Last week, The George Washington University and The George Washington University Medical Center announced the honorees for the Sixth Annual GW Cancer Gala. The event will be held at the Ritz Carlton at 22nd and M Streets on April 25th, and will award the 2009 Cancer Compassion Award to Sen. Edward M. Kennedy of Massachusetts for his devotion to improving access to and quality of care for many struggling Americans nationwide. The senator was diagnosed with brain cancer last year.
The event will also honor two renowned figures in the medical and cancer communities: Dr. Rachel F. Brem of the GW Medical Center for her nationally-recognized work and research in the area of breast cancer treatment and detection, and Attorney Jeanette A. Michael, a Washington lawyer and breast cancer survivor who is a vigorous leader and advocate for breast cancer awareness.
The event will be emceed by Wolf Blitzer, anchor of CNN’s The Situation Room and Grammy Award-winning guitarist Al Petteway and Amy White will provide the evening’s musical entertainment.
- Jared Pliner