Event Information

This year’s UPMC Hillman Cancer Center Gala, presented by PNC, will be held on Thursday, September 12, 2019 at PPG Paints Arena! Each year, the gala recognizes millions of dollars raised in support of UPMC Hillman Cancer Center’s fight against cancer. Join us for this year’s event as we celebrate the extraordinary team of individuals who work tirelessly searching for new and better cancer treatments and therapies. These men and women have established a standard of excellence in cancer research that reaches far beyond Pittsburgh. To continue this good work, 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. We look forward to celebrating with you in September!

UPMC Hillman Cancer Center Gala 2019

DATE: Thursday, September 12, 2019

VENUE: PPG Paints Arena (Directions)

TIME: 5:30 p.m. – Cocktail Reception, 6:30 p.m. – Dinner/Entertainment

GALA CO-CHAIRS: Ramsey & Mike Lyons and Barb & Gary Bowser

HONORARY GALA CO-CHAIRS: Millie & Lou Cestello


PARKING: Self-parking available in the Jim Shorkey RAM Parking Garage at PPG Paints Arena; valet parking at the main arena entrance on Centre Avenue

ATTIRE: Cocktail Attire

Buy Tickets

Tickets are now on sale! For more information on purchasing tickets, please visit our online ticket form, or contact Eleanor Flannery at 412-623-4777 or flannerye@upmc.edu. Ticket purchases help to provide much needed funding for researchers who are working hard in the fight against cancer.

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 meaningful impact on the fight against cancer. For more information on how you can become a sponsor: View our list of 2019 sponsors.
View our list of 2018 sponsors.

Contact Us

For general inquiries and more information about sponsorship opportunities for the UPMC Hillman Cancer Center Gala 2019, 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