Champions of Hope Gala
Saturday, November 7, 2020
Suits for men and cocktail dresses for women.
Dinner and presentation
Entertainment and dancing
What is the Champions of Hope Gala?
An upscale evening with a cocktail hour followed by an elegant dinner, a live auction, and live entertainment.
2020 Chair Leo Tokar
2020 Vice Chair TBA
2020 Honoree Dr. Allen Miller
Credit cards and checks will be gratefully accepted. (No cash).
You may click the link to donate online, call, or mail in your donation to the Denver American Cancer Society office.
If you mail in your donation, the American Cancer Society will send you a receipt for your tax records, approximately six weeks after payment is received. If you make a donation online using your credit card, you will be directed to a confirmation page that can be printed for your tax records. In addition, an email will be sent to you that includes a receipt that can be printed for your records. A receipt for your tax records will also be sent, should you win an auction item.
How to Make a Donation
Champions of Hope Gala donations will support the mission of the American Cancer Society as it works to save lives and create a world with less cancer by finding and funding cures, and supporting efforts in our community.
Approximately 1.7 million new cancer cases are expected to be diagnosed in the United States this year. More than 595,000 Americans will lose their battle. That’s more than 1,600 people a day. You can help us move one step closer to a world free from the pain and suffering of cancer by celebrating with us at the Champions of Hope Gala.
DINNER AND PRESENTATION
DINNER AND DANCING
LIVE AUCTION | MISSION CALL
Thank you to all of our distinguished volunteers who serve on the American Cancer Society's Champions of Hope Gala Committee. Their tireless work is instrumental to ensuring this event’s continued success.
Interested in joining our committee? Become a member of our committee today by contacting Becca Blomquest at
720-524-5470 or Becca.Blomquest@cancer.org.
Leo Tokar, Lockton Companies
Dr. Alan Miller, SCL Health
CEOs against cancer of colorado chapter MEMBERs:
Steve Bangert, BOK Financial
Kim Bimestefer, State of CO Department of Healthcare Policy and Financing
Susan Lintonsmith, Elements Massage at WellBiz Brands
Marc Neely, UnitedHealthcare
Craig Pleva, Monarch Casino
Jim Reuter, FirstBank
John Roble, Cigna
Maureen Tarrant, Presbyterian St. Luke’s & Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children
Leo Tokar Lockton Companies
Rob Carroll, Charles Schwab
Allison Gellner, Rook Design Co.
Suzanne Klemp, Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Innovative Real Estate
Karl Nauman, Unbridled
Kristen Weber, Hunter Douglas
Dr. Miller has a long and distinguished career in Oncology and Clinical Research. For the past three years he has helped build an oncology and clinical research network for SCL Health, with nine cancer centers in Colorado and Montana. Prior to joining SCL Health he served as the system Chief of Oncology for Baylor Scott and White Health as well as Director of the Charles A. Sammons Cancer Center at Baylor University Medical Center. Dr. Miller has also led the Blood and Marrow Transplant programs at the University of Florida and Tulane University, the latter which he founded. At Tulane he also served in medical school and health sciences leadership positions, and was part of the team that brought that institution back from the devastation of Hurricane Katrina.
Dr. Miller has been a principal investigator and co-investigator on numerous cancer clinical trials, and early in his career held a prestigious American Cancer Society Career Development Award. Other notable activities include serving as Vice Chairman of the Louisiana Health Care Commission, and Chairman of the Louisiana Cancer Research Consortium. Dr. Miller has published extensively in peer-reviewed journals including, Nature, Blood and The Journal of Clinical Oncology.
Dr. Miller has enjoyed his partnership with ACS. In addition to his Career Development Award, he has served on the Dallas Advisory Board of the ACS, including serving as President in 2016. He was a leader in bringing a Hope Lodge to Dallas, a facility now under construction. In his first year in the Denver region he jumped right in, participating in the “Real Men Wear Pink” event.
Alan and his wife Ellen love living in Erie, Colorado, with their might toy poodle, Harley. They enjoy hiking, biking and snow shoeing. They have three grown children and two grandchildren spread across the east coast.