Fundraising Events

The Tahoe Forest Health System Foundation is dedicated to supporting the Gene Upshaw Memorial Tahoe Forest Cancer Center’s mission – to advance superior, compassionate care. The foundation hosts several fundraising events throughout the year that benefit the patient and family programs at the Cancer Center.

Best of Tahoe Chefs

Best of Tahoe Chefs logoBest of Tahoe Chefs is an annual gala event featuring elegant dining and dancing, along with the opportunity to bid on amazing culinary experiences offered by the best chefs in the region.

100% of the proceeds from the annual event provides patient and family Oncology Support services at the Gene Upshaw Memorial Tahoe Forest Cancer Center. These crucial programs, such as biofeedback, massage therapy, and acupuncture, reflect a whole-body approach to addressing the social, psychosocial, emotion and functional needs of patients — before, during and after treatment. Funds raised each year at Best of Tahoe Chefs go directly to sustaining these pivotal healing platforms.

Take a peek at past events here:

Gene Upshaw Memorial Golf Classic

Past proceeds from the Gene Upshaw Memorial Golf Classic have not only supported quality medical care for patients and their families, but have also contributed to the sustainability and advancement of medical technology. Providing critical funding for essential research in areas, such as pancreatic cancer and traumatic brain injury, has been of paramount importance. After ten successful years, the Executive Planning Committee made the decision not to continue the Golf Tournament in 2019. Because of the generosity of sponsors, participants, celebrities, volunteers and staff, we can proudly boast that over $680,000 dollars were raised to directly support the Gene Upshaw Memorial Tahoe Forest Cancer Center.