2023 Men’s Event Returns in Support of Cancer Research
(November 21, 2023) — More than 125 men gathered for the 23rd Annual Men’s Event to help raise money and awareness for cancer research in support of Georgetown University’s Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center. The event, which took place on November 16 at Morton’s The Steakhouse D.C., blended an educational session with networking, fine food and spirits, and an appearance by Georgetown men’s basketball coach Ed Cooley. This year, the evening pulled in just over $125,000 for cancer research.
2023 Men’s Event Co-Chairs
Floyd “Skip” Davis
Louis M. Weiner
Premier Sponsors, Freedom Bank of Virginia
Briefing Sponsor, Procure IT
Dinner Sponsors, Gensler and ULLICO
Cocktail Hour Underwriter, American Real Estate Partners
Wine Underwriter, Corstone Capital
After Party Underwriter, Paul Schweitzer
Gift Underwriter, Floyd E. Davis Company
Centers for Advanced Orthopaedics
Maryland Oral Surgery Associates
PCM Services, Inc.
Mohit Gupta, MD, a urologic oncologist at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, delivered the “Cancer Briefing.” Offered each year to provide education so men can be better advocates for their health, Gupta gave an update on prostate cancer. He is a member of Georgetown Lombardi and the director of urologic clinical research.
Paul Schweitzer, one of the event co-chairs, shared that cancer has touched his family’s life. “When you need a place to turn to for the best and most comprehensive cancer care, a place that gives patients access to breakthrough cancer treatments and clinical trials, you can turn to Georgetown Lombardi.” The event’s other co-chairs were Clifford Alexander, Floyd “Skip” Davis, Jason Gold, Louis M. Weiner and Brad Englander.
Cancer center director Louis M. Weiner, MD, shared his gratitude for those who came to support cancer research. “I witness the impact of philanthropy daily. Your support is crucial for high-risk, high-reward projects that might lead to the next big breakthroughs in the fight against cancer.”
Men’s Event attendees were treated to a special guest: Ed Cooley, head coach of the Georgetown University men’s basketball team. Coach Cooley emphasized the power of creating community.
The annual live auction kicked off with the chance to bid on a Morton’s in-home catered dinner for eight, followed by an exclusive in-restaurant experience at Morton’s D.C., and two extra-large bottles of wine (pictured).
The final auction item has become an annual tradition: a collection of high-end wines known as the “Killer Case of Wine.” The auction tallied $15,000.
Throughout the evening guests mixed and mingled while enjoying cocktails and an informal dinner.