Our Big Gala

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

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

TO PURCHSE TICKETS OR MAKE A DONATION, CLICK HERE

Shop, Dine and Dance at Research for the Cure Benefitting the Louisiana Cancer Research Center

Canal Place
Wed. Oct. 16, 6-9pm
Tickets $75 and up
Featuring New Orleans Jazz Orchestra and ELS Dance and Show Band

The Shops at Canal Place will open their doors for a special evening on Wed., Oct. 16. for the Research for the Cure Gala in support of the Louisiana Cancer Research Center (LCRC) and hosted by Canal Place. Canal Place will open its doors for this special evening from 6PM until 9PM. Attendees can shop and browse while enjoying New Orleans’ finest restaurants, caterers, and local music.

The LCRC facilitates and supports cancer-focused research through collaborations between member institutions LSU Health New Orleans, Tulane University School of Medicine, Xavier University of Louisiana and Ochsner Health System. Together they compete for millions in federal cancer research dollars earning $23.6 million in 2018 alone and $335 million since 2002.

This year’s Gala Chairs are Barbara Greenberg and Sue Singer. The Honorary Chairs are former TV and radio journalist Angela Hill, WWL TV anchor Karen Swensen, and Saks Fifth Avenue New Orleans General Manager Carolyn Elder.

Barbara Greenberg explains, “For many of us cancer and its research are personal. 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.”

“We must continue to wage this war on cancer,” concurs Sue Singer. “It is the #2 killer in Louisiana. And thanks to the LCRC, essential research and clinical studies are a daily reality. LCRC-related research not only benefits the Louisiana people by making clinical trials more accessible to cancer patients, but also by providing an important economic boost to our region.”

TICKETS

To purchase tickets or make a donation, CLICK HERE

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.

Thank you to our co-chairs and honorees! Organizing our annual gala is a major event and it would never be possible without the hard work of our committee, led by Co-chairs Sue Singer and Barbara Greenberg. We are delighted to honor Angela Hill, Karen Swenson and Carolyn Elder at this year’s event- three women whose lives have been touched by cancer. Tickets are now available at ResearchfortheCure.org. See you on Oct. 16 at Canal Place!
Click HERE to watch a brief video showcasing our committee chairs.