Get Snowed Inn with The Children’s Inn at NIH on Feb. 23, 2019. Join the perfect DC après-ski party and dance the night away with a live DJ or finish unwinding from the holiday rush by relaxing in a ski lodge setting, with friends old and new. What else? Enjoy unlimited drinks created by the area’s best mixologists, plus a wide range of appetizers and bites, bid on unique experiences offered through a silent auction, play games or create a small gift to lift the spirits of a child staying at The Children’s Inn. It’s great to get Snowed Inn!
Chance for Life was created in 2005 in honor of Kennedy Snyder, who was diagnosed with an aggressive spinal cord tumor at age two. What began as a small get-together has become an established 501(c)3 non-profit that holds one of metropolitan Washington’s top charity events. The annual fundraiser features a Texas Hold ’Em style poker tournament, top chef taste experience, and a glamorous Vegas-style after party. Its 14th annual celebration is presented by The Boeing Company, hosted by MGM National Harbor, and powered by RedPeg, providing 100% of net proceeds to help fund vital pediatric cancer research at Children’s National Health System and through Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation.
The Charity Poker Tournament is a Texas Hold ’Em style tournament with over 700 participating amateur players. Prizes are awarded for the top 30 winners with a grand prize of a $10,000 seat at the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas. The event features a top-shelf open bar, sprawling buffet, silent auction, celebrities, and more throughout the day. Poker players also have complimentary access to the Taste Experience.
The Taste Experience features uniquely curated food from renowned chefs who cook throughout metropolitan Washington. Dance the night away with an incredible line up of live performances, capped off with a surprise celebrity headliner. The night continues with a vibrant after party featuring VIP lounges, a top DJ and even more entertainment.
WHEN: Saturday, March 9, 2019
Charity Poker Tournament | 11:30am
Poker registration opens – 10am
Poker doors open – 11am
Taste Experience & Party | 6:30pm
WHERE: MGM National Harbor
MGM Grand Ballroom
101 MGM National Avenue
Oxon Hill, MD 20745
TICKETS: Individual tickets and sponsorships for both events now available at https://e.givesmart.com/events/buX/.
About Chance for Life
Less than 4% of the federal government’s total funding for cancer research is dedicated to childhood cancers each year. Chance for Life takes direct aim to fill this gap, providing 100% of net proceeds to help fund vital pediatric cancer research at Children’s National Health System and through Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation. The non-profit’s major charity poker tournament and taste experience has historically raised over $4.2 million to directly support those on the forefront of local cancer research and care. For more information, please visit chanceforlife.net or follow the 501(c)(3) on Facebook and Twitter.
The DC Public Library Foundation invites you to the 4th Annual Story Time Gala Reception, celebrating libraries and learning.
Date: Wednesday, May 8th
· Time: 6:00pm to 9:00pm
· Location: The Capital Hilton – 1001 16th St NW, Washington, DC 20036
· Ticket Price: $250
· Ticket Sales Link: bit.ly/18th-hope-awards
Join Calvary Women’s Services for a fun and inspirational evening as we celebrate women who are achieving their goals and making lasting changes in their lives. Enjoy a delicious cocktail reception while mingling with community leaders, bid on incredible items and unique packages during the exciting live and silent auctions, and hear uplifting stories about Calvary’s impact and the women we serve.
We’ll come together to honor leaders who inspire and empower women, and celebrate the successes of women at Calvary who are ending their homelessness for good.
Calvary Women’s Services empowers homeless women in Washington, DC to transform their lives through housing, health, education, and employment programs.
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.
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 red.org.
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.