Event Information

Join us at this year’s UPMC Hillman Cancer Center Gala, A Future Without Cancer on Thursday, September 14, 2017 at PPG Paints Arena! Each year the UPMC Hillman Cancer Center Gala supports the efforts of scientists and clinicians by raising millions of dollars for cancer research and patient care. We are grateful to our gala co-chairs Diane and Cliff Rowe and Barbara and Herb Shear for all of their efforts this year. The goal of all the work we do is to make life better for each individual who has been touched by cancer, and we cannot accomplish this on our own.

This year’s event will be a wonderful celebration of the men and women here in Pittsburgh and around the world – patients, researchers, physicians, nurses, and everyone in between – who have dedicated their lives to finding new and better ways to diagnose, treat, and prevent cancer. These individuals embody the spirit of our mission and we are proud to support their work.To achieve our goals, we rely on support from our community partners, our private and corporate supporters, and from individuals like you. This year, we are proud to once again thank PNC for serving as our presenting sponsor and Cathy and Sy Holzer for being our honorary co-chairs. We look forward to celebrating with you in September!

UPMC Hillman Cancer Center Gala 2017, A Future Without Cancer
Thursday, September 14, 2017
PPG Paints Arena (Directions)
5:30 p.m. – Cocktail Reception
6:30 p.m. – Dinner/Entertainment
Cathy and Sy Holzer
Diane and Cliff Rowe
Barbara and Herb Shear
Chris Botti
Self-parking in the PPG Paints Arena garage; valet parking available at the Trib Total Media entrance on Centre Avenue
Cocktail Attire

Buy Tickets

Thank you for your interest in purchasing tickets for the UPMC Hillman Cancer Center Gala 2017, A Future Without Cancer. Your ticket purchase helps to provide much needed funding for doctors and researchers who are working hard in the fight against cancer. Contact Eleanor Flannery at 412-623-4777 or flannerye@upmc.edu to make your ticket purchase today.

$500 per person

(For tax purposes, your charitable contribution is $375 per ticket.)

Sponsorship & Underwriting Opportunites

The gala is the highest priority fundraising event for UPMC Hillman Cancer Center and represents a significant opportunity for our current and potential sponsors. With your support, we can make a great impact on our physicians' and scientists' abilities to develop more effective tools for preventing, diagnosing, and treating cancer.

For more information on how you can become a sponsor, review our sponsorship opportunities brochure or contact us at 412-623-4777 for more information. Please note that we cannot guarantee your sponsorship listing or recognition if your materials are not received by Monday, August 28.

View our complete list of sponsors.

Contact Us

For general inquiries and more information about sponsorship opportunities for the UPMC Hillman Cancer Center Gala 2017, please contact:

Eleanor Flannery
UPMC Cancer Pavilion, Suite 1B
5150 Centre Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15232

Phone: 412-623-4777
Fax: 412-623-4710
Email: flannerye@upmc.edu

For more specific media and press information, please contact:

Cyndy Patton
Phone: 412-586-9772
Email: PattonC4@upmc.edu

Wendy Zellner
Phone: 412-586-9777
Email: ZellnerWL@upmc.edu