103.5FM, Bisnow, Covidien GI Solutions, Barrick Gold, Boston Biomedical, The Sampson Foundation and Fairfax Colon & Rectal Surgery.
What: Chris4Life Colon Cancer Foundation – 4th Annual Blue Hope Bash
Presented by: Chris4Life Colon Cancer Foundation
When: October 16, 2014
Where: Four Seasons Hotel, 2800 Pennsylvania Ave, Washington, D.C.
Time: 6:00-10:30 PM (6PM Cocktail Reception, 7:30PM Dinner, Auctions, Presentations & Entertainment
Social: @chris4cure #bluehopebash #loveyourbutt
Event Tickets: Range from $250-$1,000. Sponsorship opportunities also available.
Attire: ‘Something Blue’ Cocktail Attire