DKMS Raises over $1 million at 2nd Annual "Linked Against Leukemia Gala"
Super Model Cindy Crawford & Emanuel Chirico Honored and Mario Cantone Emceed the Event and Natasha Bedingfield Performed
New York, New York (May 7, 2008) — DKMS celebrated their 2nd Annual “Linked Against Leukemia” Gala tonight at Capitale in New York City. The black-tie affair raised 1.18 million dollars, enabling DKMS to register over 12,000 new marrow donors. DKMS, the world’s largest marrow donor center with more than 1.6 million registered donors, has helped facilitate more than 14,000 transplants.
The evening was hosted by actor/comedian Mario Cantone and featured musical performances by international pop-star Natasha Bedingfield, along with Darryl “DMC” McDaniels and platinum-selling recording artist, Sarah Connor. Cindy Crawford and Emanuel Chirico (Chairman & CEO, Phillips-Van Heusen) were honored. The event’s Honorary Chairman was Bernd Beetz (CEO, Coty Inc.) and committee members include Lauren Santo Domingo, Vanessa von Bismarck, Viktoria von Wulffen and Tom Murry, President & COO of Calvin Klein, Inc.
The evening was also an unforgettable celebration of the “moment of the match” between patients and donors. One young patient was united with her lifesaving donor for the first time, live on-stage at the gala.http://www.dkmsamericas.org/node/295