LEARN MORE ABOUT HOW THE BEST 7 HOURS OF SUMMER STARTED!
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.
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 we can’t provide the same grant/funding support we have over the years, and we salute you and your efforts to care for those who have been stricken by the virus.
Stay safe and we’ll see you at Barndance next summer, bigger and better than ever!