Event is held annually in Phoenix
Reba McEntire and David Foster are among the Gateway Celebrity Fight Night celebrities for 2022. McEntire will emcee with Foster serving as musical director once again for the 26th annual event on March 12, 2022 in Phoenix.
Celebrities, professional athletes, and more from all across the nation come together to celebrate the night with incredible live auction items and musical performances that raise money to fight against cancer. This jam-packed evening is filled with excitement and leaves anyone in attendance with unforgettable memories.
“I am so eager to visit every year because it is so much about the people for me, and this event is supported by the cream of the crop!” McEntire says in a statement.
“This is always the most incredible and unique experience unlike anywhere else because Celebrity Fight Night knows how to do it right!” Foster shares.
This is the first event since Gateway for Cancer Research and Celebrity Fight Night merged earlier this year. Together, the two organizations have close to 60 years of combined philanthropy experience and will continue the fight against cancer side by side. The merger puts Gateway’s Chairman and Vice Chair, Richard J Stephenson and Dr. Stacie J. Stephenson, respectively, at the helm of the Phoenix-based Celebrity Fight Night organization, whose charity events are synonymous with star-studded support for advances in health and well-being. Celebrity Fight Night, whose work has supported a range of worthwhile causes, will now focus its firepower on defeating cancer, a devastating disease that annually takes the lives of millions of men, women, and children worldwide.
Celebrity Fight Night Foundation is a nonprofit organization founded in 1994 by Jimmy Walker. It has gifted more than $90 million over the past 25 years, benefitting the Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix as well as several other worthy charities. Its star-studded black-tie event features a cocktail reception, silent auction, elegant dinner, an exciting live auction including one-of-a-kind luxury items and experiences, and an over-the-top, always unforgettable entertainment package.
Gateway for Cancer Research is a tax-exempt nonprofit organization committed to funding innovative, breakthrough clinical cancer research that promises novel and hopeful curative options that help people living with cancer to feel better and live longer. Thanks to generous underwriting of the organization’s operations, 99 cents of every dollar Gateway raises funds early phase cancer clinical trials at leading research institutions across the country and abroad. Since 1991, Gateway has supported more than 190 clinical trials and funded over $90 million in breakthrough cancer research.