We turned 21 in 2021! The 7 Best Hours of Summer Under the Stars was on July 17th.
Thank you to everyone who attendeed, volunteered and sponsored!

Together we fight and through celebrating raise much needed funds to support our mission to make an impact on cancer research, education and treatement.

Inspired by our leader Steve Gavers, the Gavers Community Cancer Foundation was founded 20 years ago to make a difference in the fight against cancer.

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The Barndance is a hallmark annual community event in McHenry County with a team consisting of 100% volunteers that has raised more than $8 million in our fight against cancer. Dubbed the “Best 7 Hours of Summer,” our event celebrates survivorship and brings our community together to support a common cause.

Since 2000, the Foundation has raised over $8.3 Million dollars benefiting Family Health Partnership Clinic, Northwestern Medicine, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Luries Children’s Hospital, The Testicular Cancer Foundation and the Brian Piccolo Cancer Research Fund at Rush University Medical Center.

To our partners in the fight against cancer, we’re saddened that in 2020 we couldn’t provide the same grant/funding support we have over the years, and we salute the efforts to care for those who have been stricken by the virus. We came together on July 17th and will once again make an impact in the fight.

Stay safe, healthy and thank you to everyone who help us make a BRIGHT IMPACT for our partners. Remember to GET CHECKED!

Thank You To Our Sponsors

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