Research for the Cure gala

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 - 6:00pm

Please join us at the
2019 Research for the Cure
Gala and Charity Shopping Event

Save The Date

Wednesday, October 16th, 6 – 9 p.m.
Canal Place, 333 Canal Street, New Orleans

Charity Shopping Event, Food and Music
Wednesday, October 16

We have a new look but the same goals!

The Annual Key to the Cure event, previously hosted nationally and solely by Saks Fifth Avenue, is transitioning to the Research for the Cure Gala and will be hosted by Louisiana Cancer Research Center at Canal Place. Thanks, must go to Saks Fifth Avenue for providing 20 successful years of support to the New Orleans community in our cancer battle. We are most grateful for their years of sponsorship.

Our new gala will still benefit the Louisiana Cancer Research Center and its consortium members (Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center- New Orleans, Tulane University, Xavier University, and Ochsner Health System).

On October 16, 2019 from 6 PM until 9 PM, the event will be held in the entire Canal Place shopping center as we enjoy our area’s finest restaurants, caterers and local music. Complimentary parking will be provided by the Berger-Tiller Families and as a plus, Canal Place shops will be open for purchasing their wonderful offerings.

For many of us cancer and its research are personal. To cancer we have lost parents, siblings, spouses, children and dear friends. Cancer does not discriminate. In addition, some of us are predisposed due to inherited genetic mutations, thus fighting genetic wars. Only research can provide answers for prevention knowledge, treatment guidance, and early diagnosis. Only research will lead to permanent cures. Continued research and clinical studies are a must.

Leveraging investments from funds we raise, LCRC researchers successfully compete for millions in additional federal grant funds. Resulting new advances include the development of precision or personalized medicine initiatives, and new cancer immunotherapy treatments including the use of check-point inhibitors and Car-T cells that harness the patient’s own immune system to attack cancer cells. Future cancer research goals are preventative cancer vaccines and epigenetic drugs that convert cancer cells back to normal cells. The future is ours with your support!

Please join us in our personal quest by becoming part of the Louisiana Research for the Cure team. Again, become a sponsor, attend the gala.


To purchase tickets, CLICK HERE

If you wish to make a donation, please CLICK HERE.

Suggested dress: Business/Cocktail

The online ticket sales period will end at 11:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 15. However, anyone wishing to purchase a ticket can also do so at the door on the evening of the Gala for the same price – $75 per ticket.