April 28 - 29, 2023 / The Greenbrier - America's Resort / White Sulphur Springs, WV

Barbara Alexander McKinney, Chair
David and Kimberly Alvarez, Honorary Chairs

Celebrating WVU Cancer
Then And Now

The WVU Cancer Institute Spring Gala is steeped in nearly 40 years of history, having launched before the first spate of dirt was turned to build the WVU Cancer Institute that we know and love today. In 1985, a special group converged to establish what grew to become one of the Institute’s signature philanthropic events. The event played host to many notable supporters, including an impressive list of celebrity guests. Generations of families found a love for the cause as years progressed, becoming passionate and dedicated supporters.

Funds raised over the decades have allowed the Cancer Institute to pursue its mission of lessening the cancer burden in and around West Virginia. This year, we pay homage to the rich history of the Spring Gala, it’s patrons and the origins of the Cancer Institute, all while celebrating the bright future which lies ahead.

Event Details

Join us in beautiful White Sulphur Springs, WV at America’s Resort for a weekend-long celebration featuring incredible special guests and performances. A signature benefit event for the WVU Cancer Institute, the annual Spring Gala boasts a guest list that is a veritable who’s who across the Mountain State. Leaders, change makers, and supporters from across West Virginia enjoy a captivating dinner dance, stunning receptions and incomparable conversations with WVU Cancer clinicians, researchers and staff, as well as leadership from both WVU and WVU Hospitals.


Tickets and sponsorships for the Spring Gala are in high demand. Guests are asked to R.S.V.P. no later than April 7th. Learn more about registration options for this treasured charitable event.

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.

Unable to Attend This Year?

Those who wish to make a 100% tax-deductible donation without acknowledgement at the event are welcome to do so. Please note: those who are not attending but do wish to be listed as sponsor at the event should complete instead a Sponsorship Registration.