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We couldn't have done it without you! The 33rd Annual Kidney Ball on November 16, 2013 at the Omni Shoreham Hotel played host to more than 800 guests and raised over $800,000 to support the National Kidney Foundation's programs and services. The Kidney Ball is the largest black-tie fundraiser for the National Kidney Foundation nationwide.
The 2013 Kidney Ball featured a reception, gourmet dining, and live and silent auctions. A special highlight of the evening was the Mission Appeal, hosted by NBC4's Doug Kammerer and featuring the Blevins Family of Gainesville, Virginia. Two-year-old Logan Blevins, a kidney transplant recipient, stole the show (and the microphone from his parents Rachel and Chris) and clearly illustrated the success of kidney transplantation with his impromptu performance demonstrating his counting skills.
After the Mission Appeal, the legendary Commodores entertained the guests, who included the region's top business, government, and community leaders, as well as kidney patients and their families. The dance floor was packed until the final song, a rousing rendition of "Brick House"!
This year's honorees included MedStar Georgetown Transplant Institute, Amgen, and Dr. Griffin Rodgers, Director of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases at NIH. WJLA anchor Jummy Olabanji presented the awards to the recipients.
Our sincere thanks go out to this year's Kidney Ball Chair, Lt. General Albert J. Edmonds, Chairman and CEO of Logistics Applications Inc., the Kidney Ball Executive Committee, the Auction Committee, and all event sponsors especially Founder's Circle Sponsor MedStar Georgetown Transplant Institute, CEO's Circle Sponsors Bank of New York Mellon, Bert Smith & Company, Host Hotels & Resorts, Ronald D. Paul Companies, and Sutherland Media Productions, and Media Sponsors ESPN 980, RCN, and WashingtonExec.
General (Retired) Albert Edmonds
Logistics Applications, Inc.