The Left Bank Bistro along with owner, Susanne Byram, will host a benefit for Leukemia & Lymphoma tonight, May 17th, 2021 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in St. Petersburg. The event is called “L’Orange for Leukemia” and will help support Terri Hall, President of Doubletake Communications as part of a philanthropic competition for Man & Woman of the Year for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS).
The event will be held at the restaurant, at 1225 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Street North St. Petersburg, with live music, silent and live auctions as well as complimentary Hors D’oeuvres. Cash bar proceeds will also benefit LLS.
The public is invited to attend with all proceeds going toward Terri Hall’s Team “FightJerryFight’s goal to honor her lifelong friend who is currently battling leukemia and undergoing a bone marrow transplant.
Each year, the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society has a Man & Woman of the Year Campaign. The campaign is a competition of twelve candidates (6 men and 6 women) who are nominated to see who can raise the most funds in a 10-week time period (April 1st – June 13th) to earn the title of Man or Woman or the Year.
“When Ronda Parag, publisher of Tampa Bay Metro Magazine nominated me, I was apprehensive about the stiff competition. I am honored and humbled with the enormous outpouring of support from Susanne Byram, and the amazing team we have assembled to work on the L’Orange for Leukemia event.
Jill Plaice, Holly Walker and Lindsay Germann have volunteered their time and worked very hard for the last 2 months to ensure its success. Every dollar counts. It takes a village and this cause is something that’s very personal to me. Each donation will prevent someone from losing a child, sibling or parent or loved one, and allow LLS to continue funding lifesaving research,” said Terri Hall, MWOY Candidate for LLS.
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society® (LLS) is a global leader in the fight against cancer and since 1949, LLS has “invested nearly $1.3 billion in groundbreaking research, pioneering many of today’s most innovative approaches.”
According to LLS, approximately every 3 minutes one person in the United States is diagnosed with a blood cancer and an estimated combined total of 178,520 people in the US are expected to be diagnosed with leukemia, lymphoma, or myeloma in 2020.
The Left Bank Bistro is housed in a meticulously restored 1922 bungalow that features French cuisine along with signature cocktails named after the artists of the day. There is inside as well as outside seating for patrons.