Garding Against Cancer was established in 2016 in honor and memory of Greg’s father, Glen Gard, who passed away in October of 2015 after a six-month battle with brain cancer. Since then, we have successfully raised more than $2.9 million. At the UW Carbone Cancer Center, these contributions enable researchers to explore promising new ideas, purchase new cancer research technology, and develop better methods of diagnosing, treating, and preventing cancer. Additionally, funds are used to support patient care initiatives across the state of Wisconsin.
We could never imagine how quickly our initiative would grow. Thousands of people have related to our story; the struggle, the pain, and how cancer mercilessly changes lives forever.
Even more powerfully noted, though, are the multitudes of generous and compassionate people who have joined our team. It is this warm response and philanthropic endorsement that has made Garding Against Cancer exceptionally impactful and has given light to the darkness for numerous patients and their families. We are humbled by the support and sincerely appreciate everyone who is making a difference. We know that together we will continue to take steps forward in this fight, until cancer is a distant memory.
Our third annual Garding Against Cancer signature event will be held on Saturday, May 4, 2019, at the Kohl Center. This year’s event will feature a tropical theme with a Kohl Center twist. You’ll mingle with special guests, enjoy delicious food stations, one-of-a-kind silent and live auctions, lively entertainment, and much more.