The ACLT's 10th Final Gift of Life Ball is to be Held at London's Stunning New Venue Altitude 360 with Guest of Honour The Duchess of York

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Justin Etzin, Entrepreneur & Luxury Brand Owner of Altitude 360, comments: "The Etzin Foundation & Altitude 360 are proud to be supporting the good work of the ACLT, a charity dedicated to raising awareness of Leukemia. On the 10th October 2009, Altitude 360 welcomes The Duchess of York who will be attending this glamorous event along with other celebrities from the world of sport, film and music."

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The Etzin Foundation & Altitude 360 are proud to be supporting the good work of the ACLT, a charity dedicated to raising awareness of Leukemia. On the 10th October 2009, Altitude 360 welcomes The Duchess of York who will be attending this glamorous event along with other celebrities from the world of sport, film and music

The Duchess of York will attend the ACLT's final Gift of Life Ball. The 10th ball will be held at London's stunning new venue Altitude 360: London's largest venue with a view. Altitude 360 is located in the heart of Westminster SW1 & offers 360˚ views over the whole of London and its famous landmarks.

This year's Gift of Life Fund raising Ball in association with the National Blood Service, part of NHS Blood and Transplant, will mark the 10th year since the charity's spearhead Daniel De-Gale overcame the odds to receive a life saving bone marrow transplant, whilst also celebrating the 13th anniversary of the ACLT, a charity dedicated to raising awareness of leukemia (bone marrow and blood donation) and increasing the number of ethnic minorities on the UK bone marrow register.

Due to Daniel De-Gale's untimely death last October, this year will see the ultimate Gift of Life Ball, an event which was created to celebrate a momentous point in the charity's history - Daniel finding a compatible donor despite an approximate 1 in 250,000 chance because he was an ethnic minority.     

The fundraiser at Altitude 360 will be a celebration of his life as well as giving hope and inspiration to those fighting bone marrow cancers such as Leukemia.

As a patron of the ACLT since its inception in 1996, the Duchess of York will be attending this glamorous event on 10th October, along with other celebrities from the world of sport, film and music including Keisha Buchannan, Colin Salmon, Beverley Knight, David Harewood and many others.

Guests will attend a reception, dinner and after-party at London's largest venue with a view, Altitude 360. From its prime Westminster riverside location, Altitude 360 offers astonishing 360˚ views over the heart of London and its iconic landmarks - The London Eye, Houses of Parliament, Big Ben and The River Thames.

The final Gift of Life Ball also known as the 'Grand Finale' promises to be a spectacular evening for the charity, with exquisite cuisine and exclusive musical performances, as they aim to raise much needed funds and awareness. The ACLT recently passed the milestone of recruiting approx. 29,000 donors across the key UK Registries, which has significantly contributed to saving the lives of 25 people. All money raised from the event will fund the vital work of the charity and if funds are raised quickly, then the numbers of donors and lives saved could rise substantially.

Justin Etzin, Entrepreneur & Luxury Brand Owner of Altitude 360, comments: "The Etzin Foundation & Altitude 360 are proud to be supporting the good work of the ACLT, a charity dedicated to raising awareness of Leukemia. On the 10th October 2009, Altitude 360 welcomes The Duchess of York who will be attending this glamorous event along with other celebrities from the world of sport, film and music".

Justin Etzin explains "It is important to make people aware that the odds of finding a suitable bone marrow donor if you are black or of ethnic origin are still one in 100,000 compared with one in five if you are white. This is because of the low numbers of black and ethnic people on bone marrow registers. I think one must stop and ask yourself why, just because of somebody's skin colour, should your chance of survival be so slim?"

The Duchess of York even made a private visit to Washington earlier this year to ask Mrs Obama if she would get involved with the ACLT, as she is a patron.

For more information, to purchase tickets or to make a donation to the charity visit http://www.aclt.org or call 0208 240 4480.

Text ACLT to 84424 to make a one off £3 donation.

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