Annual Spring Gala

Prevent Cancer Foundation Annual Spring Gala 2019

Thank you for raising more than $1.5 million at our 2019 Gala! Next year’s Gala will take place on May 14, 2020, stay tuned for more information and we look forward to seeing you next year!

25th Annual Spring Gala 
Thursday, May 9, 2019
6:30 PM
National Building Museum 
401 F Street, NW 
Washington, DC 
Black tie optional 

The Prevent Cancer Foundation Annual Spring Gala is recognized as one of Washington’s premier events, attracting more than 1,000 guests from the business, diplomatic, government, medical, sports, media and social communities. The Gala is recognized as one of Washington’s Top 100 Events by BizBash (ranked #4 among all charity benefits), and is a widely attended event, meeting all standards of official conduct. The 2019 Annual Spring Gala raised over $1.5 million. 

His Excellency, the Ambassador of Switzerland 
Martin Dahinden and Mrs. Anita Dahinden 

Senator Bill Cassidy and Senator Mazie Hirono 

Senator Roy Blunt 
Senator Christopher Coons 
Chairman Richard Neal 
Representative Kevin Brady 

Nickie Currie and Alison Jones 

Tim Day and Stacey Hutchinson 

For more information on the Gala, please contact Lorelei Mitrani at or (703) 519-2102.  

Since 2010, the Foundation has honored a cancer champion pioneer at the Gala. Past awardees have included:

2019 – Senators Bill Cassidy (R-LA) and Mazie Hirono (D-HI) ~ Honored for their leadership in protecting coverage of services for veterans, seniors and first responders; raising awareness on colorectal cancer, breast cancer, ovarian cancer and hepatitis, a leading cause of liver cancer; limiting access to tobacco products among adolescents and young adults; ensuring transparency in care delivery; and expanding funding for biomedical research in cancer.

2018 – Senators Roy Blunt (R-MO) and Patty Murray (D-WA) ~ Honored for their leadership in protecting the appropriation for the National Institutes of Health, enabling it to continue being the global leader of biomedical research.

2017 – House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) ~ With his support of the 21st Century Cures Act, Leader McCarthy contributed to bipartisan support of this historic effort to speed up the discovery, development and delivery of lifesaving cures.

2016 – Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Representative Diana DeGette (D-Colorado) ~ In 2014, Rep. DeGette and Chairman Upton launched the 21st Century Cures initiative, a multi-year effort aiming to bring researchers, industry experts and patients together to speed up the discovery, development and delivery of lifesaving cures.

2015 – Senator Mike Crapo ~ U.S. Senator from Idaho who is a two-time prostate cancer survivor. Senator Crapo collaborated for many years with the Foundation on a signature initiative, a Health Awareness and Screening Booth at the Idaho State Fair. He has also been a champion of legislation that helps advanced progress in cancer research and quality of care for cancer patients.

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.
To make a donation for to the Michael G. Oxley Lung Cancer Research Fund, click here.

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, DC.

Silent Auction

The Prevent Cancer Silent Auction boasts one of a kind experiences, trips, jewelry and more.  Bidding for the 2019 silent auction has closed, check back for information on the 2020 silent auction.

Interested in donating to the 2020 Prevent Cancer Silent Auction? Contact Amanda Wallach at or (703) 519-2119.

Sponsorships for the 2020 Gala are now available. To join us as a 2020 sponsor, please contact Lorelei Mitrani at or (703) 519-2102.

Thank you to our 2019 Annual Spring Gala sponsors!


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  • AmerisourceBergen
  • Association of Accessible Medicines
  • Astellas
  • Eisai
  • Exact Sciences
  • Genentech
  • Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals
  • Northrop Grumman
  • Sazerac
  • Southern Company


  • AdvaMed
  • American Airlines
  • American Chemistry Council
  • American College of Radiology Association
  • Becton Dickenson and Company
  • Boeing
  • Capitol Counsel, LLC
  • Celgene
  • CenturyLink
  • CGCN Group
  • Comcast NBC Universal
  • Community Oncology Alliance
  • CoStar
  • Daiichi Sankyo Cancer Enterprise
  • Dropbox
  • Edison Electric Institute
  • EMD Serono
  • ExxonMobil
  • Farragut Partners
  • Fluor
  • Health Care Service Corporation
  • Hologic
  • Home Depot
  • Houser Family Foundation
  • InCoStrat
  • Juliet Rosenthal Foundation
  • Mastercard International
  • MedData
  • Michaels Companies
  • Microsoft
  • Myriad
  • NCTA – the Internet and Television Association
  • New York Life
  • Lynne and Greg O’Brien
  • Joann Piccolo and Tim Carmody
  • Sachiko Kuno Foundation
  • Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association
  • Taiho Oncology, Inc.
  • Tarplin, Downs & Young
  • Jonathan and Elaine Topodas
  • Unum


  • Alston & Bird
  • Biotechnology Industry Organization
  • Citigroup Inc.
  • Crossroads Strategies
  • Duberstein Group
  • Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co.
  • Mr. and Mrs. Don Hutchins
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • The Kazmi Family
  • Mr. and Mrs. Brock Landry
  • PNC Bank
  • Precision X-Ray
  • Rockwell Automation
  • Stohlman Automotive
  • Takeda Pharmaceuticals America
  • TE Connectivity

For information on Gala sponsorship opportunities, please contact Lorelei Mitrani at or (703) 519-2102.

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