BizBash selects Prevent Cancer Annual Spring Gala as one of Washington’s top 100 events, #4 in the Benefits category

Published on November 28, 2017

Updated on February 14, 2018

Gala is recognized as one of the most impactful events in Washington, D.C.

November 28, 2017

CONTACT: Lisa Berry

Alexandria, Va. — From galas and benefits, to entertainment, sporting events, and more, BizBash has announced its 2017 list of Top 100 Events in Washington and has named the Prevent Cancer Annual Spring Gala to this exclusive list (#4 in the Benefits categoryup from #6 in 2016). To select and rank these events, BizBash considers the event’s influence within the industry, in addition to innovation, reach, economic impact and more.

In total, the March 10 benefit at the National Building Museum raised more than $1.5 million, thanks to a strategy of targeting new industries to attend and an expansion of the silent auction. Featuring a theme of Italy: Icon of Innovation, event designer David Tutera showcased the European nation in modern times. Tutera also spoke at the event, noting cancer “punctured my world” when family members and friends were diagnosed.

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, who lost his father to the disease, was honored for encouraging bipartisan unity around medical research. He accepted the Cancer Champion Award on his father’s behalf.

“So many high-profile events call D.C. home, and to choose the best from this diverse landscape is no easy task,” said Beth Kormanik, BizBash executive editor. “Today’s top events reflect a sharply honed sense of mission, thoughtful production and engaged guests—factors that all contribute to their success.”

“We are honored to be named in BizBash’s top 100 events,” said Carolyn Aldigé, president and founder of the Prevent Cancer Foundation®. “The engagement with this event shows that cancer prevention and early detection are priorities in Washington, and we look forward to continuing our work with community leaders to fund critical research, education, outreach and advocacy across the country.”

The next Prevent Cancer Spring Gala will take place May 16, 2018.

View the gala and the rest of Washington’s Top 100 Events list at


BizBash Executive Editor Beth Kormanik and Prevent Cancer Foundation® President and Founder Carolyn Aldigé are available for additional comments. Photos are available upon request.

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About the Prevent Cancer Foundation®
The Prevent Cancer Foundation is one of the nation’s leading voluntary health organizations and the only U.S. nonprofit focused solely on cancer prevention and early detection.  Founded in 1985, it has catapulted cancer prevention to prominence and fulfills its mission through research, education, outreach and advocacy across the country.

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