Upcoming Events

A Cause for Hope 2018

November 9, 2018

Peninsula Golf & Country Club - 701 Madera Drive, San Mateo, CA

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Prior Events

A Cause For Hope 2017

November 17, 2017

Peninsula Golf & Country Club | 701 Madera Drive | San Mateo, CA

The Foundation’s November annual event was a sell-out and drew hundreds committed to supporting gastric cancer research. “A Cause for Hope 2017 raised a record amount that will enable the Foundation to expand its research initiatives,” said Board Co-Chair, Paul Gottsegen. We are energized by the involvement and generosity generated by this special gathering.

Join us at our 8th Annual Event Supporting Gastric Cancer Research


6:30pm   Reception & Silent Auction – Enjoy the company and support the cause

8:00pm   Dinner & Live Auction – Funding Research and hope

Plus, a special tribute to Wayne Feinstein for his leadership and service as Board Chairman


$190 per person. Tickets are tax-deductible, less $100 per ticket. Business Attire.


Please RSVP by November 3 online or with the reply card enclosed in your invitation.


With your support, we will continue to mobilize research that provides hope and creates progress in the search for a cure.  Together, we can beat gastric cancer.  Make the Gastric Cancer Foundation your cause for hope.


A Cause for Hope

November 18, 2016

Green Hills Country Club | 500 Ludeman Lane Milbrae, CA

Join us at our Annual Fundraising Event this November to connect with other supporters who have been affected by gastric cancer and make a difference.


6:30pm   Reception and Silent Auction – Enjoy the company and support the cause

8:00pm   Dinner and Live Auction – Make HOPE a reality


$175 per person. Tickets are tax-deductible, less $100 per ticket. Business Attire.


Please RSVP by November 4 online or with the reply card enclosed in your invitation.


Bring a friend or create a table of family and friends to celebrate this month of Thanksgiving with your community at the Gastric Cancer Foundation. Hear inspirational stories of hope, make new connections, and celebrate the time for thanks this November for all that we have achieved this year and more that we can do to help people affected by gastric cancer.

Your support means increased research funding that will accelerate progress and save lives. Help expand research and broaden the path to better treatments and a cure.

We’re committed to you and to a cure.



“Guts and Butts” Clean Up for a Cure

September 17, 2016

Pismo Beach, California

Guts: In April 2014, John Gyselbrecht was a beloved, active, healthy and happy math teacher, husband, son, brother and friend. Just 11 months later, gastric cancer took his life. Before John died, he publicly expressed his hope that one day, funding for this disease would allow sufferers to measure their lives in decades, not months, and eventually a cure would be found.

Butts: John’s friends and family will be clearing the coast of cigarette butts and other garbage this September. John, who had a Master’s in Environmental Education, cared about the plight of the oceans. Pismo Beach also gave John particular comfort while enduring his chemotherapy treatments.

Last year, over 70 members of John’s community participated in the “Guts and Butts” Coastal Clean Up in his honor, raising more than $11,000 for gastric cancer research. This year you can join in by contributing at firstgiving. Read more about the John Gyselbrecht Memorial “Guts and Butts” Event here.


April 11, 2016

Feinstein's / 54 Below - 254 West 54th Street, New York, NY

Our spring fundraising event in New York raised $100,000 for early-stage research to help scientists focus on the next big breakthrough in finding a cure for gastric cancer. With the support raised from the April 11 event, the Foundation is approaching $3 million in total donations.

Gastric cancer patient John Nichols said it best, “I’m doing well because of advances in the kind of research the Foundation has, and continues, to support.”

The April fundraiser at Feinstein’s/54 Below was the third event featuring a special performance by the multi-platinum-selling, Emmy and Grammy Award-nominated entertainer Michael Feinstein. A very special thanks to our national sustaining sponsor Lilly Oncology and all our event sponsors. Visit the photo gallery below to see more.