The Prevent Cancer Foundation Annual Spring Gala is recognized as one of Washington’s premier events, attracting more than 900 guests from the business, diplomatic, government, medical, sports, media and social communities. The gala is recognized as one of “Washington’s Top 100 Events” by BizBash, and is a widely attended event, meeting all standards of official conduct. The 2016 Annual Spring Gala raised $1.5 million and on average, 84 cents of each dollar raised through the Gala directly supports the Foundation’s mission.
His Excellency, the Ambassador of Italy, Armando Varricchio, and Mrs. Varricchio
Honorary Congressional Co-Chairs
Senator Pat Roberts, Senator Charles E. Schumer
Representative Pat Tiberi , Representative Frank Pallone
House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy
Hollyn Kidd Schuemann, Jason Van Pelt
Corporate Committee Co-Chairs
Kathryn Rand and Amy Best Weiss
For more information on the Gala, please contact Janet Hudson at Janet.Hudson@preventcancer.org or (703) 519-2117
Since 2010, the Foundation has honored a cancer champion pioneer at the Gala. Past awardees have included;
2016 – Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Representative Diana DeGette (D-Colorado) ~ In 2014, Rep. DeGette and Chairman Upton launched the 21st Century Cures initiative, a multi-year effort aiming to bring researchers, industry experts and patients together to speed up the discovery, development and delivery of lifesaving cures.
2015 – Senator Mike Crapo ~ U.S. Senator from Idaho who is a two-time prostate cancer survivor. Senator Crapo collaborated for many years with the Foundation on a signature initiative, a Health Awareness and Screening Booth at the Idaho State Fair. He has also been a champion of legislation that helps advanced progress in cancer research and quality of care for cancer patients.
2014 – Mrs. Ellen Noghès ~ wife of former Ambassador of Monaco Gilles Noghès, a three-time cancer survivor who is focuses her efforts on raising awareness of cancer among the diplomatic community.
2013 – The Honorable Ellen Tauscher ~ For bringing awareness to cancer prevention and early detection by sharing her personal battle with esophageal cancer.
2012 – Congressman Michael Oxley~ For his work in the advancement of cancer prevention and early detection.
To make a donation for to the Michael G. Oxley Lung Cancer Research Fund click here.
2011 – Congresswoman Doris Matsui~ Founder of the Foundation’s Congressional Families Cancer Prevention Program.
2010 – Dr. Elmer Huerta~ Director of the Cancer Preventorium at Washington Cancer Institute, Washington Hospital Center. Dr. Huerta founded the low-income prevention and screening clinic in 1994 and continues to use it as a vehicle for reaching the Hispanic/Latino community in the Washington, D.C.