The 3rd Annual Gala of the Joan DeCotis Foundation

Remarkable Success for Third Annual Joan DeCotis Foundation Fundraising Gala

On August 1, 2019, the Joan DeCotis Foundation hosted its third fundraising gala at The Dunes Club in Narragansett, Rhode Island. During this special evening under the stars, over 300 guests enjoyed dinner and silent and live auctions, all with a common goal: to raise funds for lung cancer support and research. Thanks to the incredible generosity of attendees and supporters, this year’s gala raised over $110,000.

“Our gala and auction provide a wonderful opportunity for lung cancer patients and survivors, their caregivers, healthcare professionals, and members of the community to see first-hand how important philanthropic support is in the research and development of clinical trials”, said Kristen Decotis-Liguori, Joan DeCotis Foundation Board Member. “We are thrilled with the outpouring of support as these trials continue to offer some of the best treatment hope for those with lung cancer.” This is the Foundation’s third significant fundraiser held to fund innovative clinical treatments for lung cancer patients and to shine a light on this devastating disease.

Since 2016, the Joan DeCotis Foundation has partnered with Brown University Oncology Research Group (BrUOG), one of the leading cancer research groups in the county, whose mission is to improve cancer care through the implementation of innovative, multidisciplinary cancer clinical trials. The Foundation was honored to present a check to BrUOG on November 7, 2019, to help continue to drive these important advances in the treatment of lung cancer.

The Foundation wishes to extend its sincere gratitude to the many sponsors who helped make the event a remarkable milestone, especially premium sponsor Anchor Subaru, and the following platinum sponsors: ASSA ABLOY, CORE Cycle.Fitness.Lagree, Croton Stokes Wilson Holden, DeCotis Specialty Insurance, Jones Kelleher LLP, Koda Creative Group, the Liguori family, Mark McGovern, Rhode Island Monthly, and the Skeffington family.

UMass Medicine Cancer Walk and Run

University of Massachusetts Medical School

UMass Medicine Cancer Walk and Run

September 25, 2016

55 Lake Ave North

Worcester, MA 01655

The 2nd Annual Gala of the Joan DeCotis Foundation

The 2016 Gala of the Joan DeCotis Foundation

At the Dunes Club in Narragansett Proves to Be a Big Success

On August 4, 2016, the Joan DeCotis Foundation held its second gala at the Dunes Club in Narragansett. On this beautiful New England summer night, 240 guests enjoyed dinner, raffles, a silent auction, and entertainment by Steve Palumbo. The event raised over $76,000. The Foundation thanks all the sponsors that helped make the event possible, including DeCotis Insurance Associates, Jones Kelleher LLP, Rhode Island Monthly, and the Skeffington and Murray families.

This is the foundation’s second significant fundraiser. To date, the foundation has raised over $160,000 in its effort to change the way we treat lung cancer.

We would like to thank our event sponsors.

American Lung Association Lung Force Walk

June 11, 2016
Warwick City Park
185 Asylum Road
Warwick, RI 02889
Event Details

CORE Fitness Thanksgiving Challenge

CORE Studio donated proceeds from their annual Thanksgiving fitness challenge to the Joan DeCotis Foundation. This event included 30 minutes of cycling followed by 30 minutes of a Tabata workout. After, followed a 5k run. At this event there was $1,500 raised. Thank you to everyone who came out to support.


The 1st Annual Gala of the Joan DeCotis Foundation

Thank you to all those who attended our 1st Annual Gala event held at The Dunes Club in Narragansett, Rhode Island. It was a great evening with friends old and new, in a beautiful location next to the ocean. With the generous support of our guests, we were able to raise over $80,000 from our dinner and silent auction to help fund lung cancer research.

All of this would not have been possible without the amazing assistance of our great sponsors, especially our Platinum sponsors: Jones Kelleher LLP, DeCotis Insurance Associates, and Mrs. Barbara Skeffington.

Please enjoy these photos from the event and we hope that you’ll be able to join us for next year’s gala.