Lymphoma Research Foundation hosts annual gala in NYC

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On October 5, 2011 New York City's Chelsea Piers will play host to the largest non-profit in the country that is fully devoted to funding lymphoma research and to helping those with the disease and their loved ones, the Lymphoma Research Foundation (LRF), as it throws its annual gala recognizing the contributions of a select group of honorees.

Hosted by broadcast journalist Harry Smith, events include a silent auction as well as a live auction, with proceeds going towards the Foundation.

Philanthropic and corporate leadership awards will be presented to selected individuals and companies that have had a meaningful impact on helping the Foundation advance its mission.

The Freundlich Award honoree:
The Werner Family.

Corporate Leadership Award honorees:
Celgene Corporation
Genentech BioOncology

Said Diane Blum, the Foundation's CEO, "The Lymphoma Research Foundation is committed to eradicating lymphoma and serving those touched by this disease. The dedication of the Foundation's supporters, especially of those whom we are honoring at this year's gala, is instrumental to LRF's progress. LRF extends our sincerest gratitude to all of our supporters for their ongoing support of our vital mission."

2011 Co-Chairs:
Miriam & David Phalen
Sheri & Jimmy Rosenfeld

For more information about the Lymphoma Research Foundation's annual gala or to purchase tickets to the event, contact Taylor Zitay at (646) 465-9103.

For additional information about lymphoma check out the LRF's website at lymphoma.org

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