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:
8:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m EST
Emceed by Tim Kavanagh (auctioneer, stand-up comedian and cancer survivor)
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 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:
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.
The Prevent Cancer Silent Auction boasts one-of-a-kind experiences, trips, jewelry and more. Check back for information on the 2020 silent auction.
Interested in donating to the 2020 Prevent Cancer Silent Auction? Contact Amanda Wallach at Amanda.Wallach@preventcancer.org or (703) 519-2119.
Sponsorships for the 2020 Virtual Gala are available. To join us as a 2020 sponsor or for updated benefit information, please contact Lorelei Mitrani at Lorelei.Mitrani@preventcancer.org or (703) 519-2102.
Florida Cancer Specialists
MorphoSys US, Inc.
Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld, LLP
American College of Radiology
The Boeing Company
Clark, Geduldig, Cranford & Neilsen (CGCN)
Comcast NBC Universal
Community Oncology Alliance
Flatiron Health, Inc.
Fox News Media
Houser Family Foundation
Interstate Natural Gas Association of America
Juliet Rosenthal Foundation
The Kemper Valentine Family Trust
New York Cancer & Blood Specialists
New York Life
Oregon Oncology Alliance
Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association
Susanna and Jack Quinn
Tarplin, Downs & Young, LLC
USTelecom – The Broadband Association
Former Congressman and Mrs. Gene Green
J. Wilson Advisors
Lincoln Policy Group
PNC Institutional Investments
For information on Gala sponsorship opportunities, please contact Lorelei Mitrani at firstname.lastname@example.org or (703) 519-2102.