Sparkle of Hope Benefit



Sparkle of Hope is an inspiring evening dedicated to the 80,000 women who face gynecologic cancers each year. Proceeds from the event go to vital research here at the University of Wisconsin: to improve screening, prevention, and – hopefully – a cure.

Sparkle of Hope is a fabulous gala that raises awareness and funds for women’s cancers including cervical, ovarian, uterine, vaginal, and vulvar. Sparkle attendees have raised over $300,000 for groundbreaking research and care here at the University of Wisconsin. Thank you for all your support!

Throughout the evening, guests can enjoy an impressive silent auction, cocktails, a delicious dinner, music by Channel 3000’s own Eric Franke as our emcee!

Sparkle of Hope is a collaboration between the UW Department of OBGYN Division of Gynecologic Oncology and the Carbone Cancer Center. Additionally, this special event would not be possible without the help of our tirelessly devoted volunteer committee, past sponsors and early supporters.


Sparkle of Hope Committee Members

This event would not be possible without the dedication of our incredible committee members.

  • Norah Bushman
  • Laura Bickle
  • Stephanie Herfel
  • Carolynn Hietala
  • Lily Johnson
  • Mary Klein
  • Amy Kruger
  • Mary Larner
  • John Loranger
  • Ru Nataraj
  • Joanne Rash
  • Lezli Redmond
  • Karyl Rice
  • Steve Rose, MD
  • Sharon Sweeney
  • Caroline Swenson
  • Katie Williquette

Thank you to our longtime presenting sponsors John and Jeanne Flesch.

Questions about registration? Contact Norah Busman at (608) 308-5316 or norah.bushman@supportuw.org

Purchase Tickets Here

Google Map of monona terrace

Date: September 29, 2018

Location: Monona Terrace

Time: Cocktail reception begins at 5:00 PM

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2017 Sparkle of Hope Gallery