The 2021 event is ON!!! Save the Date for July 17th for Barndance under the stars. More details, ticket info and volunteer opportunities coming soon!

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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 2021 Gavers Barndance is onJuly 17, 2021. While the decision was difficult to cancel the 2020 event it ultimately it became an easy call when we considered the health and safety of our volunteers, sponsors, donors, survivors and attendees. For the 2021 event we are closely monitoring the CDC guidelines. What’s for certain, we will be gathering under the stars for the heart-beat of this 22 year event. To remind people to get checked, to build awarness for cancer research and education! Buy Tickets Now. Ticket sales close on July 7th.

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 agains 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.

Stay safe and we’ll see you at Barndance this summer, bigger and better than ever to make a BRIGHT IMPACT for our partners.

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