Sparkle of Hope Benefit

Sparkle of Hope

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Save the date for the 2020 Sparkle of Hope gala - join us for a virtual event on Friday, September 25, 2020 at 7:00pm!

The Sparkle of Hope gala is a collaboration between the UW Department of OBGYN Division of Gynecologic Oncology and the Carbone Cancer Center. This fabulous gala raises awareness and funds for women’s cancers including cervical, ovarian, uterine, vaginal, and vulvar. Over the past ten years, this special event has brought in more than $1,000,000 for groundbreaking research and care here at the University of Wisconsin. Thank you for your support!

As we continue to battle COVID-19, this year, more than ever, we must prioritize the health and care of our patients, nurses, and faculty. This year we will transform our gala into the first ever virtual Sparkle of Hope!

We have two goals for this year’s event:

  1. Use technology to bring supporters far and wide together for a virtual event, to learn about the work of our outstanding researchers and care providers.
  2. Raise $25,000 to be matched dollar-for-dollar by our generous sponsors. This would fund two new women’s cancer research pilot grants to make sure innovation and discovery won’t slow down. If you are able, please consider making a donation.


Thank you to our Sparkle of Hope sponsors!

  • Erik Jacobsen and Christina Lightbourn
  • Sarah Godlewski and Max Duckworth
  • Mary and Tom Klein

Sparkle of Hope Committee Members

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

  • Laura Bickle
  • Melody Bockenfeld
  • Jenn Eubanks
  • Cindy Foley
  • Autumn Hayes
  • Amber Jennings
  • Lily Johnson
  • Mary Klein
  • Amy Kruger
  • Mary Larner
  • John Loranger
  • Joanne Rash
  • Karyl Rice
  • Steve Rose, MD
  • Katie Schmidlkofer
  • Melanie Schmuhl
  • Machell Schwarz
  • Caroline Swenson
  • Jennifer Wenzler
  • Katie Williquette

Make a Donation

Contact UW Ob-Gyn Director of Development Lily Johnson with questions:

Lily.Johnson@supportuw.org
Phone: (608) 354-4918