The Second Annual Big Love Gala showcases the work of DKMS and raises crucial funds to register potential blood stem cell donors for blood cancer patients in need of lifesaving transplants. This year we event welcomed 600 high-profile guests for a cocktail reception and a gala dinner. A special musical performance by Jack Savoretti, a spirited live auction hosted again by Lord Dalmeny and a treasured donor and patient meeting which completed the evening programme.
The Roundhouse, London
Olivier & Valérie Goudet
Charlotte & Alejandro Santo Domingo
Wednesday 7 November 2018
8pm Dinner & Entertainment
The Big Love Gala seeks to raise in excess of £1 million to fund the registration of new donors.
Sponsorship includes a table of ten guests and is available for:
£30,000 - Diamond Table Sponsor
£20,000 - Gold Table Sponsor
£10,000 - Silver Table Sponsor
Katharina Harf with patient Ritesh Kukreja and donor Hardeep Bains with Dr Bhurani
DKMS began with one family’s search for a blood stem cell donor. In 1990, Peter Harf and his daughters went door-to-door in an effort to find a
donor match for his wife and their mother, Mechtild Harf. They registered 68,000 donors in just one year.
Sadly, Mechtild lost her battle, but, in her honour, the Harfs started a blood stem cell donor centre (DKMS) that has since grown to be the world’s largest. DKMS operates in the US, Germany, the UK, Poland and Chile.
Globally, we have registered over 8 million donors and provided more than 70,000 patients with second chances at life.