The Four Seasons ballroom hosted a sea of blue earlier this month as the Chris4Life Colon Cancer Foundation hosted its 5th Annual Blue Hope Bash.
While the Foundation has — for years — encouraged everyone to #loveyourbutt, this year, the organization led by Michael Sapienza and named in honor of his late mother Chris, also focused on the person’s other end.
Themed “Faces of Hope,” the annual event elevates the awareness of colorectal cancer, its prevention measures and research advancements. Not just a fundraiser, the Blue Hope Bash is an evening of hope, inspiration, and celebration that featured live entertainment by Sound Impact, speeches from notable VIPs, dinner, signature cocktails, a rousing auction, and inspirational stories from colon cancer survivors.
Representatives of Colontown — a new online community made up of engaged patients/survivors, and carepartners — were on hand sharing an abundance of enthusiasm, as well as WUSA Morning News Anchor Andrea Roane, who served as emcee.
The some $480,000 raised at the event will benefit the mission of 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.
*Images credit Mitchell Layton