The seventh annual Delete Blood Cancer Gala held on May 1 at Cipriani Wall Street raised $3.7 million to support the fight against leukemia and other blood-related cancers.
The money raised jointly by Coty Inc., a leading global beauty company, and Delete Blood Cancer, part of the world’s top bone marrow donor center, will help register 55,000 new bone marrow donors and help patients worldwide.
Over the past 20 years, Delete Blood Cancer DKMS has registered over 3.5 million donors and has facilitated more than 35,000 lifesaving transplants around the world.[ Also Read: Smartphone App for Breast Cancer Patients ]
During the star-studded event, Glenda Bailey, editor-in-chief of Harper’s Bazaar, presented the “Delete Blood Cancer Award” to Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, co-founder, artistic director and EVP of OPI Products, for her commitment to the cause.
Pop star Katy Perry presented designer Vera Wang with the award, which Wang shared with actress Leighton Meester for their promotion of Delete Blood Cancer’s Share the Love campaign encouraging people to get swabbed and register as bone marrow donors.[ Also Read: What Will Happen to Me If I Get Cancer? ]
Katharina Harf, co-founder of Delete Blood Cancer and co-host of the event, presented the honor to the “Gossip Girl” actress. TV personality and celebrity designer Nate Berkus co-hosted the Gala.
After the award presentations, the event featured live performances by Grammy Award-winning artists Jill Scott and Lady Antebellum.
In the picture above: Artist Katy Perry, Coty Inc. CEO Michele Scannavini and Delete Blood Cancer co-founder Katharina Harf at the Seventh Annual Delete Blood Cancer Gala.