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 2019 Boasts Another Year of Success
A passionate philanthropist and former sports marketer took her skills and an idea and turned it into an annual event that has raised over $2.5 million for research at Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Center over two decades.
Held this year on June 17 at Morton’s Steakhouse in downtown Washington, DC, the Men’s Event raises funds for research and treatment for the most prevalent types of men’s cancers. In total, this year the event raised more than $200,000 in proceeds and had over 200 attendees. Read more about this event.