Leading the Way in the Fight Against Cancer
Since 2000, the Men’s Event has supported cancer research funding at Georgetown Lombardi for the most prevalent types of men’s cancers. As the Washington area’s only National Cancer Institute designated comprehensive cancer center, Georgetown Lombardi has become a world-class leader in transformative advancements in cancer research and treatments for nearly 50 years.
With prostate cancer in particular touching one in six men, the Prostate Center at the Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center is responding to an urgent need. The center is a multidisciplinary clinic that allows Georgetown to effectively harness the resources of its pre-eminent radiation medicine, urology, and oncology departments.
The Men’s Event makes it possible to continue the lifesaving work that is done every day at Georgetown Lombardi. Research leads to clinical trials and innovative new treatments that are making dramatic impacts on the lives of people with cancer. Georgetown Lombardi is leading the way in immunotherapies, precision medicine and proton beam therapies, not only for prostate cancer but also lung, pancreatic, colon, melanoma, and many other malignancies. Georgetown Lombardi has attracted the best and brightest doctors, nurses, scientists and researchers who are guided by the principle of cura personalis, “care of the whole person,” to help patients live longer with a higher quality of life.
Georgetown Lombardi Men’s Event 2018 Boasts Another Year of Success
The transformative power of philanthropy was on display June 18 as nearly 200 men, representing the highest rungs of Washington’s corporate, sports and social communities, attended the 19th annual Men’s Event, a fundraiser to support research by Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center on cancers that disproportionately affect men.
Over the course of nearly two decades, the event has raised about $2.5 million for Georgetown Lombardi, bringing in almost $200,000 in 2018 alone. “I witness the impact of philanthropy in the fight against cancer every day,” said Louis M. Weiner, MD, director of Georgetown Lombardi. “We are so lucky at Georgetown to be surrounded by a community of dedicated supporters and believers, and every person in this room is a part of that community.” Read more about this event.