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Run to Raise Money for Leukemia Research
The Annual Poker Run, hosted by The Capital Area Chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, starts at noon, Aug. 24, at the Old Dominion Boat Club, 1 King Street, Alexandria. The event includes a poker run, BBQ and prizes for the top three poker hands.

The poker run is a great way for power boaters to be involved in the fight against blood cancers while enjoying competition and camaraderie among the local boat community, said Loree Lipstein, LLS campaign manager and poker run coordinator. The Poker Run is one event within the Annual Leukemia Cup Series. Other events include the Junior Regatta, also on August 24, and the Leukemia Cup Regatta on September 6.

There is a $50 registration fee per boat. The money raised by participants supports the chapters mission to cure leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma, and to improve the lives of patients and their families. 

For more information about the Poker Run, contact Loree Lipstein at the National Capital Area Chapter of the Leukemia Society at (703) 960-1100, or visit

AEDP Seeks Board Members
Alexandria Economic Development Partnership (AEDP) seeks to fill a number of positions on its restructured board. In particular, AEDP needs people with expertise in one or more of the following areas: business ownership or business senior management (CEO, VP, etc), real estate development, commercial real estate brokerage, higher education, finance, venture capital, creative arts/marketing, hospitality management, leadership in a business or association sector important to Alexandrias economy, and residents who have a demonstrated interest in economic development. 

The AEDP Board meets monthly. Terms of office are usually three years, but these appointments will be staggered, set initially at one, two or three years. Interested candidates are asked to submit a resume and a brief statement explaining their desire to serve to AEDP by September 11, 2008. Email resumes and statements to