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2024 Illumination Gala   |   June 1   


The 2024 Illumination Gala was filled with hope, gratitude, and celebration as we marked the 15th anniversary of the Cancer Frontier Fund!  The 2024 gala has raised more than $3.5 million to fund leading-edge research to accelerate discovery and improve the way we prevent and treat the many forms of cancer at Siteman Cancer Center.

Thank you to our lead ambassadors, Julie & Rusty Keeley and Carolyn Kindle, and our celebrity guest host, Jay Leno, for raising awareness and funds for critical research at Siteman Cancer Center.

Watch the 2024 Cancer Frontier Video Series!

Grateful Families

We are proud of the courageous and grateful families that shared their stories at our 2024 Illumination Gala. 

Celebrating 15 Years

For every dollar of philanthropic support for the Cancer Frontier Fund, researchers turn that into $13 of return from national funding to expand and accelerate projects.

Research and Discovery

Every gift made through Illumination directly supports cancer research, like Dr. Pachynski's, and helps to save more lives!

Grateful Patient

Learn why Beth Neill passionately supports cancer research and patient care and how philanthropy supports innovative and life-saving research at Alvin J. Siteman Cancer Center.

The People and Science behind the Illumination Gala

Watch Frontier Night 2024 and discover the journey from early-stage research to clinical trials to lifesaving patient outcomes—all of which are made possible through philanthropic investment in the Cancer Frontier Fund.

Illumination is The Foundation for Barnes-Jewish Hospital’s premier gala that raises money for cancer research at Alvin J. Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine. The 2024 Illumination Gala was truly an unforgettable evening of hope, entertainment, and philanthropy. Since 2007, this extraordinary gala has raised over $45 million to support more than 177 cancer research projects leading to new ways to prevent and treat cancer.

There’s still time to give. With your partnership, we will speed development of cancer therapies and treatments and discovery of cures. Make a difference today