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Unmasking Colon Cancer Gala

Our fight against colon cancer could not have been done without financial support the Center for Colon Cancer Research has received in the recent years. In 2007, The Unmasking Colon Cancer Gala was the Center's premier fundraising event held in Charleston in 2007 during Colon Cancer Awareness Month (March). Since, this launching event, the Gala has been rotating location annually throughout the state of South Carolina. The Gala is intended to celebrate the progress made in the fight against colon cancer. It seeks to honor those who have survived the disease and remember those who fought and lost their battle. Finally, the Gala celebrates the continued efforts to educate and create awareness of colon cancer. Since the first fundraising gala, attendance has doubled and proceeds have generated from $35 000 to over $116 000 to support the Center for Colon Cancer Research efforts. These proceeds are used to support our research, outreach and screening programs in South Carolina. Moreover, the Gala fundraising has gained momentum since 2010, with the support of major sponsors like BlueCross Blueshield of South Carolina, CVS Caremark, and others.


Columbia 2015

This year will mark the 9th Annual Unmasking Colon Cancer Gala. You are invited to join us in Columbia on March 7, 2015 for a Roaring 20's themed Gala that promises to be sensational.  Get a wiggle on it!  Mark your calendars today and pull out your Roaring 20's attire!


Make a difference, become a Sponsor

The success of the Unmasking Colon Cancer Gala stems from the dedicated support of families, corporate partners, survivors, and the medical community. These individuals and organizations not only educate and inform people about this preventable disease, they also provide the much needed financial contributions required to support our statewide efforts. We are currently seeking the financial contribution of Sponsors for the March 2015, 9th Annual Unmasking Colon Cancer Gala. You will find below various sponsorship options you can choose from to help sustain our efforts.


To become a sponsor, please send checks made payable to USC Educational Foundation to: 

The Center for Colon Cancer Research
Attn: Dr. Frank Berger
712 Main Street, Rm 614
Jones PSC Bldg
University of South Carolina
Columbia SC, 29208


Or donate online using the form below:



2015 Unmasking Gala Sponsors


2015 Sponsorship Brochure



Blue Cross, Blue Shield of South Carolina

CVS Caremark



Lexington Medical Center




Peter Hines Jones and Emalyn Sifly Jones Trust

Consultants in Gastroenterology

Gastroenterology Associates

Exact Sciences



Lori North Foundation

Carolina Digestive Disease PA.

Greenville Health System




Party Reflections

Foothills Medical Supply



Dr. N. S. Murali, Gastroenterology & Associates of Orangeburg

Spartanburg County Foundation

Stangler Family Foundation

Duke Energy

Mr. Harris Berger

The Electric Cooperatives of SC, Inc.

Mr. George and Mrs. Gailya Walter

Ms. Ann Carlson

South Coast Gastroenterology, LLC

Mrs. Antonia  & Mr. Frank Forsthoeffel

Ed Robinson Laundry & Dry Cleaning

Mr. Jack Sloan & Mr. Kyle Shealy

Southern Way Catering

Mr. John Baines

Dr. Norvin Clontz

Dr. H. Gordon France

Ms. Kendra McBride

South Carolina Oncology Associates

Mr. Robert New

Mr. Gary Vukov

Mr. Martin Cagle