Media Advisory March 11th: Prevent Cancer Foundation Annual Spring Gala

Lisa Berry | Published on March 10, 2016

Contact: Lisa Berry

David Tutera, Party Planner to the Stars, Lends His Talents to Washington Gala

The 22nd annual gala will raise money for cancer prevention and early detection

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Prevent Cancer Foundation will host its 22nd annual gala to advance the Foundation’s mission of saving lives across all populations through cancer prevention and early detection. The gala is widely recognized as one of the most impactful events of the year, with more than 900 guests attending from the diplomatic, business, government, medical, sports, media and social communities.

The gala décor will be personally designed by celebrity party planner David Tutera, who is a member of the Foundation’s Board and will be in attendance at this year’s event. Tutera’s filming of a Prevent Cancer PSA was featured in an episode of David Tutera’s CELEBrations on WE TV last year.

In 2015, the gala raised more than $1.5 million to support research, education, outreach and advocacy, and was featured in BizBash as one of Washington’s Top 100 Events of 2015 (#6 in the Benefits category).

The evening will also feature the 2016 Cancer Champion awards, which will be presented to Chairman Fred Upton and Representative Diana DeGette. The late Congressman Mike Oxley, who passed away from lung cancer earlier this year, will be honored during the Lighting the Way ceremony. 

To attend as a member of the media, please contact Lisa Berry at or 703-519-2107. Please be prepared to show press credentials upon arrival.

Prevent Cancer Foundation


HONORARY PATRON: His Excellency, the Ambassador of France, Gérard Araud
2016 CANCER CHAMPIONS: Chairman Fred Upton and Representative Diana DeGette
SPECIAL GUEST: Celebrity designer David Tutera

Annual Spring Gala

National Building Museum

401 F Street NW
Washington, DC 20001

Friday, March 11 at 7:00 pm

About The Prevent Cancer Foundation

Founded in 1985, the Prevent Cancer Foundation is one of the nation’s leading voluntary health organizations and has catapulted cancer prevention to prominence. Since its inception, the Foundation has provided $142 million in support of cancer prevention and early detection research, education, outreach and advocacy across the country.


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