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26th Annual Gala – The Kingdom of the Netherlands: A Virtual Masterpiece in Bloom

September 10, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT

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The Kingdom of the Netherlands:  A Virtual Masterpiece in Bloom

26th Annual Gala
Thursday, September 10, 2020

Thank you for helping us raise more than $1.5 million!

In an effort to reduce risk and keep our communities safe, the Prevent Cancer Foundation is reimagining its 26th Annual Gala on September 10 – as a VIRTUAL event you won’t want to miss.

Get ready for an evening filled with exciting performances, inspiring stories, unique silent auction items and more. Here’s what you can expect from our first-ever virtual Gala:

The Kingdom of the Netherlands:  A Virtual Masterpiece in Bloom

8:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m EDT (Livestreamed Event)

Watch the full 2020 Gala video

Evening Program

  • Emcee Jennifer Griffin
  • Welcome and tribute to 2020 Cancer Champions
    Representatives Terri Sewell and Greg Walden
    Carolyn Aldigé
  • A toast to the success of the evening
    His Excellency, the Ambassador of the Netherlands, André Haspels
  • Performances and stories from actors, musicians and survivors
    · Alejandro Escovedo, singer/songwriter
    · Ernie Hudson, actor
    · Ali Rogin, author and PBS producer
    · Max Weinberg, bandleader/drummer for E Street Band
    · Lauren Daigle, Grammy award-winning singer/songwriter
    · Sheppard, band
    · 311, band
    · Luis Guzmán, actor/comedian
    · Jeremy Ragsdale, musician/singer, winner of X-Factor
  • “Lighting the Way to Prevention”
    A brief video about stage III ovarian cancer survivor Susanna Quinn, featuring Rob Lowe, Dana Bash, Kristin Cecchi, Nancy Cordes, Stephanie Cutter, Jamie Dorros, Jennifer Griffin, Whitfield Growdon, M.D., Norah O’Donnell, Tara Patten and Elizabeth Thorp. 

We are mindful that cancer doesn’t stop during a pandemic and more than 1.6 million people will hear those words “You have cancer,” this year alone. So, your support is even more crucial during this time. Proceeds from the Gala will continue to support the Foundation’s grants programs – both research grants and fellowships and community outreach grants.  And they will be used for a new campaign, “Back on the Books,” to remind people to reschedule their postponed or cancelled screenings.

*Tickets for this virtual event are FREE and available through the registration link at the top of this page. If you previously purchased a ticket or table sponsorship for the in-person event, it will be automatically transferred to the virtual event and you will receive modified benefits that coincide with your original sponsorship level. Gala sponsorships are still available. If you would like more information on the Gala, tickets or sponsorships please contact Lorelei Mitrani at or (703) 519-2102.

Learn more about our Annual Gala here


September 10, 2020
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT