Cancer League’s Golden Gala raises over $350,000 for cancer research and treatments

President Lisa Settlemier and event chair Melissa Partovi

The Cancer League’s 50th Anniversary Holly Ball, The Golden Gala, was held this past Friday, Dec. 1, at Claremont Country Club. The event, chaired by Melissa Partovi, was attended by 220 generous supporters who came together to raise over $350,000. Proceeds from the event will fund numerous seed-stage grants focused on breakthrough cancer research and treatments. 

Extravagant sights of gold welcomed partygoers; women in glamorous gold evening gowns were escorted by dapper men dressed in black tie to celebrate 50 years of seeding the cure. Delicious food and excellent wine triggered a battle of the bidding paddles; the evening concluded with joyous dancing among old and newfound friends.

“We couldn’t have done it without our amazing donors. I am so grateful to everyone that supported Holly Ball – thank you for your incredible generosity towards our cause!” said Melissa Partovi, The Cancer League’s Holly Ball Chair.

Holly Ball is The Cancer League’s largest fundraiser of the year, providing significant support for accredited non-profit organizations dedicated to the fight against cancer. The organization offers seed-level funding for researchers working on new cutting-edge cancer research and treatments. Since its founding in 1973, The Cancer League has raised and donated over 7 million dollars to the fight against cancer. 

Find more information about The Cancer League HERE.

Derek de Petra, Dr. Michael Hebrard, Weston Settlemier, John Atherton
Dr. Gigi Chen, Jenna Caldwell, Nevin Kessler (President John Muir Health Foundation), Anne Marie Taylor
Marc and Samantha Furstein
Jane and Robert Inch
Kate Osler, Kelly Winniford, Danielle Horwitz, Melissa Partovi, Aisha Alsayegh
Jacque Jumper, Blair Paige, Kathryn MacDonald, and Betsy Lalli
Philip and Marina Dreyfuss

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