Become a Garding Against Cancer sponsor at this year’s May 7th Derby-themed signature event to help fund cancer research at UW Carbone Cancer Center, as well as preventative and patient care across Wisconsin. You or your company will also reach a wide audience of basketball fans, community leaders, and others who, like you, are committed to the fight against cancer. All money raised will remain in Wisconsin — working to find a cure, advance treatment options, and promote the welfare of patients.

Learn More Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorships can be mailed to:

UW Foundation
Attn: Garding Against Cancer
U.S. Bank Lockbox 78807
Milwaukee, WI 53278-0807

For more information, please contact Heather Garrison at [email protected].


In basketball, point guards are among the most important players on the court. They’re leaders. They make things happen. They help direct the entire team. The same goes for those who proudly make up the Point Gards in the Garding Against Cancer (GAC) campaign. Founding Point Gards are donors who contributed a minimum of $50,000 to Garding Against Cancer during the inaugural year. These leaders make things happen, not with a ball but with a determination to fight cancer through their next-level generosity.

New Point Gard Members

  • New members are donors who have cumulative sponsorships/financial contributions to Garding Against Cancer of $50,000 or more. All prior gifts to Garding Against Cancer count toward the total.

Maintaining Point Gard Status

  • Maintaining annual Point Gard status and taking advantage of yearly exclusive benefits requires an annual sponsorship/financial contribution of $10,000* or more.

Point Gard Benefits

  • Invitation to attend a unique, exclusive, and intimate outing with Coach Gard and other Point Gards
  • Recognition as a sponsor at all GAC events and on the GAC website
  • All top level sponsorship benefits once event details are confirmed

* Amount subject to future review.