Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center Marks 40th Anniversary of Its Founding with Gala

October 28, 2010

Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, named for the legendary National Football League coach Vincent T. Lombardi, celebrated the 40th anniversary of its founding at a Gala held on November 6th at the Washington Hilton Hotel. In honor of this milestone, Vincent T. Lombardi II, grandson of this beloved figure, joined friends and supporters at the annual Lombardi Gala, “Color the Cure,” to honor Lombardi’s founding director, John Potter, MD, for his leadership in establishing the cancer center.

Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, a part of Georgetown University Medical Center, is founded on the principles of teamwork, commitment and excellence, encompassing the successful philosophy of the renowned football coach. Its oncologists, nurses and volunteers are dedicated to a comprehensive approach to individual care. Lombardi has access to the most advanced treatments in cancer including cutting edge clinical trials and has once again earned the National Cancer Institute’s highest distinction, remaining the only “comprehensive cancer center” in the Washington, DC region.

Washington Redskins greats Charley Taylor, John Riggins, Brig Owens and Bobby Mitchell were in attendance to help honor the founding of Lombardi.

A highlight of the evening was the raffle of a 2011 Lexus IS 250C courtesy of the Washington Area Lexus Dealers. The gala’s official sponsors include Lexus, represented by Lindsay Lexus of Alexandria, Lexus of Rockville, Lexus of Silver Spring and Pohanka Lexus of Chantilly, American Airlines, Diageo the Champagne & Wine Sponsor; and Washington Life.

Click here to view the October 28, 2010 press release

Author: Tressa Iris Kirby, GUMC Communications