Second Annual Light Up The Season Event to Benefit Children’s National @ Four Seasons DC
Dec 16 @ 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Light Up The Season is a family-friendly community fundraising event to benefit Children’s National to be held on Sunday, December 16, 2018 from 12 – 4 p.m. at Four Season’s Hotel in Washington, DC. It is co-hosted by Children’s Health Board and Four Seasons Hotel Washington, DC.

Who: Light Up The Season’s Second Annual Event

What: This event highlights collaborations between Children’s National patients and notable area designers and artists – 23 in all from Washington, DC, Maryland and Virginia, see list below and in attached press release. Together, they will create holiday trees, mantelpieces, wreaths, menorahs and artwork – all available for purchase. Proceeds benefit Children’s National. Activities for all ages include holiday cookie decorating, ornament making, musical performances and visits from Santa and Dr. Bear. Entertainment expert Penny Lyons of Lyonslifestyle will offer an exclusive presentation focused on her “making the ordinary extraordinary” approach to entertaining at home.

April McClain-Delaney, regulatory attorney and Washington Director of Common Sense Media, will serve as this year’s Light Up The Season Honorary Chair. McClain-Delaney is a longtime advocate for children. She has served on the Children’s Hospital Foundation Board, was named an outstanding woman alumnae by Georgetown Law Center, is a John Carroll Society Awardee and is married to Maryland Congressman John Delaney.

Event Co-Chairs Shannon BurkhartSusan Hayes-Long and Muffin Lynham are working closely with design advisors Barry DixonLauren Liess and Frank Babb Randolph. High res images from last year’s inaugural event as well images of this year’s designers and patients are available upon request.

Where: The Four Seasons Hotel Washington, DC

2800 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW

Washington, DC 20007

When: Sunday, December 16, 2018 from 12- 4 p.m.

Tickets: Click here to purchase tickets


Designers, florists and artists participating:

Jeff AkseizerAkseizer Design Group

Jose Solis Betancourt and Paul SherrillSolis Betancourt

Molly Bruno, Molly Bruno Interiors, Molly Bruno

Susan Burke, Susan Burke Style

Iantha CarleyIantha Carley Interiors

Suzie Clayton, Dalton Brody

Wendy DanzigerDanziger Design

Miriam Dillon and Hannah BockBarnes Vanze

Laura Dowling, Laura Dowling

Eve FayeFarrow & Ball

Yvette FreemanDistrict Designers

Rachel and Charles Gang, Helen Olivia Flowers

Ashley Greer, Atelier Ashley Flowers

Sarah HayesSarah Hayes Design

Liz Levin and Tess FinneganLiz Levin Interiors

Lauren and David LiessLauren Liess

Lanie MannLanie Mann Art

Anna MathewsAnna Mathews Interiors

Marika MeyerMarika Meyer Interiors & Textiles

Claire Niermann and Eleanor NiermannNiermann Weeks

Maggie O’NeillMaggie O’Neill Fine Art

Sascha Roth, Urban Country

Roger Whyte, RJ Whyte Events


Entertainment/Pop-Up Shops:

Metropolitan School of the Arts (Dance), The Georgetown Saxatones Acapella Group, Rhythmaya Dance (Bollywood Fusion) and Reggie Rice Comedy Illusionist. Popup shops include Dalton Brody, Julia Farr Boutique, Suzanne DesignsWhyte House Monograms, Christi Perez DesignsSonya FlanaganMary Making Design, and Georgetown Paperie. The décor coordinator is Quintece Hill-Mattauszek.

Redskins Viewing Party @ Patriot Harley-Davidson
Dec 16 @ 12:30 PM – 4:00 PM

Patriot Harley-Davidson, 9739 Fairfax Boulevard, will host a special Redskins viewing party on Sunday, December 16, from 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m., and meet & greet with former Redskin and Hall of Famer, Darrell Green.  The event is FREE and open to the public.

Watch the 1 p.m. Redskins/Jaguars game on a big screen while you check out the Harley-Davidson motorcycles.  Darrell Green will be available for pictures throughout the event and will take part in a half-time Q&A session.

Additionally, photos that can be autographed, will be available in exchange for a new, unused, unwrapped toy donation for the Sheehy Toys for Tots toy drive, or $25 in Harley-Davidson merchandise purchased that day.  These photos are the only items Green will autograph.

Sports memorabilia including Green’s Hall of Fame Bust and Jacket will also be on display, along with Green’s custom Redskins-themed Harley-Davidson.  The TEAM 980 Street Team will also be on-hand to keep the party going.

For more information visit or call 703-352-5400.

Ryan Kerrigan Leukemia Golf Classic @ Lansdowne Resort
May 13 – May 14 all-day

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 or contact the Information Resource Center at (800) 955-4572, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET.

Wanderlust Mindful Triathlon
May 19 all-day

Wanderlust, producer of the largest yoga lifestyle events in the world, in partnership with adidasbrings Wanderlust 108, the world’s only mindful triathlon, back to Washington DC on May 19, 2018.  Coming to The Lawn at Oklahoma Avenue, Wanderlust’s unique triathlon consists of a five-kilometer run (or walk), a music-fueled, outdoor yoga class led by Faith Hunter and a guided meditation led by Tracee Stanley. Mindful triathletes can also groove to the sounds of DJ Jesse Blake, browse the marketplace of local craft and food vendors, and experience bonus fitness classes throughout the day.

New for 2018, participants in North America will be able to choose from an array of premium ticket options to create their perfect Wanderlust 108 adventure.  Prices start at $30, with premium packages from $99.  Wanderlust will donate $1.08 from every ticket sold to The Global Fund to Fight AIDS with (RED). To date, (RED) has generated more than $500 million for the AIDS fight, supporting HIV/AIDS programs and services in eight countries in Africa. 100% of money raised goes to work on the ground—no overhead is taken. For more information, visit

At all Wanderlust 108 events, the Kula Marketplace will showcase local craft vendors, including clothing, jewelry, and handcrafted items. Local and organic food vendors will be on site, as well as a retail store experience created by adidas and Wanderlust housed in a 60’ geodesic dome.  Items from the adidas x Wanderlust co-branded collection will be sold on site at each event.

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