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The safety of participants, volunteers, cancer survivors, and staff is always our top priority. We regularly assess potential for in-person events and strictly adhere to all federal and local health department guidance including event size.

2021 Gala of Hope Sponsors

 
 

Gala of Hope 2021

Saturday, November 13, 2021

Join us Saturday night for a trip around the world featuring cuisine and drinks from some of your favorite destinations. Don’t worry if your passport is expired – we’ll have one for you.  We’ll be boarding at Million Air Albany’s stunning two story facility with a  breathtaking view of the Albany Airport & a unique experience unlike any before!

C.J. DeCrescente will be accepting the 2021 Jeanne E. Walsh Beacon of Hope Award.

Follow us on social media for the most updated news on details to come!

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Facebook: @americancancersocietyevents

LinkedIn: American Cancer Society of the Capital Region

Twitter: @ACS_CapitalReg

Sponsorship Opportunities

Learn more about becoming an official sponsor for this event by clicking the button below or by visiting our Sponsors page.

Past Honorees

The American Cancer Society’s Gala of Hope is proud to have the privilege to honor deserving community leaders each year for their efforts in the fight against cancer. From individuals to companies, each honoree has made their own unique impact that will never be forgotten.

2020 Albany Med
2019 
Anthony Ianniello
2018
Jeanne E. Walsh
2017 Steven Bouchey
2016 Jennifer MacPhee
2015 Milot Family
2014 Angelo Mazzone
2013 Joe Nicolla
2011 Infrastructure & The Pickett Family
2011
SEFCU & Michael J. Castellana
2010
 E. Stewart Jones
2009 The Lia Family & Saratoga Hospital
2008 Philly Dake & Community Care Physicians
2007 Quad Graphics & NYSUT
2006 Mona Golub, Stratton VA Hospital & Mayor Ellen McNulty- Ryan
2005 CAP COM Federal Credit Union

For one night, we leave the rivalry on the court to come together in the fight against cancer! Join our co-hosts, the Coaches & wives of the @sienambb & @ualbany_mbb Programs, on October 4th for the 2021 Coaches vs Cancer Basket "Ball!" Link in bio for tickets!
Jenna Meier of Guilderland will be accepting the 2021 Mary Ann Raymond Donnelly Fighting Spirit Award on October 4th at the Coaches vs Cancer Basket "Ball!" Tickets are on sale now to join the Meier & Raymond Family in this special celebration www.acscapitalregionevents.com/coaches-vs-cancer/
In April 2021, our organization announced eight childhood cancer research grant awards totaling nearly $4 million. These joint-funded projects are utilizing a unique approach by leveraging existing clinical trial cohorts to gain new information that will help lead to new discoveries.

#ChildhoodCancerAwarenessMonth
At this year's Red, White & Blue Party we had the privilege to honor Sean Sweeney with this year's Hero of Hope Award. 

In November of 2017 Sean was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, a life threatening form of cancer. In the last few years he has received multiple rounds of chemotherapy, countless spinal taps, bone marrow biopsies, and blood infusions. 

As of March 2020, Sean is no longer undergoing cancer treatments.
#makinghopehappen 
#childhoodcancerawarenessmonth