Good morning, and I hope your day is off to a good start.

On August 10th we will be holding our second annual Green Tie Gala, as founder and chair of this event, we need your help. Time is running out for us to raise funds and receive auction items. The Green Tie Gala is a fun, high energy event that was created to raise money for Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, for this wonderful organization who is able to provide life changing resources for people with blood cancers.

All proceeds will fund a research grant in a survivor and friend of mine, Chuck Cacioppo III’s name. Last year we raised over $250,000 and were able to fund a research grant for Non-Hodgkin’s Indolent Lymphoma in my Dad’s name. I hope to raise over $275,000 at this year’s event August 10th with over 400 attendees. Let me know what you guys can do to help, whether it’s a gift certificate, monetary donation, or an item that we can place in our silent auction, nothing is too big and/or too small. Feel free to call me at the number below with any questions.

In March of 2015, My Dad, Ben Cuda was diagnosed with Stage 4, Follicular Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma at the age of 58. He immediately began a six-treatment chemotherapy regimen and was in remission by October of 2015. Less than a year later the cancer had recurred and this time was more aggressive. He began a different chemotherapy cocktail; with his initial short remission time and other factors, the oncologist has recommended an allogeneic bone marrow transplant. This was a very aggressive treatment option, but at Dad’s then current age of 61 it was the best option, and I was lucky enough to give the greatest gift back to my father, my bone marrow on May 31, 2017. Dad is two-years post-transplant and he is doing great. The Green Tie Gala is not only to raise money to support cancer research funded by The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, but it is to raise awareness to the great things and wonderful progress that the LLS has made over time.


Chuck Cuda
OPES Commercial Real Estate
6051 N Chestnut Ave, Ste B
Gladstone, MO 64119
816.268.4493 office
816.686.8108 cell
816.337.3262 fax

Join us for an inspirational program, three course dinner, drinks, dessert, dancing, unique live and silent auction packages to celebrate making a difference!

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