December 3, 2011 — The 3rd Annual GCF Gala was the biggest and best ever! A sell-out crowd of 220 guests attended the festive celebration on December 3rd, 2011 at the Peninsula Golf and Country Club in San Mateo, California. The guest list included many first-time attendees who we have joined the fight against gastric cancer.
Guests enjoyed an evening of fine food, wine, and friends – along with exciting silent and live auctions. GCF President JP Gallagher’s moving presentation of his personal journey as a gastric cancer survivor offered guests firsthand insight into the ravages of the disease and the urgency of finding a cure. The Gala raised over $90,000 for GCF’s research, education and patient and caregiver support activities.
We express special appreciation to our corporate sponsors: Capital Guardian Client Services, Genentech and Norwegian Cruise Line. Also, our event could not have been such a grand success without the help of our event committee: Leslee Feinstein, Arleen Gallagher, JP Gallagher, Stacie Hershman and Ally Nuschy-Lenat. Finally, we’d like to thank all those who attended the event and made it such a great success. Whether it was your first or third time attending, we hope you had a wonderful time and put this on your calendar as an annual event.
MARK YOUR CALENDAR: The 4th Annual GCF Gala will be held on December 1, 2012.