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FAQs

What is the attire for the event?

The event attire is sparkly semi-formal. Here are some suggestions as you plan your evening. Guidelines: Cocktail, midi, or maxi dress, pantsuit, or jumpsuit. Dark suit, suit jacket, blazer, dress shirt and dress pants.

What is the schedule for events?

6:00-6:30 PM - VIP Sponsor Access (Sponsors $15k & above) 6:30-7:30 PM - Check-In / Cocktail Reception & Mobile Bidding Silent Auction 7:45 PM - Dinner & Program 9:00 PM - After Party

Can I use cash for purchases on the night of the event?

No, we do not accept cash at the Gala. Only credit cards and checks will be accepted.

How can I bid on silent auction items at the event?

Mobile bidding on cell phones will be used at the Gala. Please be sure to bring your fully-charged cell phone with you.

Can I make a Champions of Hope Gala donation?

Yes, donations are being accepted using the DONATE link at the top of the website. You may also text the word COH24 to 76278 to give your donation by phone.

Will I receive a tax receipt for my tax records?

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. Please reach out to christina.valentine@cancer.org if you need a copy emailed to you.

How will my donation be used?

Champions of Hope Gala donations will support the mission of the American Cancer Society as it works to free the world from cancer by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer through research, education, advocacy and service. The American Cancer Society is the largest private funder of cancer research in the United States, with more than $4.8 billion invested in the search for new cures. Research funded by the Society has laid the groundwork for virtually every major breakthrough in cancer prevention, detection and treatment seen in the last seven decades. When we began, only a quarter of all cancer patients achieved 5-year survival. Today, more than 2 in 3 will reach this milestone. Through the years, 50 scientists funded by the Society have earned the Nobel Prize for their findings.

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