The Illumination Gala supports The Foundation for Barnes-Jewish Hospital’s Cancer Frontier Fund, an initiative to speed breakthrough research at the Siteman Cancer Center to develop new ways to prevent and treat cancer. Last year, more than 500 guests helped raise $3.5 million for cancer research.
The Cancer Frontier Fund has supported more than 60 cancer research projects since 2010 through the Foundation. These projects hold promise to find better treatments for many cancers, including ovarian cancer, breast cancer, pancreatic cancer, brain tumors, leukemia and others. The goal is to provide more individualized treatment for every patient.
The next Illumination Gala will be held in June 2018. Please check back for more details.