MCI sponsors events throughout the year that are geared toward creating awareness of the importance of early detection in both cancer prevention and creating better outcomes for those diagnosed with cancer. We also host several annual events in collaboration with various community organizations and businesses to support patient care and advance our research initiatives.
View Our Calendar of Events for a full listing of upcoming events.
Celebrate Hope is the premier fundraising event for the USA Mitchell Cancer Institute. Held the Thursday before Thanksgiving each year, guests enjoy food, wine and craft beer pairings from local and regional chefs and caterers, along with live entertainment. In its six-year history, Celebrate Hope has generated more than $1.8 million in net revenue to support cancer research. It is set for Thursday, November 17, 2016, at USA Mitchell Cancer Institute. For tickets or more information, call 251-460-6209 or visit the Celebrate Hope webpage.
GO for gynecologic oncology is an annual 5K and 1-mile fun run held on the main campus of the University of South Alabama. Held each September during gynecologic cancer awareness month, all proceeds from the run benefit the GYN Cancer Research Endowment at the USA Mitchell Cancer Institute. Register here.
Polo at the Point is a prestigious sporting event held every October at the Sonny Hill-Clearwater Polo Complex. Local, regional and international polo players compete for the coveted Point Clear Polo Cup. Festivities also include a player's party, seated luncheon, silent auction, divot stomping, a hat parade and much more! The USA Mitchell Cancer Institute is proud to be one of the primary beneficiaries of this wonderful event. It is set for Saturday, October 15, 2016, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Sonny Hill Clearwater Complex. For tickets, call 251-648-0684 or visit poloatthepoint.com.
The Salty Worm Brackish Classic and Delta Bash is unlike any other event of its kind! The "Brackish Classic" is the world's only fishing tournament that pits saltwater speckled trout fishermen head-to-head with freshwater bass fishermen. This occurrence can only be found in the Mobile-Tensaw Delta during certain periods of time each fall. The Delta Bash, a family-friendly party following the tournament, enables non-fishermen to join the fun. All proceeds from the Salty Worm Brackish Classic benefit the Gaillard Pancreatic Cancer Research Endowment. It is set for Saturday, October 29, 2016, from 1-5 p.m. at the Bluegill Restaurant on the Mobile Causeway. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 251-460-6209 or visit saltyworm.org.
Held each October during breast cancer awareness month, the Think Pink Tea is a free, community-wide event that celebrates the lives of area breast cancer survivors while providing hope to those currently battling this disease. A keynote speaker provides an inspirational message to all of those in attendance. Join us on Thursday, October 6, 2016, from 4-6 p.m. at the Alabama Cruise Terminal. The event is free. To RSVP, call 251-445-9691 or visit the Think Pink Tea webpage.
MCI's newest event invites kids of all ages to climb aboard and explore vehicles from fire trucks to helicopters. A fundraiser for pediatric cancer research and Adoption Rocks, Touch a Truck is scheduled for Saturday, March 18, 2017, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Hank Aaron Stadium in Mobile. We will have a special noise-free hour from 10-11 a.m. to accommodate those who are sensitive to sound. The cost is $20 per car admission. Food trucks will be on site.
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