The annual BP28 Gala hosted by Kristen and Buster has raised over $4 million in direct support for new research and treatment for kids facing cancer.
The 2019 BP28 Gala was held on August 28 as a kickoff to Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month in September. Kristen and Buster hosted this intimate event at Oracle Park, home of the San Francisco Giants. This special evening offered guests a rare opportunity to meet the Poseys after game-time.
Event costs were underwritten by the Poseys and their event partners, the San Francisco Giants and Bon Appétit Management Company; 100% of all donations for the BP28 Gala supported pediatric cancer research.
The Poseys Raise over $750K at the 2019 BP28 Gala!
Kristen and Buster were delighted to welcome more than 200 very generous friends and supporters at the 2019 Gala on August 28th. This year’s event benefits the Posey Family Grants and the Cannonball Kids’ cancer Foundation Grants at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital.
Guests met the Poseys on the infield for cocktails, then onto the Club Level for a delicious dinner by Bon Appetit Management Company, with wines provided by Duckhorn Vineyards. An auction of memorable experiences finished the evening, with guests bidding on the chance to attend Spring Training in Scottsdale, AZ, an exclusive dinner party in the Giants Clubhouse at Oracle Park, and more.
The highlight of the evening was hearing from a truly remarkable family who has been impacted by this terrible disease – Melissa Wiggins, mom of Cannon and co-founder of Cannonball Kids’ cancer Foundation, passionately shared how much work is still to be done in this fight. Even after beating Stage IV high-risk neuroblastoma, her son Cannon is still suffering the long-term health effects of multiple surgeries and three years of chemotherapy- and he is not alone. As many as 85% of pediatric cancer survivors deal with lifelong medical complications. It has been said that pediatric cancer is either a death sentence or a life sentence. Together, with everyone’s support, we’re working to make it neither.