Spring Gala Overview

Tables and tickets now available for purchase. Please fill out the 2015 Reservation Form to reserve your table/tickets now. For any questions, please contact Kristen Fagley, Senior Director of Special Events, at (703) 519-2103 or kristen.fagley@preventcancer.org
Individual tickets $500 and $1,000. Tables beginning at $7,000. See Reservation Form for details.


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 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 Washington, D.C.