On Friday night we went to Mellon Auditorium for the annual LUNGevity Musical Celebration of Hope Gala as philanthropists, executives and policymakers supported lung cancer research and programs to save lives and offer new hope. We snapped Empress Farah Pahlavi of Iran with patron Annie Simonian Totah. LUNGevity supports patients fighting lung cancer and provides a support system for survivors. Here, patrons Ann Fahmy and Marlene Carlucci bookend founder Paul Stern. The musical gala had a VIP cocktail reception and a lavish dinner. Here, Rally Consulting’s Pat Macarebey, Global Fund to End Slavery CEO Jean Baderschneider, Strategic Pathways president Martha Lloyd, and Networking & Engineering Technologies’ president Ronal Butler. Lung cancer survivor and advocate Kimberly Rene Mitchell was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer nine years ago and is cancer free because of new FDA treatments. She’s surrounded by her daughter, American University’s Carly Mitchell, and LUNGevity president Andrea Ferris.