Eva Mendes and Katharina Harf
The 2nd Annual Linked against Leukemia Gala held May 7th, 2008 at Capitale in New York City, benefitted DKMS Americas, the world's largest marrow donor center with 1.7 million donors. The event was hosted by Mario Cantone and attended by various celebrities and NYC socialites including Eva Mendes, Morgan Fairchild, Carol Alt, Astrid Munoz, Amy Ryan, Carmindy, Astrid Munoz, Lauren Davis, AJ Calloway. Designers Derek Lam and Francisco Costa. Cindy Crawford and Emanuel Chirico were honored at the event with the Mechtild Harf award. Darryl "DMC" McDaniels, Sarah Connor and Natasha Bedingfield all performed at the event.
The night's theme was the "Moment of the Match," where 6 year old Kenzie Grant met her marrow donor two years after receiving her life saving transplant from Magda Boysen.