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Seal and Tom Brokaw Help Raise $4.7 Million at DKMS Gala

Seal and Tom Brokaw Help Raise $4.7 Million at DKMS Gala

Last night Seal and legendary newsman Tom Brokaw joined forces to help raise over $4.7 million at the annual DKMS Gala.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – MAY 01: Bob Cusimano attends the 2019 DKMS Gala at Cipriani Wall Street on May 01, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Bennett Raglin/Getty Images for DKMS)

“Thank you so much for this moment,” stated Seal to the enthusiastic dinner crowd at Cipriani Wall Street.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – MAY 01: Carson Lexington-Stewart and Seal onstage during the 2019 DKMS Gala at Cipriani Wall Street on May 01, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for DKMS)

The event honored blood cancer survivor Bob Cusimano, Managing Director, Bank of America Merrill Lynch.  The evening featured an unbelievable performance by Seal, as well as a touching speech by Brokaw. The highlight of the evening came when blood cancer survivor, 11-year-old Carson Lenington and his family met Carson’s donor LukeBeckett for the first time on-stage.  

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – MAY 01: Katharina Harf and Tom Brokaw 2019 DKMS Gala at Cipriani Wall Street on May 01, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for DKMS)

DKMS is an international non-profit organization dedicated to the fight against blood cancer. Founded in 1991 in Germany by Dr. Peter Harf, DKMS has expanded internationally in recent years by establishing entities in the US, Poland, the UK and Chile. Today, DKMS has over 850 employees who have helped register over 8.6million potential stem cell donors and provided more than 74,000 patients with a second chance at life.

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