Nearly 600 To Attend Ninth Annual Blue Hope Bash
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Nearly 600 To Attend Ninth Annual Blue Hope Bash

Nearly 600 To Attend Ninth Annual Blue Hope Bash

The Washington region’s most generous allies will join together for an evening in blue to raise funds to end colorectal cancer in our lifetime, when the Colorectal Cancer Alliance hosts its annual Blue Hope Bash gala on Saturday, November 2.  The event will celebrate the Alliance’s 20th anniversary and raise funds to support its efforts to increase awareness and screening, care for patients and their families, and fund critical research. Since the event’s inception in 2010, it has raised more than $8 million. 

The evening will feature entertainment by the world-famous Jersey Boys, live and silent auctions, as well as the first-ever Bash After Dark party. 

The Blue Hope Bash event series is the premier fundraiser of the Colorectal Cancer Alliance. The Bash occurs in cities across America to celebrate survivorship and remember loved ones. Grab your friends for a night out in DC to support the Alliance’s lifesaving efforts.

WHAT: Colorectal Cancer Alliance 9th Annual Blue Hope Bash 

WHEN: Saturday, November 2

6:30 p.m. - Reception

8:00 p.m. - Dinner & Program

10:00 p.m. - Dancing (Bash After Dark)

WHERE: Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium, 1301 Constitution Ave, NW - Washington, D.C.

EVENT THEME: Nation of Allies: 20 Years

BASH EMCEE:Craig Melvin, News Anchor, NBC News' TodayCo-Host, 3rd Hour of NBC News' Today and Anchor of MSNBC Live. In 2017, Craig shared on the Today Show his connection with the disease when his brother Lawrence, was diagnosed with Stage 4 colon cancer at age 39.  (Today Show Link) Melvin has been an active supporter and ally of the Colorectal Cancer Alliance.

EVENT CO-CHAIRS: Curtis & Amanda Polk, Stan & Nina Snow. Amanda and Nina lost their dear friend of over 15 years, Michelle Benaim, to colorectal cancer.  Michelle was diagnosed with stage IV colon cancer in 2015 at age 47 and passed away in 2017 at the age of 49, leaving behind her husband Avi and their three children. 


This evening of hope, inspiration, and celebration will feature a welcome reception, notable VIPs, dinner, live and silent auctions, an after-party and other elements such as:   

Porsche Car Raffle - one lucky winner will win a custom 2020 Porsche Macan S.  Only 1,000 tickets were printed and the winner does not need to be present to win. Raffle tickets are $100 . 

Bubbles & Bling - Purchase a glass of champagne for $100 for the chance to win a gorgeous custom made sapphire necklace or men's Rolex watch courtesy of Liljenquist & Beckstead.

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Twitter: @ccalliance

Instagram: @colorectalcanceralliance




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