Lymphoma Research Foundation Fashion Luncheon Raises Over a Million Dollars for Blood Cancer Research

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Partnership with Saks Fifth Avenue Makes Eighth Annual South Florida Luncheon Enormous Success

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From left to right: Elisabeth Dalfen, Joan Hauser, Dr. Ann LaCasce, Mitzi Oreman, Gladys Cook, Jane Yudell

The Lymphoma Research Foundation (LRF) – the nation’s largest non-profit organization devoted exclusively to funding innovative lymphoma research and serving the lymphoma community through a comprehensive series of education programs, outreach initiatives and patient services – held its Eighth Annual South Florida Luncheon on February 3, 2014 at St. Andrews Country Club in Boca Raton, FL. The Luncheon was attended by a sold-out crowd of over 300 people and raised nearly $150,000 this year. Since 2007, LRF’s Florida Luncheon has raised more than $1.1 million to support the Foundation’s mission to eradicate lymphoma and serve those touched by the disease.

“Thanks to the dedication and commitment of our supporters, partners and organizing committee, the Florida Luncheon has become LRF's signature fashion event, raising significant funds to support lymphoma research and programs," said Gladys Cook, one of the event's co-chairs.

Guests enjoyed a Fashion Show featuring The ESCADA Spring 2014 Collection presented by Saks.

Fifth Avenue, Boca Raton, as well as an onsite boutique in which Saks generously donated 10 percent of the event sales to the Lymphoma Research Foundation. The charity Luncheon was co-chaired by Judith Bronsteen, Gladys Cook, Elisabeth Dalfen, Joan Hauser, Ellen Liebman, Mitzi Oreman and Jane Yudell. Dr. Ann S. LaCasce, Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School’s Dana Farber Cancer Institute and LRF Scientific Advisory Board Member, served as the event’s keynote speaker. For more information about the South Florida Fashion Luncheon, including photos from the event, visit

About the Lymphoma Research Foundation
The Lymphoma Research Foundation (LRF) is the nation’s largest non-profit organization devoted to funding innovative research and serving the lymphoma community through a comprehensive series of education programs, outreach initiatives and patient services. To date, LRF has awarded more than $54 million in lymphoma-specific research.

For additional information on LRF’s research, education and services, visit

About Saks Fifth Avenue, Boca Raton
Saks Fifth Avenue, one of the world’s preeminent specialty retailers, is renowned for its superlative American and international designer collections, its expertly edited assortment of handbags, shoes, jewelry, cosmetics and gifts, and the first-rate fashion expertise and exemplary client service of its Associates. Today, Saks operates 46 full-line stores in 22 states, 2 licensed stores in the Middle East and 2 licensed stores in Mexico City, 61 Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH stores and, the company’s online store.

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