Cancer Gala Honors Leaders, Raises Money
Rachel Brem, director of breast imaging and intervention, professor of radiology and vice-chair of the Department of Radiology; Robert Siegel, professor of medicine, director of the Division
of Hematology/Oncology, chair of the board of directors of the Dr. Cyrus and Myrtle Katzen Cancer Research Center; Jeanette A. Michael, J.D. ’75, former executive director, D.C. Lottery and
Charitable Games Control Board and a member of the GW Board of Trustees; GW President Steven Knapp; Diane Knapp; and Steven Patierno, executive director, GW Cancer Institute.
Nearly 550 people attended the
Sixth Annual GW Cancer
Gala April 25 at the Ritz-
Carlton, Washington, D.C. This year’s
honorees were Sen. Edward M.
Kennedy (D–Mass.), Rachel Brem
and Jeanette A. Michael, J.D. ’75,
who received the Cancer Compassion
Award, the Commitment to Overcoming
Cancer Award, and the Spirit of
Life Award, respectively. CNN lead
political anchor and host of The
Situation RoomWolf Blitzer served
as master of ceremonies for the night
and Grammy Award-winning guitar
duo Al Petteway and Amy White
provided the evening’s entertainment.
The annual gala honors leaders in
the fight against cancer and raises funds
for research, treatment and critical
cancer programs in the D.C. metropolitan area, such as free prostate cancer
screenings and the GW Mammovan.
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