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Pillar of Jordan pictured; save the date poster for the Prevent Cancer Foundation's annual gala event on September, 28 2023

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Jordan: Pillar of Wonder

29th Annual Gala
Thursday, September 28, 2023

Did you miss the 2022 Prevent Cancer Gala? Watch last year’s program and awards video and the Lighting the Way to prevention video.

The Prevent Cancer Foundation Annual Gala is recognized as one of Washington’s premier events, attracting more than 1,000 guests from business, diplomatic, government, medical, philanthropic, sports and social communities. The gala has consistently ranked among top Washington charity events and is a widely attended event, following all guidelines of the Senate and House.

Honorary Patron
Her Excellency, Ambassador Dina Kawar 

Gala Co-Chairs 
Anna Griffin, Jennifer Griffin and Ted Okon

Gala Executive Committee
Nickie Currie, Kathy ‘Coach’ Kemper, Kathryn Kennedy, Susanna Quinn, Lori Reilly, and Jason VanPelt

 

For more information on the Annual Gala, please contact Lorelei Mitrani at Lorelei.Mitrani@preventcancer.org or (703) 519-2102.

Since 2010, the Foundation has honored a cancer champion pioneer at the Gala.
Past awardees have included:

2022Senators Mike Crapo (R-ID) and Michael Bennet (D-CO) and Representatives Terri Sewell (D-AL), Jodey Arrington (R-TX), Raul Ruiz (D-CA) and Richard Hudson (R-NC) for their leadership as the original co-sponsors of the Medicare Multi-Cancer Early Detection Screening Coverage Act of 2021 

2021 – Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) and Representative Debbie Dingell (D-MI) ~ Senator Scott was honored for contributions to cancer prevention and early detection, Sponsorship of the Medicare Multi-Cancer Early Detection Screening Coverage Act of 2021 (S. 1873) and support of lung cancer early detection, minority health awareness and increasing access to affordable health care; Representative Dingell was honored for advocacy of women’s health issues (including breast cancer), founding the National Women’s Health Resource Center, leadership in cancer prevention including the Congressional Cancer Prevention Caucus and support of the 21st Century Cures Act.

2020 – Congresswoman Terri Sewell (D-AL) and Congressman Greg Walden (R-OR) ~ Honored for their contributions to cancer research and quality care; limiting access to tobacco products among adolescents and young adults; advocating for co-testing for cervical cancer screening; and advocating for dedicated funding for FDA, NIH, CDC and NCI.

2019 – Senators Bill Cassidy (R-LA) and Mazie Hirono (D-HI) ~ Honored for their leadership in protecting coverage of services for veterans, seniors and first responders; raising awareness on colorectal cancer, breast cancer, ovarian cancer and hepatitis, a leading cause of liver cancer; limiting access to tobacco products among adolescents and young adults; ensuring transparency in care delivery; and expanding funding for biomedical research in cancer.

2018 – Senators Roy Blunt (R-MO) and Patty Murray (D-WA) ~ Honored for their leadership in protecting the appropriation for the National Institutes of Health, enabling it to continue being the global leader of biomedical research.

2017 – House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) ~ With his support of the 21st Century Cures Act, Leader McCarthy contributed to bipartisan support of this historic effort to speed up the discovery, development and delivery of lifesaving cures.

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, DC.

 

2023 Sponsor Levels

For sponsorship information, please contact Lorelei Mitrani at Lorelei.Mitrani@preventcancer.org or (703) 519-2102.

 

Presenting Sponsor

 

 

 

Diamond

 

 

 

Gilead

 

 

Pfizer

 

 

Shure Family Charitable Foundation

 

 

Platinum

 

 

Bristol-Myers Squibb

 

Regeneron logo

 

 

Gold

 

 

 

FedEx Corporation

 

Florida Cancer Specialists and Research Instit;ute

 

Holologic

 

Line in the Sand

 

 

Susanna and Jack Quinn

Sanofi

 

 

Silver

AbbVie

Aflac

Amazon

American College of Radiology

Astellas Pharma US

Capitol Council

Citigroup

Eisai

EMD Serono

Genentech, Inc.

GSK

Guidehouse

Helsinn Therapeutics

Incyte

The Independence Fund

Inova Schar Cancer Institute

Jazz Pharmaceuticals

Mastercard

New York Cancer & Blood Specialists

Northrop Grumman

Organon LLC

Precision X-Ray, Inc.

Southern Company

Taiho Pharmaceuticals

United Parcel Service (UPS)

Bronze

AdvaMed

Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld, LLP

Alkermes

Annexus Health

Association for Accessible Medicines

Avalere Health

Becton, Dickenson and Company

The Boeing Company

Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck

Caris Life Sciences

CGCN

Charter Brokerage

Cigna

Comcast

Sharon and Gary Cook & Joan and Stephen Carter – in loving memory of William Stark

Crossroads Strategies

Nickie and Rodger Currie

Dropbox

The Duberstein Group, Inc

Duke Energy

Edison Electric Institute

Exact Sciences Corporation

Exelixis

Farragut Partners

Forbes Tate Partners

Fox News

General Motors Company

Heron Therapeutics

Houser Family Foundation

Ice Miller, LLP

Juliet Rosenthal Foundation

Shabnam Kazmi

The Kemper Valentine Family Trust

Brian and Kathryn Kennedy

Mr. & Mrs. William F. Magner III

MassMutual

Miller Strategies

MorphoSys US Inc.

New Century Health

New York Life

The Nickles Group

Brandon Parry

PatientPoint

Penn Quarter Partners

Joann Piccolo and Tim Carmody

PNC Institutional Investments

Sazerac Company, Inc.

Quad Fellowship by Schmidt Futures

Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA)

Stohlman Automotive

Takeda Pharmaceuticals America

Tarplin, Downs & Young, LLC 

Texas Oncology

Todd Strategy Group

The US Oncology Network

USTelecom – The Broadband Association

George York and Kevin Gooch

 

A silent auction benefitting cancer research fellowships and community outreach will be held the evening of the event.

For further information or questions, please contact Amanda Wallach at Amanda.Wallach@preventcancer.org.

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