​The 2016 Hillman Cancer Center Gala

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WHAT: The 2016 Hillman Cancer Center Gala “A Future Without Cancer” celebrates the support of donors and raises money to benefit the UPMC CancerCenter and the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute (UPCI), the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center in western Pennsylvania. Through this gala, millions of dollars in critical support are raised for cancer research and patient care at the UPMC CancerCenter.
WHO: More than 800 of the region’s leaders and longtime supporters of UPMC CancerCenter and UPCI will be recognized for their philanthropic generosity. 
Gala leadership includes: 
• Henry Hillman, honorary co-chair
• Cathy & Sy Holzer, honorary co-chairs
• Leslie & Jim Rutherford, gala co-chairs
• Diane & Cliff Rowe, gala co-chairs
This year’s gala is being presented by PNC.
WHEN: Thursday, September 29, 2016
• 5:30 p.m., cocktail reception
• 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., dinner and entertainment
WHERE: Consol Energy Center, 1001 Fifth Ave., Downtown
WHY: Support of the gala helps provide crucial funding for the research that takes us one step closer to a future without cancer. UPCI and the UPMC CancerCenter are focused on treatments for all types and stages of cancer, with an emphasis on personalizing cancer care to ensure that each patient receives the most appropriate prevention, detection and treatment strategies.
For more information, call 412-623-4700 or visit www.hillmangala.org.