Inside Chris4Life’s 5th Annual Blue Hope Bash

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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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