The BC Cancer Foundation’s 2017 Inspiration Gala is raising funds for the Hereditary Cancer Program at the BC Cancer Agency on Saturday, November 4th at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver. This elegant evening for 500 guests includes a cocktail reception, gourmet dinner, entertainment, raffle, live auction, and silent auction.
Last year’s event raised $3.05 million for NETRACER: Compounds to Conquer Cancer, and cumulatively over the past twelve years, Inspiration Galas have raised over $25 million for breakthrough lung, pancreatic, brain, ovarian, breast, lymphoid, immunotherapy and colorectal cancer research, as well as the Personalized Medicine Project and Personalized Onco-Genomics Program (POG) at the BC Cancer Agency. Through the Inspiration Gala, BC Cancer Foundation donors make contributions to leading-edge research that has a direct impact in improving cancer care for patients in B.C. The 2012 Inspiration Gala won “Best Fundraising Event” in Canada at the Canadian Event Industry Awards. The BC Cancer Foundation is the largest charitable funder of cancer research in this province.
Identifying hereditary cancer risk empowers individuals and families to stop cancer before it starts, with swift and effective prevention strategies. Previously thought to account for only a few of cancer diagnoses, BC Cancer researchers have recently proven that hereditary cancers actually account for 10% of all cancer diagnoses and span not just a few, but all cancer types.
Implementing a provincial hereditary screening program for all patients with advanced cancer at the time of diagnosis will save lives. Making this the standard of care for all cancer patients in B.C. will bring hope to families across generations and dramatically increase chances for survival. Now is the time to take a big leap forward to treat and prevent hereditary cancers by harnessing precision oncology for families.
As one of British Columbia's premiere events, the Inspiration Gala has become one of the most important dates in Vancouver's social calendar.
Date: Saturday, November 4, 2017
Location: Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, 900 W Georgia St.
Parking: Valet Parking complimentary for guests; please quote Inspiration Gala
Hotel Rooms: Information will be released closer to the event.
Attire: Black Tie
Individual tickets are $600 and a table of ten is $6,000. Partial tax receipt issued after the event. To purchase tickets, please contact Dana Arsenault at or firstname.lastname@example.org or 604.675.8261.
6:00 pm Cocktail Reception + Silent Auction
7:00 pm Dinner + Live Auction + Raffle Draw
10:00 pm After Party Dancing with Dr. Strangelove
2017 Inspiration Gala Committee
Tamara Taggart, O.B.C., CHAIR
Jane Hungerford, O.B.C., PAST CHAIR
Deborah Roitberg, PAST CHAIR
Over 12 years, the BC Cancer Foundation's Inspiration Gala has invested $25 million to accelerate research in lung, pancreatic, breast, ovarian, brain, colorectal, lymphoid cancers personalized medicine and POG at the BC Cancer Agency. The Gala has enabled ground-breaking discoveries in each of these projects, enriching our understanding of cancer, informing new treatment protocols, and helping to save lives.
For more information or to purchase tickets, please contact Dana Arsenault at or email@example.com or 604.675.8261.
The BC Cancer Foundation is the fundraising partner of the BC Cancer Agency and the largest funder of cancer research in this province. We enable donors to make contributions to leading-edge research that has a direct impact on improvements to cancer care for patients in British Columbia.
By connecting philanthropy and research, we support the revolutionary advances that will help us achieve our vision of a world free from cancer.
Live Auction details will be released closer to the event date.
Silent Auction details will be released closer to the event date.
Raffle details will be released closer to the event date.
Thank you to our generous sponsors!
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The BC Cancer Foundation invites you to partner with us as a sponsor of the Inspiration Gala. We offer monetary sponsorship involvement at a variety of levels. If you would like to discuss a sponsorship opportunity, please contact:
Senior Development Officer, Sponsorship
BC Cancer Foundation
Inspiration Gala funding has led directly to targeted therapies for ovarian and lymphoid cancers, a comprehensive BrainCare BC program and clinical trials, the development of advanced clinical tests for acute myeloid leukemia, world-first discoveries of the genetic make-up and subtypes of breast cancer and enhancements to care for lung cancer patients.
Below is a selection of photos from the 2016 Inspiration Gala.
Below is a selection of photos from the 2015 Inspiration Gala.