Our Mission

Rutledge Cancer Foundation works to ease the impact of cancer on the lives of teens and young adults, raise survival rates and find a cure for sarcomas and other solid tumor cancers.

Your support of the Hearts of Gold Gala will make a real difference in the lives of teens and young adults with cancer!

Why Your Support Matters:

  • Cancer is the leading disease-related cause of death in young adults age 15 to 39, increasing over 50% in the last 30 years.
  • Approximately 89,500 young adults are diagnosed with cancer every year in the U.S.
  • Young adults are 8 times more likely to be diagnosed with cancer than children under 15.
  • Young adults are the most underinsured or uninsured group in the U.S.

Since 2011, Rutledge Cancer Foundation Has:

  • Eased Cancer’s Impact by funding over $850,000 for innovative AYA Cancer Patient Programs (Carley’s Closet, Fertility Preservation and FitSteps), Patient Events and serving over 12,000 young cancer patients and their family members.
  • Raised Survival Rates by hosting 50 AYA Cancer Awareness events with over 11,000 attendees. Through social media, RCF reaches an average of 28,000 people annually.
  • Funded $1,300,000 for a Cure, supporting 9 research projects and 6 clinical trials for less toxic, more curative cancer therapies.

For questions, please contact: Courtney Chavera at courtney@rutledgecancerfoundation.org

2022 Sponsorship Level

Find A Cure Presenting Sponsor - $20,000

This is our signature sponsorship opportunity. This sponsor level not only supports the Gala, but helps RCF continue to bring healthy futures to young adult cancer patients.

  • Two (2) tables for 16 with premier seating & premium wine
  • Exclusive invitation for 8 to VIP Cocktail Party
  • Premier Recognition on social media
  • Name/Logo listed prominently on printed materials
  • Full page ad in program
  • Podium Recognition
Raise The Rate Sponsor - $10,000
  •  One (1) table for 8 with preferred seating & premium wine
  • Exclusive invitation for 4 to VIP Cocktail Party
  • Recognition on social media
  • Name/Logo on printed materials
  • Quarter page ad in program 
Ease The Impact Sponsor - $5,000
  • One (1) table for 8 with preferred seating & premium wine
  • Exclusive invitation for 2 to VIP Cocktail Party
  • Recognition on social media
Table Sponsor - $2,500
  • Recognition on social media
  • Name/Logo on printed materials

2022 Underwriting Opportunities

VIP Cocktail Party Underwriter $7,500

This underwriting opportunity will help cover the cost of the Hearts Of Gold VIP Cocktail Party: an invitation only event in the historic JFK Presidential Suite.

  • One (1) table for 8 with preferred seating & premium wine
  • Exclusive invitation for 2 to VIP Cocktail Party
  • Recognition on social media
  • Name/Logo on printed materials
  • Name/Logo displayed at the VIP Cocktail Party and Invitation
VIP Cocktail Party Underwriter $7,500

This underwriting opportunity will help cover the cost of valet services for the VIP Party and Hearts of Gold Gala.

  • One (1) table for 8 with preferred seating & premium wine
  • Exclusive invitation for 2 to VIP Cocktail Party
  • Recognition on social media
  • Name/Logo on printed materials
  • Name/Logo displayed at the Valet stand
  • Name/Logo on water bottles that are in guests’ cars at the end of the evening.