DCI 50th Anniversary Raises More than $86M
Duke Cancer Institute (DCI) completed its celebration of five decades of life-changing discovery and care with a black tie event on Saturday, October 14, 2023. The evening's finale unveiled the total raised for cancer research and care during DCI's anniversary time frame: more than $86 million, including $32.7 million in planned gifts.
More than 225 guests attended the event, which alone raised $100,000.
Hosted by DCI Executive Director Michael Kastan, MD, PhD, the event featured inspiring stories from several cancer survivors, a guest appearance by former Duke basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski, and a performance by award-winning actress, singer, and philanthropist Kristin Chenoweth.
50 Years of Changing Lives
The event was the culmination of a year-long celebration of the 50th anniversary of Duke’s designation as one of the first eight National Cancer Institute designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers in the United States, following the passage of the National Cancer Act of 1971.
First published on the DCI Blog
October 17, 2023