The GM Heritage Center hosted the 29th annual Karmanos Cancer Institute dinner gala, in which Dan Akerson, GM Chairman and CEO, along with his wife, Karin, chaired the event. Nearly $1 million was raised at the event, which included a $50,000 grant from GM Foundation. The funds will be used to benefit the Joseph Dresner Family Bone Marrow Transplant and Hematologic Malignancies Center. In his remarks, Akerson noted the important work accomplished by the institute. Entertainment for the evening included stilt-walking models, high energy music, and a silent and live auction.