Summer 2009

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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