The Miriam Hospital Gala & Auction Videos

The Miriam Gala & Auction 2021: Roaring into the 20s

The 2021 Miriam Hospital Gala & Auction's fund-a-need supports the creation of The Center for Innovative Cancer Research at The Miriam Hospital. The new center will establish The Miriam as a leading provider for advanced, highly novel cancer treatments not only in Rhode Island, but within New England and the nation.


Diagnosed with metastatic prostate cancer which had spread to his bones, Sean was referred to The Miriam Hospital. After standard treatments didn’t work, he enrolled as the first patient in a new clinical trial being tested. Grateful for the extraordinary care he received from all team members he is looking forward to a bright future.


The Miriam Gala & Auction 2019: Grease is the Word!

Dollars raised through this year’s auctions and fund-a-need will help expand The Miriam Hospital’s colorectal cancer program to treat more patients while improving outcomes and quality of life in three crucial areas: navigation, which provides emotional support and guidance throughout the cancer journey; survivorship, a program that addresses the often complex physical, mental, and emotional transitions from treatment to recovery; and patient assistance, which helps alleviate the financial burden of a cancer diagnosis so patients can focus on healing.


The Miriam Gala & Auction 2018: Experience the Northern Lights

More than 550 guests filled the WaterFire Arts Center in Providence on Saturday, April 21, when The Miriam Hospital hosted its 2018 gala and auction, Experience the Northern Lights. The funds raised will benefit The Miriam Fund for a New Generation to support the hospital’s greatest and most pressing needs, and to support the addition of a palliative care nurse practitioner.


The Miriam Gala & Auction 2017: The Magic of Venice

The WaterFire Arts Center, Providence was transformed to capture the festive ambiance of one of the world’s most romantic cities when The Miriam Hospital hosted its annual gala and auction The Magic of Venice.

The funds raised will benefit The Miriam Fund for a New Generation to support the hospital’s greatest and most pressing needs. The Fund-a-Need portion of the evening raised money to expand research and treatment for bladder and other genitourinary cancers. Here is the video about this important funding need that was featured during the event.

Photo of historic Rhode Island mill building: Courtesy Chester Smolski Collection, Rhode Island College


The Miriam Gala & Auction 2016: Age of Aquarius

This moving video was presented at The Miriam Gala and shines a spotlight on the “fiscal toxicity” of a cancer diagnosis and the importance of helping patients through this part of their journey through The Patient Assistance Program.


The Miriam Gala & Auction 2015: Journey to the Serengeti

More than 500 of The Miriam Hospital’s closest friends came out to support The Miriam Hospital Gala & Auction and to raise funds for The Leonard and Adele R. Decof Family Comprehensive Cancer Center to expand the center’s innovative targeted therapy program for cancer patients. View this video that was presented at the event.


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