Empowering Hope and Healing

Gateway for Cancer Research raised over $3 million at its annual fundraising event in Phoenix this year.

Some of the most storied names in film, sports and entertainment danced the night away as Gateway Celebrity Fight Night returned to Phoenix on Saturday, April 1, 2023, for an unforgettable evening of fine dining, entertainment and a live auction—all to raise funds for Phase I and Phase II cancer trials, the types of clinical cancer studies at high risk of going unfunded. One hundred percent of event proceeds will directly fund this early phase clinical cancer research, which often marks the first-in-human studies of promising new cancer drugs, devices and therapies. The power-packed evening included performances from beloved musicians, including Earth, Wind & Fire, Nile Rodgers & Chic, Taylor Dayne, Thelma Houston, The Sugarhill Gang, Katharine McPhee and more.

“Gateway Celebrity Fight Night is a truly one-of-a-kind event, an incredible combination of generosity, celebration and a thrilling expression of the fighting spirit that we hope to inspire in our donors, researchers and the patients whose lives we touch,” said Dr. Stacie J. Stephenson, vice chair at Gateway for Cancer Research and Gateway Celebrity Fight Night. “I’m honored and humbled by the turnout that we’ve seen here tonight, and excited to see the groundbreaking research that we’re able to fund after tonight’s incredible showing.”

Photography by Bob and Dawn Davis Photography and Design