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Inside the Event: Leukemia Cup Summer Gala & Auction

May 26, 2015 05:30PM ● By Becca Newell

It's time to break out those seersucker shirts, linen pants, and summer dresses -- the Leukemia Cup Summer Gala & Auction is back! Taking place this Friday at the Annapolis Yacht Club, the evening promises to be a wonderful unofficial kick off to summer!

Read on for details...

The Basics

Date: Friday, May 29th

Time: 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.; After Party from 9:30 to 11:30 p.m.

Location: Annapolis Yacht Club, located at 2 Compromise Street in Annapolis


The Details

What can guests expect? Guests will sip cocktails and savor delectable hors d'oeuvres while enjoying gorgeous waterfront vistas and live entertainment by Orlando Phillips, an exciting solo musician who performs a range of Caribbean music. The evening will also feature a fabulous silent and live auction that are sure to stir some bidding wars! And the party doesn't stop once the event's over! Head over to Iron Rooster, located at 12 Market Space, for the official Leukemia Cup Gala & Auction After Party! 

Food and drinks? Each guest receives three complimentary drinks with their ticket. But if that's not enough to quench one's thirst, plenty more are available for purchase at the cash bar! And heavy hors d'oeuvres will help keep hunger at bay.

What about parking? Parking is available in the AYC Annex Lot across bridge (located on 6th Street) or find a spot along many streets throughout the downtown area.

Are tickets still available? You're in luck! Tickets are $95 per person and available for purchase online. However, only 50 tickets remain and they won't be sold at the door, so don't hesitate! By now by clicking here

The dress code? If we had to sum it up in three words, we'd go with colorful, comfortable, and classy. It's typical summer gala attire -- gorgeous summer dresses and suits in breathable fabrics like seersucker and linen. Still not sure? Check out the photo gallery above for outfit inspiration from last year's event!

Where do the proceeds go? The event benefits the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. It's important to note that the money raised from the event stays in Maryland for patient services and research at University of Maryland and Johns Hopkins University. The gala is part of a host of events held throughout the weekend with a fundraising goal of $225,000.