The Barbara Berlanti Heroes Gala Benefitting Fuck Cancer took place on Saturday, October 13, 2018 at Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank. The foundation awarded a Vanguard Award to Yael Cohen Braun (Co-Founder of Fuck Cancer) and a Hero Award to Honoree Stephen Amell.
The evening honored Fuck Cancer co-founder Yael Cohen Braun with the Barbara Berlanti Vanguard Award for her groundbreaking work educating young adults on the importance of early detection, as well as actor and Fuck Cancer board member Stephen Amell with the Hero Award for his exceptional work raising funds and awareness for the organization.
The event was hosted by Jeff Garlin and featured a special performance by Kristin Chenoweth and a closing stand-up sketch by Trevor Noah. Funds raised from the gala will go towards Fuck Cancer’s On-the-Ground Programs.
Fuck Cancer believes that people diagnosed with cancer, their families and support network should have equitable access to early detection, prevention and psychosocial support. For additional information, please visit: www.letsfcancer.com/