Annual Spring Gala


The Prevent Cancer Foundation Annual Spring Gala 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. It is recognized as one of “Washington’s Top 100 Events” by BizBash (# 7 in 2011 “Benefits Category), most recently raising over $1.7 million in March 2014 to advance the Foundation’s mission of saving lives through cancer prevention and early detection.  Event proceeds support research, community outreach and education programs.

Every year, after careful consideration, the Prevent Cancer Foundation 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 2010, the Foundation has honored a cancer champion pioneer.  Past awardees have included;

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.

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, D.C.

To view 2015 sponsorship benefits, please click here. If you would like to purchase individual tickets, please fill out the reservation form and return to or call (703) 519-2103 for more information.