Fundraising & Special Events

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There are 4 upcoming events:   

     1)  Labor Day Car Show   

     2)  The 8th Annual Joan Hisaoka "Make A Difference" Gala   

     3)  2015 Breakaway 5K & 1K Run/Walk at Tysons Corner   

     4)  27th Annual Virginia Run Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot 5K Run/2K Walk

Labor Day Car Show

The 15th Annual Clifton Labor Day Car show is "On the Streets" in Historic Clifton, Virginia. Sponsored by The Clifton Lions Club and Clifton Acacia Lodge. All proceeds benefit Life with Cancer & Northern Virginia Therapeutic Riding Programs. Enjoy great cars, food, and music. There will be raffles as well as "Participant Pick" awards and specialty trophies. The first 250 show vehicles receive dash plaques. Free to spectators, so please consider a donation! For Show and Vendor Information: go to for more information, or contact, 703-830-2129.

      Date:   Monday, September 7, 2015
      Time:   8am-3pm
Location:  Historic Downtown Clifton, Clifton, VA

The 8th Annual Joan Hisaoka "Make A Difference" Gala

8th Annual Joan Hisaoka "Make A Difference" Gala Assisting Those Living With Cancer Saturday, Sept 19, 2015 at the Omni Shoreham in Washington, DC. Proceeds from this event will benefit Life with Cancer and Smith Center for Healing and the Arts. For more information, please for details and sponsorship information, or contact Vivian Thompson at 202-302-0053 or

      Date:   Saturday, September 19, 2015
      Time:   6-11:30pm

2015 Gala Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor:

  • The Marion and Robert Rosenthal Family Foundation

Platinum Sponsors

  • Katherine and David Bradley
  • Robert G. Hisaoka
  • Barbara Smith Fund
  • RRR Automotive — Richard Patterson and Robert G. Hisaoka

Gold Sponsors

  • Gina F. Adams, FedEx Corporation
  • The Patterson Family
  • The Peterson Family Foundation
  • Shapiro, Lifschitz and Schram, PC
  • TTR Sotheby's International Realty

Silver Sponsors

  • Acumen Solutions, Inc.
  • Kay Kendall and Jack Davies
  • Jennifer and Gary Day
  • Sachiko Kuno and Ryuji Ueno Innovation Fund/S&R Foundation
  • Sionic Mobile Corporation

2015 Breakaway 5K & 1K Run/Walk at Tysons Corner

Join us on November 1st, 2015 @ 8am for the 1st Annual BREAKAWAY 5K Run/Walk & 1K Run/Walk in McLean, VA. All proceeds from the race will benefit “Life with Cancer” in support of the amazing services they provide to people and their families who are diagnosed with cancer. Follow this link to register.

      Date:   Sunday, November 1, 2015
      Time:   8am
Location:  Tysons Corner
                 8405 Greensboro Drive, McLean, VA    Map It

27th Annual Virginia Run Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot 5K Run/2K Walk

Register online NOW! Prices go up September 1

Get a healthy start to Thanksgiving Day by signing up you, your family and friends today. All proceeds benefit Life with Cancer

5K Entry Fees:
- $25 now - Aug 31
- $30 Sept 1 - Sept 30
- $35 Oct 1 - Nov 25
5K field is limited to the first 4000 registrants - No race day registration in the 5K.

2K Walk Entry Fees:
- Age 12 and Under and Seniors 65 and over: $10 now - Nov 25; $15 Nov 26
- Adult (Age 13-64): $15 now - Nov 25 ; $20 Nov 26

2K field is unlimited and race day registration will be available. All registrants will receive custom designed short-sleeved T-shirts, post-race refreshments, and random prizes. Click here for more information.

      Date:   Thursday, November 26, 2015
      Time:   8am