The Greenbrier - America's Resort / White Sulphur Springs, WV

Building the Best
for West Virginia’s Premier Cancer Institute

Nikki Izzo-Brown, Honorary Chair
First Lady Laurie Erickson and Sharon Rowe, Co-Chairs

The 2024 Spring Gala will highlight the WVU Cancer Institute’s collaborative efforts and celebrate its successes with a weekend of festivities at America’s Resort.

Guests will be welcomed Friday evening with special entertainment and a Mexican fiesta featuring award-winning celebrity chef Aaron Sanchez.

Saturday morning, attendees will enjoy special sessions, including Coffee with the Big 12 Commissioner, and will have a front row seat as Dr. Hannah Hazard-Jenkins and and team showcase not only the Institute’s advances but also its collaborative efforts across Health Sciences. As our Cancer Institute works to achieve National Cancer Institute Designation, it will be vital that physicians and researchers across multiple specialties contribute. We look forward to celebrating their advances in research and care.

Saturday afternoon will feature a culinary demonstration by Chef Sanchez and a fireside chat with former White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer. Saturday night, Cancer Gala favorite Benny Benack and his orchestra return, joined on stage by an incredible lineup of Broadway and New York performers. This event is one not to be missed!

A Look Back at the 2023 Spring Cancer Gala

Thank you to all those who joined us in 2023 as we celebrated the Spring Gala’s rich history of nearly 40 years! It was an incredible weekend. Enjoy this look back at the special occasion as we prepare for the 2024 event, presented both by video and in this photo gallery.

West Virginia’s Premier Cancer Facility

The WVU Cancer Institute is a place of hope – a place where the state’s top doctors and researchers come together to provide compassionate, high-quality care for a brighter tomorrow.

Philanthropic support helps the Institute provide world-class care closer to home. Join us in growing this support by registering to attend the Spring Gala or by making a charitable donation.


If you are unable to join us, consider making a fully tax-deductible gift today.

Then and Now