Children's Cancer & Blood Foundation Annual Gala Honoring Katie Couric

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Celebrity honoree Katie Couric comes out for an evening to support children with cancer and blood diseases at the CCBF Breakthrough Ball Gala on Wednesday, October 27th 2010. Couric joins past recipients of the Breakthrough Spirit Award, including Toni Braxton, Ted Turner, and Swizz Beatz.

Ted Turner, Toni Braxton and Chales Grodin at the 2009 CCBF Gala

WHAT:    Charles Grodin, Master of Ceremonies, will host the Breakthrough Ball Benefit Gala – the signature fundraising event of the Children’s Cancer & Blood Foundation (CCBF), an organization dedicated to treating children with chronic, life-threatening cancers and blood disorders. 100% of the proceeds raised will support the cause.

The event will include cocktails, dinner, silent and live auctions and a program that includes the presentation of the KEY TO LIFE AWARD to Katie Couric, (Anchor and Managing Editor of CBS Evening News with Katie Couric and 60 Minutes Correspondent), the BREAKTHROUGH SPIRIT AWARD to Daryl Hall (Legendary Singer/Songwriter) and Trent Tucker (NBA Champion/Founder of the Trent Tucker Non Profit Foundation.)

WHO:     Charles Grodin, Katie Couric, Daryl Hall, Trent Tucker, Amani Toomer, Howard Cross, Toni Braxton, Ted Turner, Swizz Beatz. Honorary Co-Chairs Ray Mirra and Carolyn Weiner with Benefit Co-Chairs Gail Evertz, Isabel Kallman, Barri Lieberman, Erika Marsh, M. Reza Raein, Tara Reddi and Chairman Les Lieberman will also be attending.

WHEN:    Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Press Check-In: 6:00pm
Arrivals: 6:30-10:30

Fifth Avenue at Central Park South
New York City

MORE:    Through its support of the Division of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, the Children’s Cancer & Blood Foundation has created a standard of excellence in the treatment of children with chronic, life-threatening cancers and blood disorders since 1952.

Children and their families receive the most advanced, comprehensive care provided by a team of pediatric specialists in an atmosphere of compassion, hope and wellness. No child is ever turned away for treatment regardless of the financial circumstances.

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