Women and Wellness

Save the date for the 30th anniversary of Women and Wellness, February 2025!

Together, WE can make a future without cancer possible.

DONATE OR MAKE A TRIBUTE GIFT Highlights from 2024


Women & Wellness luncheon - February 6, 2024

The 29th Women and Wellness Luncheon, presented by Primis and featuring Elizabeth Gilbert, took place on February 6, 2024 with over 400 guests in attendance and raised more than $247,000.

Keynote speaker, The New York Times best-selling author, Elizabeth Gilbert, shared her experience as a caregiver for the lover of her life, during her partner’s journey following a terminal pancreatic and liver cancer diagnosis.

Elizabeth Gilbert speaking at 2024 Women and Wellness event

Women and Wellness co-chairs, Jill Campbell and Tara Daudani shared the impact of philanthropic support, with has lead to developments in treatment of triple-negative breast cancer. Learn more about Jill and Tara's story in the video below.

2025 will mark the 30th anniversary celebration of the Women and Wellness. Women and Wellness has raised over five million dollars to advance cancer research at VCU Massey Comprehensive Cancer Center and save lives.

Interested in becoming a 2025 Women and Wellness sponsor?

Contact Meghan Zapiec at or 804-628-8416 for information and to get involved.

Together, WE can make a future without cancer possible.


Looking for other ways to get involved?

These events provide opportunities to meet and hear from Massey researchers to raise awareness about cancer research and women’s cancers throughout the year.

Host your own cocktail party, game or craft night, golf outing, or other creative events with the support of Women and Wellness. Reach out to Meghan Zapiec at to help you get started and for ideas and tools to make your Massey event easy, fun and inspiring.

Learn more about our past events

Thank you to the 50 ladies players and 10 juniors who participated in the 3rd Annual Play It Forward Tennis Tournament that took place on October 22 at Courtside West! Together we raised over $22,500 towards women's cancer research!

An extra special thank you to our sponsors and silent auction donors! We can't wait to see everyone again next year!

Thank you to everyone who made this event a success, especially our 2023 Women and Wellness sponsors! The event raised nearly $200,000 for Massey as part of a year-long Women and Wellness campaign that also includes small gatherings with Massey researchers to raise awareness and funds.


Make a tribute gift

Make a tribute gift in honor or memory of a woman in your life who has been impacted by cancer and help support life saving cancer research at VCU Massey Comprehensive Cancer Center.

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