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Illumination Gala

2023 Illumination Gala | June 3

The Event

Thank you to all who participated in this year's Illumination Gala. The evening was filled with humor, hope, and generosity. We are incredibly grateful to all of our partners in making the event a success. Watch the highlights of the evening. 


Illumination is The Foundation for Barnes-Jewish Hospital’s premier gala that raises money for advancements in cancer research, innovation, patient care, and education for our community at the Alvin J. Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine. Illumination is truly an unforgettable evening of hope, entertainment and philanthropy. Since 2007, this extraordinary gala has raised over $42 million to support more than 140 cancer research projects leading to new ways to prevent and treat cancer. 

Grateful Patient Montage | Illumination Gala 2023

Witness the courage and bravery of these grateful patients who shared their stories and offer inspiration. 

Dan and Sheila Timm

As we all know, far too many people are impacted by cancer. We are honored to share with you the stories of gratitude from some of these fighting spirits, and their families and friends who have benefited from lifesaving breakthroughs at Siteman. Learn more about the Timm's journey.

Dan and Sheila Timm dive deeper into their “why” for giving and their hope for the future. The Timm family highlights the relationship between innovation and community.

Frontier Night Discovery and Innovation

Take a look at the people and scientific innovations funded by the Illumination Gala. At Frontier Night earlier this month, four Siteman Cancer Center physician-scientists described advances made over the past 15 years from early-stage research to clinical trials to lifesaving patient outcomes.

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.