May 3, 2019
Contact: Hayley Cooke
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 703-837-3692.
We ask that members of the press respect the following:
Prevent Cancer Foundation®
Switzerland Ambassador Martin Dahinden and Mrs. Anita Dahinden
2019 CANCER CHAMPIONS:
Senators Bill Cassidy and Mazie Hirono
Longtime news anchor Andrea Roane
Weddings and celebrations expert David Tutera
Musician, singer and songwriter Alejandro Escovedo
Prevent Cancer Foundation® Annual Spring Gala
National Building Museum
401 F Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20001
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.