On November 2, over 500 guests celebrated at the 35th annual CCF Gala. Emceed by WJZ-TV Sports Director Mark Viviano, the evening focused on Extraordinary Families, and included Grant and Award presentations, and a video featuring the powerful stories of local cancer survivors Grace Callwood and Darren Leonard.
Since 1984, the CCF Gala has recognized local individuals who make valuable contributions to children and families facing a diagnosis of cancer. During the program, CCF presented nearly $1 million in grants to area researchers and programs that are advancing treatment and improving the lives of children fighting cancer.
Local restaurateur and philanthropist Lance Cook was awarded the 2019 Hero Award on behalf of Tino’s Italian Bistro. Dan Kenney, CCF Treasurer, accepted the 2019 Fighter Award on behalf of CohnReznick.
Local percussionist and cancer survivor Noah Kabia joined Black Tie on the stage and entertained guests for several songs. Many of our young guests joined the band on stage later in the evening.
We are grateful to all of our Gala sponsor and contributors (listed below) throughout the year –and especially grateful to Giant Food for committing $600,000 to CCF through their annual pediatric cancer fundraising efforts.
CCF extends our appreciation to all volunteers, individuals and organizations that donated their time and services to make the evening successful. We especially wish to thank all of the families who joined us on November 2nd.
|Baltimore Sun Media Group|
|Johns Hopkins Division of Pediatric Oncology|
|Children’s National Health System||Safeway|
|General Mills||Schmidt Baking|
|M&T Bank||University of Maryland Medical Center|
|Maryland Proton Treatment Center||Weis Markets|
|Apartment Turnovers Inc./Apartment Restorers LLC||Lancaster Foods|
|Azrael Franz Schwab & Lipowitz LLC||McCormick & Company|
|Christopher Chadwick||Moonlight Companies|
|CohnReznick||Potomac Sprout Co.|
|Domino Sugar||ROSS Companies|
|Force 3||Herman and Walter Samuelson Children’s Hospital at Sinai|
|KL Hoffman & Co.||Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center|
|Keystone Electric||Johns Hopkins Medicine|
|The Children’s Inn at NIH|
|SILENT AUCTION SPONSOR|
|Castle Sprinkler and Alarm Inc.|