26th Annual Gala

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26th Annual Gala

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

Annual Gala

The Kingdom of the Netherlands:  A Virtual Masterpiece in Bloom

26th Annual Gala
Thursday, September 10, 2020

Your health and safety are our priority. 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 EST

Emceed by Tim Kavanagh (auctioneer, stand-up comedian and cancer survivor)

  • A toast to the success of the evening made by His Excellency, the Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, André Haspels
  • Exciting line-up of performances from actors, singers and musicians (check back soon for talent announcements!)
  • Remarks by cancer survivors who credit early detection with saving their lives
  • “Lighting the Way to Prevention” mission moment 
    • A brief video about stage 4 ovarian cancer survivor Susanna Quinn, featuring Dana Bash, Kate Bennett, Kristin Cecchi, Nancy Cordes, Stephanie Cutter, Jennifer Griffin, Norah O’Donnell,  and Tara Patten, along with Dr. Whitfield Growdon, the surgical oncologist at Dana Farber/Mass General who saved Susanna’s life
  • Live auction and raffle
  • Wrap!

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 will be available soon. 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
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT

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