Friday, March 20, 2009

To the Nth Degree!

Welcome to my blog…to the Nth Degree! The goal of to the Nth Degree is involve friends, family, and supporters with this campaign from start to finish. I will also provide dates of the many exciting events we have planned as well as information and links to different sites including the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and our wonderful sponsors. I hope you all find my blog to be both informative and inspiring!

I cannot begin to put into words how honored I am to be a candidate in this year’s Man & Woman of the Year Campaign. As many of you know, this is a cause I am very passionate about. In October 1995 I lost my father to a twelve-year battle to non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. When I was asked to participate, I gladly accepted the challenge with the optimism of one day finding a cure.

The LLS Man & Woman of the Year Campaign is a unique campaign raising money for the taxing fight against blood cancers. On April 1st, I will join eighteen other DC candidates vie for the title as the National Chapter Man or Woman of the Year. The male and female candidates with the most votes are then named the chapter's Man & Woman of the Year. Every dollar counts as one vote so I need your help in reaching our goal of raising $100,000!

The one thing that makes this campaign very unique is while we compete in the DC area, 41 other cities across America are also kicking off their Man & Woman of the Year campaigns. Talk about competition! More importantly, we raise money in honor of a Boy & Girl of the Year. These inspiring children are patient heroes chosen for their strength and winning attitudes. This year, we are raising money in honor of Alessandro Valeri and Megan Avery. In later blogs I will highlight their touching stories.

You may be wondering where the name to the Nth Degree came from. To the Nth Degree refers to our infinite ability to make a difference. We are all affected by cancer to the Nth Degree. We support finding a cure to the Nth Degree. We will raise funds to the Nth Degree. We are committed to the Nth Degree.

Couture for a Cure – Save the Date!

To the Nth Degree and America's Polo Cup proudly present Couture for a Cure - a fashion show highlighting the work of local designers including Aidah Fontenot, Tsyndyma, Lost Boys, Wendy Jarmol Jewelry, and Evelyn Brooks Jewelry all while Deejay Neekola spins her amazing beats and our Master of Ceremonies, Paul Wharton, gets the crowd going! Couture for a Cure will honor eight individuals who are currently living with cancer, have survived cancer, or have lost a loved one to cancer. Ultimately, it will provide these amazing individuals a well-deserved day of beauty and glamour provided by James Cornwell.

Come join us on May 7th from 7:30 to 10:30 pm at the Peacock Grand Café. Tickets to this remarkable event are $55 in advance and $65 at the door. This tax deductible donation includes open bar for all sponsored drink items, heavy hors d'oeuvres, and the chance to win plenty of raffle and silent auction items. Because we want to end the evening on a high-note, your ticket will also get you admission to Shadow Room for the Couture for a Cure after party.

Beginning April 1st, you will be able to purchase tickets in advance. Just go to: We look forward to seeing you there!

Calling All DC United Fans!

Come watch DC United take on their next opponent at Eighteenth and Red in Adams Morgan. Your generous $10 donation will get you $2 drafts and $3 rail drinks. Viewing parties will be available for the following games:

April 11 - Saturday vs Real Salt Lake at 6:00 pm

April 26 - Sunday vs New York Red Bulls at 3:00 pm

May 6 - Wednesday vs Kansas City Wizards at 8:30 pm

May 30 - Saturday vs New England Revolution at 7:30 pm