On May 14, 2018, Washington Redskin, Ryan Kerrigan will host the annual Leukemia Golf Classic to benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS). I hope that you will join Ryan and me in our commitment to making a difference in the lives of patients and families battling blood cancer. And you’ll have a great time doing it! We’ll be playing at the beautiful Lansdowne Resort, with members of Washington’s favorite football team! Last year, we were joined by the team’s General Manager, Head Coach, approximately 30 teammates, as well as other members of the Redskins organization. It’s a unique way to host clients, partners, family or friends.
In addition to having a unique and exclusive day on the links with the Redskins, you’ll also be helping LLS find cures and ensure access to treatments for people with blood cancers, including leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma. Consider these statistics:
- More than 1 million Americans are currently living with, or in remission from, a blood cancer.
- Every three minutes, someone is diagnosed with a blood cancer, with more than 155,000 new cases expected this year.
- Blood cancers are the third leading cause of cancer deaths in the US, behind cancers of the respiratory and digestive systems.
- Every 10 minutes, another child or adult dies from a blood cancer – that’s more than 155,000 deaths this year.
LLS has one goal: a world without blood cancers. Thanks in part to innovative research funded by LLS, survival rates for many blood cancers have doubled, tripled and even quadrupled since the 1960s. We are making tremendous progress. However, more than a third of patients do not survive five years after their blood cancer diagnosis, and leukemia still causes more deaths than any other cancer among children and young adults under the age of 20. More research to find cures is urgently needed.
There are individual and corporate sponsorship opportunities available to allow you or your company to support this worthy cause. To obtain sponsorship information please email Nicolette Boxe (2018 Executive Committee Member), at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Annual Meeting & Community Leadership Awards
In January of 2020, we will celebrate the leadership of our 2019 Chair of the Board, Lisa Kimball (The Arc of Loudoun), and welcome in our new Chair for 2020, Stacey Metcalfe (Inova Loudoun Hospital) and honor the Community Leadership Awards finalists and winners.
Annual Real Estate Event
While Loudoun outperforms other Virginia counties on most economic measures, we still face many challenges to our future prosperity. Whether it’s our investment in Metro, a housing affordability crisis or attracting a millennial workforce, Loudoun’s challenges demand effective solutions.
On Monday, August 19, 2019, we hosted our 37th Annual Golf Classic event at the award-winning Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf course, The Club at Creighton Farms. This course is one of the finest on the Eastern Seaboard — is nothing short of spectacular. This event has been Loudoun County’s Premier business golf tournament for three decades.
For the past 8 years, this casual, networking tournament pairs you and a partner against a field of over 30 two-man teams in a progressive four month tournament. Designed with the busy professional in mind, each event consists of a 9-hole round after work, followed by a short networking reception to get you home in time to put the kids to bed. The team with the lowest cumulative score after four events is the champion. The 2019 Winners were Tom Reed and Greg Wells. Congratulations! Stay tuned for the 2020 Golf Tour dates.
Small Business Awards
Join us on November 8, 2019 for the Loudoun Small Business Awards, for our 25th Anniversary of these prestigious honors celebrating the best small businesses, entrepreneurs and nonprofit organizations in our Loudoun community. Winners will be announced in front of a live audience of more than 400 of Loudoun’s top business and community leaders.
Superhero 5k & Kids Fun Run
As a Signature Chamber event, the Superhero 5k Run and Kids Fun Run offers companies a great way to show Loudoun County their commitment to healthy living for your employees and our community.
The Loudoun Chamber will honor local heroes, from Public Safety personnel to ordinary citizens, for their courageous, often lifesaving actions in 2019 at the 34th Annual Valor Awards ceremony. The entire Loudoun County business community will be invited to attend these Annual Valor Awards to help honor these dedicated public servants for their selfless acts of heroism and commitment to protecting our families, our neighbors and our community!