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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 6, 2013


CONTACT:

Karen Mallet
(media only)
km463@georgetown.edu


MEDIA ADVISORY: The Men’s Event


WASHINGTON — The Men's Event benefits prostate cancer treatment and research at Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center. Last year's event raised $20,000 for advancing state-of-the-art treatment, and had more than 200 attendees.

What: The Men’s Event, a gathering of prominent DC-area businessmen supporting cancer research.

Where: The Capital Grill,?5310 Western Avenue,?Chevy Chase, Md., 20815

When: Monday, June 24, 2013

5:30 p.m.  — Prostate cancer research and treatment update
6 to 7 p.m. — Cocktails
7:15 p.m. — Dinner program and auction 

Presented by: K & L Gates and the National Cancer Prevention Fund

Master of Ceremonies: Leon Harris, WJLA Channel 7 news anchor

Event co-chairs: Clifford J. Alexander of K&L Gates, LLP;Floyd (Skip) Davis III of Floyd E. Davis Company; Mark O. Decker of BMO Capital Markets; H. Jason Gold of Wiley Rein, LLP; Paul S. Schweitzer of Serten Advisors; Vic Seested III of

UBS PrivateWealthManagement; and Louis M. Weiner, M.D., of Georgetown Lombardi

Physician presenters: Dr. Louis Weiner, Dr. Giuseppe Giaccone, Dr. Sean Collins, Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center

Media RSVP: Todd Bentsen tpb24@georgetown.edu (Media invited to attend from 5:30 to 7:15pm; dinner seating not available)

About Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center
Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, part of Georgetown University Medical Center and MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, seeks to improve the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of cancer through innovative basic and clinical research, patient care, community education and outreach, and the training of cancer specialists of the future. Georgetown Lombardi is one of only 41 comprehensive cancer centers in the nation, as designated by the National Cancer Institute (grant #P30 CA051008), and the only one in the Washington, DC area. For more information, go to http://lombardi.georgetown.edu.

About Georgetown University Medical Center
Georgetown University Medical Center is an internationally recognized academic medical center with a three-part mission of research, teaching and patient care (through MedStar Health). GUMC’s mission is carried out with a strong emphasis on public service and a dedication to the Catholic, Jesuit principle of cura personalis -- or "care of the whole person." The Medical Center includes the School of Medicine and the School of Nursing & Health Studies, both nationally ranked; Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, designated as a comprehensive cancer center by the National Cancer Institute; and the Biomedical Graduate Research Organization (BGRO), which accounts for the majority of externally funded research at GUMC including a Clinical and Translational Science Award from the National Institutes of Health.

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