Life of the Party: Petersons Open Home for “Living with Cancer”

Carolyn and , the developers of National Harbor, opened up their lakeside Fairfax City home for “Living with Cancer,” their popular annual fundraiser that included a New England lobster bake dinner, live and silent auctions and dancing, to benefit Inova Health System’s Life with Cancer program and the thousands of individuals it supports each year.

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Sharon Todd, Jim Todd, Meredith LaPier, Terry LaPier. Life With Cancer Lobster Dinner. May 1st, 2010. Photos By Samantha Strauss.

Sharon Todd, Jim Todd, Meredith LaPier, Terry LaPier. Life With Cancer Lobster Dinner. May 1st, 2010. Photos By Samantha Strauss.

Carolyn and Milt Peterson, the developers of National Harbor, opened up their lakeside Fairfax City home for “Living with Cancer,” their popular annual fundraiser that included a New England lobster bake dinner, live and silent auctions and dancing, to benefit Inova Health System’s Life with Cancer program and the thousands of individuals it supports each year.

The event, which sells out every year, was presented by the Peterson Family Foundation, Bob and and Chair, Mark Lowham of West*Group, along with the Life with Cancer Board of Directors.

Steven-Gishner,-Sandra-GisGuests dined on a veritable feast of New England clam chowder, fresh steamed clams and mussels, fresh Maine lobster, fresh corn on the cob, red potatoes, roasted onions and a sundae bar.

The event raised nearly $400,000, with gifts from The Peterson Family Foundation, Carnival Cruise Lines, Clark Construction Group, LLC, Cruise Industry Charitable Foundation, ManTech International, Kellar Family Foundation, NVR, Inc., Sun Trust Bank, Virginia Run Turkey Trot, XO Communications, Ourisman Fairfax Toyota, Prince William Marine and Rocks Engineering Company.

Other sponsors included Dwight and , William and , and , Barrie and , Jon and , Joseph and , , Knox and and .

Steve Passuth, Debbie Passuth, Natalie MacDonald. Life With Cancer Lobster Dinner. May 1st, 2010. Photos By Samantha Strauss.

Steve Passuth, Debbie Passuth, Natalie MacDonald. Life With Cancer Lobster Dinner. May 1st, 2010. Photos By Samantha Strauss.

Paul Strokes, Fran Mckever. Life With Cancer Lobster Dinner. May 1st, 2010. Photos By Samantha Strauss.

Paul Strokes, Fran Mckever. Life With Cancer Lobster Dinner. May 1st, 2010. Photos By Samantha Strauss.

Nancy Palleschi, Cheryl Mahoney, Kathy Culleiton, Kathy Thompson. Life With Cancer Lobster Dinner. May 1st, 2010. Photos By Samantha Strauss.

Nancy Palleschi, Cheryl Mahoney, Kathy Culleiton, Kathy Thompson. Life With Cancer Lobster Dinner. May 1st, 2010. Photos By Samantha Strauss.

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