Due to ongoing COVID-19 health concerns, the 2021 Cancer Gala has been canceled. Formalizing this decision was disappointing to be sure. However, our team remains focused on the future and is looking forward to the return of this beloved event in 2022.

It is no surprise that the diagnosis and treatment of cancer persisted through the pandemic. In fact, last year’s shutdown will have a long-lasting effect on cancer outcomes, a direct consequence of later stage diagnosis.

Our team is dedicated to expanding screening opportunities and is pleased to announce a new initiative that will allow us to increase screenings for lung cancer, an all-too common cancer affecting West Virginians. The Mobile Lung Cancer Screening Program is a new mobile unit that will build upon the successes of Bonnie’s Bus, providing high-quality mobile screening closer to home.

This year, we ask that you consider directing your traditional Gala support to this new and impactful program. With your help, the mobile program will begin serving individuals across the state this year.

To conveniently formalize your gift online, please click the button below. You may also contact Director of Annual Giving Stephanie McCandless at SMcCandless@wvuf,org or 304-293-7585.

We at the Cancer Institute are anxious to gather with you again in person. We look forward to delivering a memorable and show-stopping celebration in 2022. Until then, please stay well and know that we are deeply grateful for your continued support.


Hannah W. Hazard-Jenkins, MD, FACS
Director, WVU Cancer Institute

In order to submit your gift conveniently online, please click on the button below. Doing so will redirect you to our secure transaction page.

Thank you for your generosity. Should you have questions upon review of the gift options available this year, please contact Stephanie McCandless at SMcCandless@wvuf.org or 304-293-7585.