About the Gala
The 27th Annual Lombardi Gala – an unparalleled celebration to benefit the Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, Louis M. Weiner, M.D., Director. This black-tie dinner dance features a cocktail reception and renowned silent auction; a raffle that includes a 2014 model Lexus automobile; presentation of awards to remarkable individuals for their fight against cancer; and more. One hundred percent of the proceeds from the Gala go directly to Lombardi for cancer research, education, and treatment.
One of just 41 comprehensive cancer centers in the nation designated by the National Cancer Institute, the Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center is the only one in the Washington, D.C. area. Named in memory of All Star Coach Vincent T. Lombardi, who was treated for cancer at Georgetown University Hospital, Lombardi’s world-renowned research faculty are discovering cancer risk factors, designing effective prevention strategies, and learning how to detect cancers earlier. They are developing and testing the cancer treatments of tomorrow – targeted therapies that will improve both survival and quality of life – and making progress toward the ultimate goal of eradicating cancer. Washington, D.C. has one of the highest cancer mortality rates in the country, and Lombardi’s team of oncology experts is ready to help you, your colleagues, family, and friends.
We hope that you will join us at the event and in the fight against cancer.