Marking its fourteenth anniversary, the 2019 Ryan Kerrigan Leukemia Golf Classic is set for May 13, 2019 at Lansdowne Resort in Leesburg, VA. Proceeds benefit the mission of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS): to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families.
Ryan Kerrigan, hosting this event for the fifth straight year, will gather with committee members and chairs, event sponsors, honored patients and more to officially kick off the event at Ruth’s Chris-Tysons Corner on Tuesday, November 13, 2018.
The Ryan Kerrigan Leukemia Golf Classic is a high-profile, celebrity golf tournament featuring Washington Redskins players, coaches, front office executives, alumni and media personalities. Linebacker and Pro Bowler, Ryan Kerrigan hosts this exclusive event which includes golf at one of Northern Virginia’s premier courses, live & silent auctions, reception, dinner and awards ceremony.
Larry Michael, Senior Vice President and “Voice of the Washington Redskins” is the Honorary Chairman of the event. The 2019 Ryan Kerrigan Leukemia Golf Classic Tournament Chairs are Jamie Graham of KippsDeSanto & Co and Brian Nelsen of The Carlyle Group. They lead an executive committee of more than 20 high-ranking executives who represent several major corporations in the Washington, D.C. area.
“The Leukemia Golf Classic is a fantastic way to make a real impact on blood cancer research and have fun at the same time. No other tournament in our area brings together so many members of the Redskins organization, together with area business executives,” said Graham.
Providing inspiration for the committee members and golfers are the event’s Honored Hero Patients, 7 year old Josiah and 6 year old Drew. In December 2016, Josiah was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) just before his 6th birthday. Today Josiah is your typical energetic, rumbustious 7 year old boy. He loves playing video games and flag football. At 5 years old, Drew was diagnosed with Pre B Standard Risk ALL, the most common form in children. Drew’s family is incredibly proud of their brave boy as he continues on his treatment plan. With your support, LLS is advancing cures for patients like Josiah and Drew!
The Leukemia Golf Classic was founded in 2006 by then-Redskin quarterback Mark Brunell, and has since raised nearly $3 million for LLS.
About The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society ® (LLS) is the world’s largest voluntary health agency dedicated to blood cancer. The LLS mission: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. LLS funds lifesaving blood cancer research around the world and provides free information and support services.
Founded in 1949 and headquartered in White Plains, NY, LLS has chapters throughout the United States and Canada. To learn more, visit www.LLS.org or contact the Information Resource Center at (800) 955-4572, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET. www.lls.org.