The 2020 Gala, SIR Foundation's only fundraising event of the year, was cancelled due to COVID-19, but our work and the research of our grant recipients continue. We're excited to introduce a brand-new initiative this fall to raise the critical funds that make interventional radiology research possible. Please check back in early September for more information or contact Becca Ginns.
A look back at the 2019 Gala
SIR Foundation celebrated 30 years of illuminating innovation at its Gala on Sunday night, which honored John Abele, FSIR, with the 2019 Frederick S. Keller, MD, Philanthropy Award. Mr. Abele accepted the award from his home in Vermont.
SIR Foundation Chair Jeremy C. Durack, MD, MS, FSIR, of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, and Development Division and Gala Committee Chair Theresa M. Caridi, MD, FSIR, of MedStar Georgetown Hospital, served as co-hosts for the evening.
The event also featured guest speaker Rahul A. Sheth, MD, from the MD Anderson Cancer Center, who has received three SIR Foundation grants and recently obtained NIH funding. During the inaugural balloon auction, attendees received a balloon for their generous donations to SIR Foundation.
In total, the 2019 Gala raised $553,000 for SIR Foundation. Thank you to all who made the evening such a success.
For questions about the Gala and other fundraising events, please contact:
Senior Manager, Development