The BP28 Gala hosted by Kristen and Buster has raised over $5 million in direct support for new research and treatment for kids facing cancer.
The 2023 BP28 Gala will take place on the field at Oracle Park on Thursday, September 7.
Kristen and Buster look forward to welcoming supporters and those who are looking to make a difference for kids battling cancer. This year’s event will feature a special musical performance by singer-songwriter, Jay Allen!
Event costs are underwritten by the Poseys and their event partners, the San Francisco Giants, Bon Appétit Management Company and Duckhorn Vineyards; 100% of all donations for the BP28 Gala supported pediatric cancer research.
Proceeds benefit our partners at the V Foundation and UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals.
- The V Foundation supports top scientists in the country and has awarded over $310 million in research grants for all cancers and almost $66.7 million of that has been dedicated to funding pediatric cancer research grants nationwide.
- UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals Early Phase Clinical Trial Program has been funded by past BP28 events and has given children with relapsed and rare cancers access to new treatments. UCSF is also applying precision medicine – using genomic insights to provide children with personalized therapies.
The Poseys Raise over $1 million at BP28 Takes the Field in 2021!
Kristen and Buster were delighted to welcome nearly 250 very generous friends and supporters to BP28 Takes the Field on September 27. This year’s event benefitted the Posey Family Grants at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital.
BP28 Takes the Field took place entirely outdoors on the field at Oracle Park to help ensure the health and safety of all guests. Cocktails on the field were followed by a delicious dinner by Bon Appetit Management Company, with wines provided by Duckhorn Vineyards. An auction of memorable experiences brought excitement to the program, with guests bidding on a round of golf with Buster, an exclusive wine tasting experience at Duckhorn Vineyards, hosted by CEO Alex Ryan, and more. Country music artist Tyler Rich capped off the evening with an intimate musical performance featuring his hit songs, Leave Her Wild and Better Than You’re Used To, among others.
The highlight of the evening was hearing from a truly remarkable family who has been impacted by this terrible disease – Patrick Sullivan, dad of Rory and incredible fund raiser for UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals, passionately shared how much work is still to be done in this fight. Even after her battle with Wilms tumor, Rory is still suffering the long-term health effects of the toxicity of current treatments – and she 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.