Dear CancerCare Patrons,
It is with profound regret that I inform you that we have decided to cancel the 2020 CancerCare National Gala that had been scheduled for April 22. As much as we are committed to providing our support services to those in need, we are equally committed to ensuring the health and safety of our esteemed supporters and our invaluable staff.
We have become keenly aware of COVID-19’s impact on our client population over the past several weeks and are well aware how important and necessary our psychosocial and financial services are right now to everyone we serve. As our Gala assists in providing crucial funding for us throughout the year, we hope that you continue to support these vital services by way of an online auction or donation instead.
CancerCare remains fully operational, functioning remotely with online and telephone client services. I am available to address any questions you may have.
We will be hosting an online auction from Thursday, April 16, at 9:00 a.m. through Wednesday, April 22, at 9:00 p.m. View the auction site here. Should you wish to make a donation, you can do so through this link as well. Your gift is 100% tax deductible.
On behalf of all of us at CancerCare, our Board and all those we serve, thank you for your steadfast support. Wishing you and your families safety and good health.
Patricia J. Goldsmith, CEO
Help and Hope Award
Tony Award-winner and five-time Tony Award nominee
The gala is a vital source of funding for CancerCare and the organization’s premier event for its trustees and donors. Previous attendees include Katie Couric, Laura Linney, Cynthia Nixon, Whoopi Goldberg, Chef David Burke, Sam Donaldson, Mayor David Dinkins, Jessye Norman and many other notable figures who support CancerCare’s mission. Past honorees include Frank Doroff (former Executive Vice President of Bloomingdale’s), Bristol-Myers Squibb, Astellas & Medivation, Bayer HealthCare, Pamela S. Wygod and WebMD Health Foundation and Weil, Gotshal & Manges.
Meet our Committee
Founded in 1944, CancerCare is the leading national organization providing free, professional support services and information to help people manage the emotional, practical and financial challenges of cancer. Our comprehensive services include counseling and support groups over the phone, online and in-person, educational workshops, publications and financial and co-payment assistance. All CancerCare services are provided by oncology social workers and world-leading cancer experts.
Tony Award-winner and five-time Tony Award nominee Laura Benanti is a highly celebrated stage and screen actress, who recently ended her critically acclaimed run on Broadway as Eliza Doolittle in Lincoln Center’s revival of “My Fair Lady.” Her television credits include “Younger,” “The Detour,” “Supergirl,” “Law & Order: SVU,” “Nashville,” “The Good Wife, “Elementary,” “Nurse Jackie," “The Big C,” NBC’s “The Sound of Music Live” and her heralded turn as First Lady Melania Trump on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.” Other Broadway credits include Steve Martin’s Meteor Shower, Amalia Balash in She Loves Me (Tony and Drama Desk Award nominee), Gypsy Rose Lee in Gypsy opposite Patti LuPone (Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards), Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (Tony nomination, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards winner), Into the Woods (Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle nominations), In the Next Room or The Vibrator Play, The Wedding Singer, Nine (starring Antonio Banderas). Other distinguished theater performances include Perdita in The Winter's Tale at the Williamstown Theatre Festival, Anne in A Little Night Music at the L.A. Opera, Eileen in Wonderful Town, and Rosabella in The Most Happy Fella, both for City Center Encores!
To become a sponsor, please choose the desired level on the registration form.
Feel free to reach out to Special Events Director Erica Lebensberg with any questions:
We are pleased to be able to host the auction and offer an array of items as well as the opportunity for you to make a gift of support to us. The auction will be live from Thursday, April 16, at 9:00 a.m. through Wednesday, April 22, at 9:00 p.m. See the auction site here.