Our Big Gala

Please join us at the
2019 Research for the Cure
Gala and Charity Shopping Event

Save The Date

Wednesday, October 16th, 6 – 9 p.m.
Canal Place, 301 Canal Street, New Orleans

Charity Shopping Event, Food and Music
Wednesday, October 16

We have a new look but the same goals!

The Annual Key to the Cure event, previously hosted nationally and solely by Saks Fifth Avenue, is transitioning to the Research for the Cure Gala and will be hosted by Louisiana Cancer Research Center at Canal Place. Thanks, must go to Saks Fifth Avenue for providing 20 successful years of support to the New Orleans community in our cancer battle. We are most grateful for their years of sponsorship.

Our new gala will still benefit the Louisiana Cancer Research Center and its consortium members (Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center- New Orleans, Tulane University, Xavier University, and Ochsner Health System).

On October 16, 2019 from 6 PM until 9 PM, the event will be held in the entire Canal Place shopping center as we enjoy our area’s finest restaurants, caterers and local music. Complimentary parking will be provided by the Berger-Tiller Families and as a plus, Canal Place shops will be open for purchasing their wonderful offerings.

For many of us cancer and its research are personal. To cancer we have lost parents, siblings, spouses, children and dear friends. Cancer does not discriminate. In addition, some of us are predisposed due to inherited genetic mutations, thus fighting genetic wars. Only research can provide answers for prevention knowledge, treatment guidance, and early diagnosis. Only research will lead to permanent cures. Continued research and clinical studies are a must.

Leveraging investments from funds we raise, LCRC researchers successfully compete for millions in additional federal grant funds. Resulting new advances include the development of precision or personalized medicine initiatives, and new cancer immunotherapy treatments including the use of check-point inhibitors and Car-T cells that harness the patient’s own immune system to attack cancer cells. Future cancer research goals are preventative cancer vaccines and epigenetic drugs that convert cancer cells back to normal cells. The future is ours with your support!

Please join us in our personal quest by becoming part of the Louisiana Research for the Cure team. Again, become a sponsor, attend the gala.

TICKETS

To purchase tickets, CLICK HERE

If you wish to make a donation, please CLICK HERE.

Suggested dress: Business/Cocktail

The online ticket sales period will end at 11:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 15. However, anyone wishing to purchase a ticket can also do so at the door on the evening of the Gala for the same price – $75 per ticket.

Sponsorship

In addition to ticket proceeds and a percentage of sales, Research for the Cure raises important funds for cancer research through cash sponsorships from individuals, corporations or foundations within the community.

2019 sponsorship opportunities are as follows:

Diamond Sponsor – $20,000 & Up

  • Twelve (12) premium seats in the VIP Lounge with personal bar and food service
  • Name included on the Research for the Cure invitations and prominently on signage throughout the event
  • Name displayed on the Louisiana Cancer Research Center’s donor wall in the lobby of the state-of-the-art facility
  • Twenty (20) tickets, valued at $75 each to the Research for the Cure Event

Platinum Sponsor – $10,000 – $19,999

  • Eight (8) premium seats in the VIP Lounge with personal bar and food service
  • Name included on the Research for the Cure invitations, event program and prominently on signage throughout the event
  • Name displayed on the Louisiana Cancer Research Center’s donor wall in the lobby of the state-of-the-art facility
  • Twelve (12) tickets, valued at $75 each to the Research for the Cure Event

Gold Sponsor – $5,000 – $9,999

  • Six (6) premium seats in the VIP Lounge with personal bar and food service
  • Name included on the Research for the Cure invitations, event program and prominently on signage throughout the event
  • Name displayed on the Louisiana Cancer Research Center’s donor wall in the lobby of the state-of-the-art facility
  • Eight (8) tickets, valued at $75 each to the Research for the Cure Event

Silver Sponsor- $2,500 to $4,999

  • Four (4) premium seats in the VIP Lounge with personal bar and food service
  • Name included on the Research for the Cure invitations, event program and prominently on signage throughout the event
  • Six (6) tickets, valued at $75 each to the Research for the Cure Event

Bronze Sponsor – $1,000 to $2,499

  • Name included on the event program
  • Four (4) tickets, valued at $75 each to the Research for the Cure Event 

Vermeil Sponsor – $250 to $999

  • Name included on the event program
  • Two (2) tickets, valued at $75 each to the Research for the Cure Event

Individual Ticket – $75

  • One (1) ticket, valued at $75 each to the Research for the Cure Event

If you would like to become a sponsor of the 2019 Research for the Cure cancer research fundraiser, please contact Gillian Stagg at 504-293-2618 or gstagg@nocci.com.

The sponsorship form for the event can be found here.

If you are unable to attend the Research for the Cure event but would still like to make a donation, please make a check payable to the Louisiana Cancer Research Center (LCRC), and mail to:

Lousiana Cancer Research Center
Research for the Cure
ATTN:  LCRC/RFTC
1700 Tulane Ave., 10th Floor
New Orleans, LA 70112

PLEASE NOTE:  All sponsors of $5,000 or more (cumulative giving to the LCRC since 2004) will have their name(s) displayed on the Louisiana Cancer Research Center’s Donor Wall.  Those donors who reach the $10,000, $25,000, and $50,000 levels will have increasingly larger billing on the wall, respectively.  To find out your cumulative giving total, please contact the LCRC and ask for the Fiscal Department at (504) 210-1030 or email info@lcrc.info.

Many thanks to the restaurant/catering vendors who will provide guests of the 2019 Research for the Cure Gala with a mouthwatering array of delicious items to enjoy.

Please check back from time to time to review our restaurant partners and the delicious items they plan to serve.

If you are interested in participating, please contact Gillian Stagg – gstagg@nocci.com or 504-293-2618.

Entertainment

Guests of the 2019 Research for the Cure Gala will enjoy fabulous entertainment throughout Canal Place’s indoor shopping venue.

Please check back soon for our list of entertainers.