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Prevent Cancer Foundation® Annual Spring Gala aims to raise $1.7 million

May 3, 2019

Prevent Cancer Foundation® Annual Spring Gala aims to raise $1.7 million

Contact: Hayley Cooke
703-837-3692
hayley.cooke@preventcancer.org

WASHINGTON, D.C. — On May 9, the Prevent Cancer Foundation® will host its 25th annual spring gala to advance the Foundation’s mission of saving lives across all populations through cancer prevention and early detection. The Foundation will welcome distinguished guests to the National Building Museum, including members of Congress, diplomats, and leaders in the business, government, medical, sports, media, social and philanthropic communities. The Foundation’s goal is to raise $1.7 million for cancer prevention and early detection.

Switzerland Ambassador, His Excellency, Martin Dahinden and Mrs. Anita Dahinden will serve as honorary patrons of the event, Switzerland Postcard Perfect. Senators Bill Cassidy and Mazie Hirono will be honored as 2019 Cancer Champions for their leadership in cancer prevention and early detection. Senators Cassidy and Hirono have demonstration their commitment to protecting coverage services for seniors, veterans and first responders, prioritizing education on cancer, expanding funding for biomedical cancer research, limiting youth access to tobacco and more.

The gala earned the #4 spot among all charity benefits on BizBash’s Top 100 Events in Washington, D.C. for 2018, and is recognized as one the most influential annual events in Washington.

Gala décor is personally designed by weddings and celebrations expert David Tutera, who is a member of the Foundation’s Board and will attend the event.

The evening will include an opportunity for guests to bid on hotly-anticipated items in the silent auction. The auction is live on 501 Auctions and can be accessed here.

To attend as a member of the media, please contact Hayley Cooke at hayley.cooke@preventcancer.org or 703-837-3692.

We ask that members of the press respect the following:

  • Be prepared to show press credentials upon arrival. You must check in at the “media check-in” table.
  • The gala is a black tie event. Members of the press are not required to be in black tie, but please dress appropriately.
  • Members of the press are not seated for dinner.
  • Please be respectful of all guests as they enjoy their dinner. You may photograph speakers, but please shoot from a respectful distance to avoid disrupting the program.
  • The event will be closed to the press when the program concludes at 10:00 p.m.
  • If you foresee any special needs for the evening, please contact Hayley Cooke in advance.

WHO:
Prevent Cancer Foundation®

HONORARY PATRONS:
Switzerland Ambassador Martin Dahinden and Mrs. Anita Dahinden

2019 CANCER CHAMPIONS:
Senators Bill Cassidy and Mazie Hirono

SPECIAL GUESTS:
Longtime news anchor Andrea Roane
Weddings and celebrations expert David Tutera
Musician, singer and songwriter Alejandro Escovedo

WHAT:
Prevent Cancer Foundation® Annual Spring Gala

WHERE:
National Building Museum
401 F Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20001

WHEN:
Thursday, May 9 at 6:30 p.m.

About The Prevent Cancer Foundation®
The Prevent Cancer Foundation® is one of the nation’s leading voluntary health organizations and the only U.S. nonprofit organization focused solely on cancer prevention and early detection. Founded in 1985, it has catapulted cancer prevention to prominence and fulfills its mission through research, education, outreach and advocacy.

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