Celebration of Life Gala Event
Save the Date!
Join us the morning of March 8th for a complimentary
education event and a black tie gala event
at 6 o'clock in the evening.
Education Event begins at 8 o'clock the morning of the 8th. THIS IS A FREE EVENT.
Click here to view the Education Event Agenda.
Saturday March 8, 2014 - Loews Portofino Bay Hotel
Universal Studios — Orlando, FL
Please follow the links below to purchase your tickets for the Evening Gala Event. RSVP is required.
For more information on the gala email us, call 407-303-0212 or register to attend
Hotel reservations can be made by calling 866-360-7395 or at LoewsHotels.com
For more information on the morning education event email us.
The Celebration of Life Gala in the evening is a FUNDRAISING EVENT in
partnership with the Florida Hospital Foundation.
The International Prostate Cancer Foundation invites you to our Celebration of Life 2014 Gala. An interactive night filled with entertainment, education, dinner and dancing. Support men everywhere by attending and helping The International Prostate Cancer Foundation continue to fight prostate cancer.
March 9-11, 2012
The International Prostate Cancer Foundation enjoys successful launch.
To View the Full Gallery of images from the full weekend. Click here.
The theme was the celebration of life and the atmosphere was celebratory at the inaugural International Prostate Cancer Foundation Gala Weekend. More than 300 guests, dignitaries and prostate cancer survivors were there to "give prostate cancer the finger".
Dr. Vipul Patel's dream of creating a prostate cancer foundation that will promote research, educate men and encourage prostate screening was realized this year at the inaugural International Prostate Cancer Foundation Gala Weekend.
With support coming from an experienced board of directors and a team of volunteers, the Foundation has already reached millions of people thanks to Oscar Robertson's willingness to go public with his own battle with prostate cancer. He is the Foundation's All Star survivor.
The Weekend began Friday March 9, 2012, at The Waldorf Astoria Bonnet Creek Resort, with a Board Meeting, where all the members were made official ambassadors for the Foundation. A meet and greet cocktail reception followed the meeting, where board members and Dr. Patel's team could get better acquainted.
The morning of Saturday, March 10, 2012 the Foundation hosted an Education Symposium. Patients and supporters alike attended to learn more about Prostate Cancer Facts, Advances in Screening and Genetic Research, and Life after a Prostatectomy - just to name a few. With such talented and educated advocates in attendance, this was a must attend event for anyone who has been affected by Prostate Cancer.
The Evening of Saturday, March 10, 2012 was the official Foundation Launch Gala Event. Attended by hundreds from around the world, the Gala marked the first step in Dr. Patel's effort to help save lives through this educational effort, while also putting an emphasis on genetic research. We were lucky enough to have Bob Frier from Fox 35 News emcee the event. (pictured above)
The Evening Opened with a performance by The Celebration Gospel Choir (pictured above) and continued the celebration in honor of our diverse supporters with dancing from around the world. Much Thanks goes to Orlando Bollywood, Tam Tam Congo, DeSamba!, and Alborea Flamenco Dancers for sharing their culture and talents during the evening. (pictured below: Tam Tam Congo). The evening's entertainment closed with a tribute dance to honor those who have lost the fight with Prostate Cancer. This interpretive dance was performed beautifully by Chiaki Yasukawa and Daniel Benavides. (pictured below)
The Celebration of Life continued with many of our esteemed Board Members and Cancer Survivors speaking on behalf of the foundation, and why it is so important to join the fight, and create awareness, research and education about prostate cancer. Please considering attending our next Gala, and join us in the fight against prostate cancer.
On a quick side note, we want to give a special thanks to Lisa Stoner of E-Events, Amy Morelli of 2u Creative, and Jane McLean of The Waldorf Astoria for working closely with Dr. Patel and our Board members for many months to create such an amazing event. (pictured above: Board Member Kenneth Palmer, Amy Morelli of 2u Creative, Dr. Vipul Patel, and Lisa Stoner of E-Events.
Benefiting the International Prostate Cancer Foundation and the Florida Hospital Prostate Cancer Program.