7th Annual Fall Ball Recap

The 7th Annual Fall Ball was a great success!

We had over 200 attendees, a robust silent and live auction and a moving and informative program.

This years winner of the Jack Preston Courage Award was nine-year old Maddie Highfill. Maddie, who is a friend of Lila, was diagnosed one year ago with a brain tumor.

Our keynote speaker was Kim MacNeill of the Ross K. MacNeill Foundation in Chicago. Kim spoke to guests about the need for ACTION to fund doctors to do the research needed to move the needle towards finding better treatments and a cure for kids with brain cancer. She called everyone in the room to become an 11for11 Supporter.

Dr. Brian Rood introduced the Lilabean Foundation Fellowship Fund which will support young investigators working at the Brain Tumor Institute at Children’s National Medical Center.

Thank you to our key sponsors – Inflexion IT, JBG Smith, Carahsoft, Rolle DeLorenzo and Helen Trybus, Coldwell Banker. And thank you to each one of our supporters – we are grateful.


6th Annual Fall Ball (2017)

Thank you to all who supported the 6th Annual Fall Ball- our biggest and most successful event to date raising $140,000 for childhood brain cancer research.

The venue was packed with over 300 people in attendance and many more who contributed from afar. Brain cancer warrior, Willie Hughes was the recipient of Jack Preston Purssord Courage Award. This video was presented during our program of events. We are extremely grateful for all of the support from our community.

5th Annual Fall Ball (2016)

The 5th annual Fall Ball was a tremendous success thanks to our wonderful community of supporters and friends.

With almost 200 in attendance, the event raised over $110,000 for pediatric brain cancer research.

This is our biggest fundraiser to date.

Lilabean Foundation Dance-a-thon

On November 20, 2015 more than 170 children participated in the first Lilabean Foundation Dance-a-thon to raise money for pediatric brain cancer. The event was a huge success and a lot of fun for everyone! Participants reached out to friends, family members and neighbors raising more than $15,000! DJ Bobby Diamond played great tunes, which helped the kids fulfill their pledges and dance the night away. The children participated in several dance contests and prizes were awarded for the top 3 participants who raised the most money for the cause. We hope to make it an annual Lilabean affair! Many thanks to all those who supported this event!

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4th Annual Lilabean Foundation Fall Ball

On Saturday, November 21st almost 200 people attended the 4th Annual Lilabean Foundation Fall Ball–An Evening of Thanks & Giving. We are thrilled to announce that we raised $80,000!! Four years ago at our first Fall Ball, we raised less than $20,000. We are proud of how far LBF has come. However, we are continually dismayed at the lack of progress made in the childhood brain cancer research field. In the past 20 years, the survival rate of kids with brain cancer has only gone up 4 percent. With the continued help of our supporters, we WILL make a difference.

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LBF Summer Soiree in Kansas City (2015)

We are thrilled to announce that the LBF Summer Soiree in Kansas City, we raised OVER $50,000 pediatric brain cancer research. We are blown away by the generosity of our KC family and friends. It was so special for us to be able to spend time with Joe and his family. It was a magical evening and we hope that it was a small stride closer to finding BETTER treatments and ultimately a cure for all children who suffer from pediatric brain cancer.


3rd Annual Fall Ball (2014)

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With your help, we raised over $50,000 for pediatric brain cancer research.


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