The Foundation for
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Cancer shows no mercy. Its dark cloud has touched most of us in some way. But the illumination Gala, The Foundation for Barnes-Jewish Hospital’s annual, premier fundraising gala, rallies our community to help make the future brighter in St. Louis and beyond.

All proceeds support the Cancer Frontier Fund to help researchers at the Alvin J. Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine accelerate breakthroughs in prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of cancer. 

SAVE THE DATE! The 2014 illumination Gala is Saturday, April 26, at The Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis. The evening includes cocktail reception, dinner, luxury auction and special guest performance by Martin Short.

Presenting Sponsors:

Stieven Capital Advisors, L.P.
Wells Fargo Advisors

Learn about the next annual illumination Gala here.


2013 illumination Gala

Racing Against Cancer — With Charles Watkins, Prostate and Bladder Cancer patient

Speeding Progress in Kidney Cancer Research — With Evan Kharasch, MD, PhD; and Jerry Morrissey, PhD

Three-Time Cancer Survivor Fights for Family — With Ken Steinback, patient

illumincation 2013 Highlights

With a sold-out crowd topping 600 guests, The Foundation for Barnes-Jewish Hospital’s 2013 illumination Gala raised nearly $1.8 million for cancer research at the Alvin J. Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine. The event was held April 20, 2013, at The Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis. Steve Martin and The Steep Canyon Rangers were the special musical guests.

2012 illumination Gala

2011 illumination Gala

2010 illumination Gala

Photo of illumination10 co-chairs Stacey and Jim Weddle.
Thanks to illumination10 co-chairs Stacey & Jim Weddle's hard work and dedication the annual gala raising over $1.6 million.

illumination10held Saturday, May 15 at the Chase Park Plaza was a huge success raising over $1.6 million for the Cancer Frontier Fund to benefit the Siteman Cancer Center! The Foundation has sincerest gratitude for the efforts and contributions of Co-Chairs Jim and Stacey Weddle, host Kareem Abdul-Jabbar,  presenting sponsor Edward Jones, and the ever-dedicated illumination10 committee.


To donate to the Cancer Frontier Fund today, please visit our donation page.

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