The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society hosted its 27th annual ball on Saturday night at the convention center. TV star Jim Belushi provided upbeat blues with his Sacred Hearts Band.
The black tie affair drew nearly 2,000 for dinner, music from Jim, and comedy from Dana Carvey. Note, we didn’t double-source any of these facts. They are all, of course, according to Jim.
Local news anchors emceed: NBC4’s Angie Goff, ABC7’s Alison Starling, Fox5’s Laura Evans, and WUSA’s Anita Brikman.
Event co-chairs Human Genome Sciences’ James Davis and KPMG’s Candace Duncan presented awards to philanthropists. The event raised $2.75 million to find a cure for blood cancers.
Bisnow returned as a media partner of the ball. Local Motor’s Justin Fishkin, Bisnow’s Channing Muller, Scott Pacheco, Michael Ponticelli, cosmetic dentist Dr. Alex Mehrnaz Naini, Bisnow’s Marie Finnegan, Thrillist‘s Leo Schmid, Ditto Residential’s Martin Ditto, Cushman & Wakefield’s David Dochter, and the Genau Group’s Sam Sanders.