Kyle Hahne, 7, is a baseball-loving second-grader at Cub Run Elementary. The Centreville boy is also battling leukemia. He was diagnosed in October 2010 and has about two more years of treatment left at Children’s National Medical Center.
But since pediatric cancer research is so underfunded, Kyle’s parents and other supporters are trying to raise money for pediatric-cancer care at the hospital where he’s being treated. Toward that end, they’re holding a casino night, this Saturday, April 21, from 7-11:30 p.m., at the Westwood Country Club, 800 Maple Ave. in Vienna.
The fun includes several, different food stations, start-up casino dollars, silent and live auctions and celebrity guest dealers. There’ll be table games, a raffle, door prizes and more than 125 items up for bid. Tickets are $65 and include dinner and the start-up "dollars." Dress is semi-formal (coat/tie optional). For tickets, go to www.KKCasinoNight.eventbrite.com.
In addition, a baseball fund-raiser for the hospital is slated for May 24-28 for various age groups and adult teams. Three games will be played at Washington Nationals Park for the teams raising the most money. For more details, see www.KylesKamp.com.