LUNGevity Foundation’s Musical Celebration of Hope Gala
Representative John D. Dingell Honored with Face of Hope Award; The Dow Chemical Company Honored with Hope Award for Corporate Leadership
LUNGevity Foundation brought together over 300 philanthropists, business leaders, and public officials for Saturday night’s Musical Celebration of Hope Gala at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium in Washington, DC. The gala celebrated the great progress that continues to be made in lung cancer research, building hope in the lung cancer community.
WUSA9’s Andrea Roane emceed the event, where LUNGevity President and Chairman Andrea Ferris presented the Hope Award for Corporate Leadership to The Dow Chemical Company and the Face of Hope Award to Representative John D. Dingell.
Guests at the Arabian Nights-themed evening included Chairs Ginny Grenham and Michelle Olson; Vice Chairs Sharon Bradley and Jamie Dorros; Corporate Chair The Honorable Frederic Malek; and Foundation Vice Chairman Jerry Sorkin.
The Dow Chemical Company’s General Counsel, Corporate Secretary, and Executive Vice President, Chuck Kalil, accepted the award on behalf of President, Chairman, and C.E.O. Andrew N. Liveris. Mr. Liveris shared inspiring remarks via video, noting, “Dow could not be prouder to play a part in your work, and tonight is a tremendous honor for our company. We know that there is no shortage in work being done.”
Representative John D. Dingell’s remarks served as a call to action to the crowd of LUNGevity supporters, concluding, “On this night of hope, I urge you to continue your work, continue your contributions to this effort, and continue our work to erase lung cancer for all. With your efforts, progress is being made each and every day to combat this terrible disease and protect our people. So, I thank you…for all that you do and have done, and all that we will do together.”