2020 Inspiration Gala

On Saturday, November 7, 2020, the BC Cancer Foundation invites you to attend the 2020 Inspiration Gala presented by BMO. Join us for a unique, virtual event. Experience it all from the most exclusive venue in town, your home.

With COVID-19 changing events as we know them, the Inspiration Gala committee was inspired to create something different than what you have typically seen at the event. This year, your ticket will include access to the live stream event featuring a live auction, silent auction, raffle, gourmet charcuterie board, Palm Springs themed cocktail, wine, and entertainment.

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The 2020 Inspiration Gala presented by BMO will raise funds to break down Women’s Cancers

The BC Cancer Foundation is committed to changing the outcome for the over 5,500 British Columbians who will be diagnosed with a women’s cancer in 2020.

We believe BC CAN because we already are:

  • With donor support, BC Cancer was the first to sequence the DNA of breast cancer, leading to a new understanding of the disease and how to treat it.
  • BC Cancer researchers were the first to discover and implement a novel method to prevent ovarian cancer. This method has since been adopted by cancer centres around the world.

Today, BC Cancer is leading the charge to cure more women’s cancers through innovative therapies and precision medicine. We are on the cusp of more cures for women in B.C. and we invite you to join us and show your support through the 2020 Inspiration Gala presented by BMO.

Together, BC CAN change the story for women across the province, and we will.

 

2019 Inspiration Gala

 

 

Event Details

As one of British Columbia's premiere events, the Inspiration Gala presented by BMO has become one of the most important dates in Vancouver's social calendar.

Date: Saturday, November 7th, 2020
Time: 7:15pm 
Location: Metro Vancouver, in the most exclusive venue in town – your home. 
Attire: Dress to Impress – you will not be seen on screen however we encourage you to share photos on social media!
Tickets: $325 for Individual Tickets
              $600 for Pairs Attending Together

With COVID-19 changing events as we know them, the Inspiration Gala committee was inspired to create something different than what you have typically seen at the event. This year, your ticket will include access to the live stream event featuring a live auction, silent auction, raffle, gourmet charcuterie board, Palm Springs themed cocktail, wine, and entertainment.

Purchase Tickets

 

2020 Inspiration Gala Committee 

Patrick MacKenzie, CHAIR

Jane Hungerford, O.B.C., PAST CHAIR

Negar Adam

Ruth Burstein

Ana Fernandes

Karen Fleck

Carmen Hou

Janie Hungerford

Stephen Ing

Natalie Matko

Kelly May

Jenny Newell

Susan Nicol

Claudia Pavao

Rachel Thomas

Paula Thomson

Jas Uppal

Shanlee von Vegesack 

Over 15 years, the BC Cancer Foundation's Inspiration Gala has invested over $34 million to accelerate research in genomics, blood, lung, pancreatic, breast, ovarian, brain, colorectal, lymphoid cancers, personalized medicine and POG at BC Cancer. 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, please contact Chantelle Dalton at 604.675.8191 or Chantelle.Dalton@bccancer.bc.ca.

How Your Gift Helps

WE WILL BREAK DOWN WOMEN’S CANCERS IN 2020

This is the year.

This is the year we will break down women’s cancers.

This year, 3,975 women in B.C. will be diagnosed with breast cancer.

This year, 1,570 women in B.C. will be diagnosed with gynecologic cancer, including ovarian, uterine and cervical.

While many breast cancers are curable, rare and hard-to-treat subtypes can be deadly, particularly for younger women.

Currently, there are no effective treatments for most gynecologic cancers.

BC CAN change this.

The BC Cancer Foundation is committed to changing the outcome for the 5,545 British Columbians who will be diagnosed with a women’s cancer in 2020.

We believe BC CAN because we already are:

  • With donor support, BC Cancer was the first to break down the DNA of breast cancer, leading to a new understanding of the disease and how to treat it.
  • BC Cancer researchers were the first to discover and implement a method to prevent ovarian cancer. This method has since been adopted by cancer centres around the world.

Today, BC Cancer is leading the charge to cure more women’s cancers through innovative therapies and precision medicine.

As cancer continues to evolve, now is our time to act.

A significant investment is needed right now to find solutions for women’s cancers.  
We are on the cusp of more cures for women in B.C. and we invite you to join us and show your support through the 2020 Inspiration Gala presented by BMO.

Together, BC CAN change the story for women across the province, and we will.

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Donate securities to Inspiration gala 

Download and complete the Securities Transfer Form (PDF). Follow the easy instructions on the form to complete the transfer. 

Live & Silent Auction

Live & Silent auction details will be released closer to the event date.

Raffle

Raffle details will be released closer to the event date.

 

Sponsorship

Thank you to our generous 2020 sponsors!

PRESENTING

INSPIRATION

DREAM

Marcon   WholeBrand

COURAGE

AstraZeneca    Fasken

HOPE

         Wanson

 

STRENGTH

SPIRA    ZLC Financial    Centre Court    John Tsai Group    Centre Court

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:

Lindsay Abbott
Associate Director, Corporate Relations
BC Cancer Foundation
Tel: 604.675.8015
Email: lindsay.abbott@bccancer.bc.ca