Annual Spring Gala
The Prevent Cancer Foundation Annual Spring Gala is a widely attended event that attracts more than 900 guests from the business, diplomatic, government, medical, sports, media and social communities. The gala is held every year at the National Building Museum and recognized as one of “Washington’s Top 100 Events” by BizBash (# 7 in 2011 “Benefits Category), most recently raising over $1.4 million in March 2012 to support Foundation’s research, community outreach and education programs.
Every year, after careful consideration, the Prevent Cancer Foundation, a 501(c)3 nonprofit, selects a country to celebrate as our Honored Patron. The countries are represented by their respective Ambassadors to the United States.
Prevent Cancer Foundation~Cancer Champion Award
Since 2009, the Foundation has honored a cancer champion pioneer. Past awardees have included;
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.
Congresswoman Doris Matsui~ Founder of the Foundation’s Congressional Families Cancer Prevention Program.
Congressman Michael Oxley~ For his work in the advancement of cancer prevention and early detection.
For more information about special events and corporate sponsorship opportunities, contact Senior Director of Special Events, Linda Chastain at 703.519.2103.
If you are interested in volunteering at the Foundation’s next Annual Spring Gala, please contact Linda Chastain at
email@example.com or call (703) 519-2103.
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