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Join hundreds of Capital Region Business Leaders and Philanthropists  for our annual black tie event, The Gala of Hope.
This year we will capture the years of “La Dolce Vita” (literally The Sweet Life) enjoyed in 1960s Rome, Italy.



As we all know, this is a undoubtably a challenging time for us all. As always, the safety of our volunteers, patients and staff always comes first. The American Cancer Society is very concerned about COVID-19 and we are responding accordingly as the situation evolves in accordance to all Federal, State and Local recommendations.

With that being said, at this time all American Cancer Society events are being rescheduled through Mid-May, including our Gala of Hope. We are working with our vendors and ACS leadership to determine when this will be postponed to and will be in touch as soon as we have a date confirmed.

While this is still in progress, we wanted to let you know at this point it is certain that it will not be taking place on May 9th and that we are committed to working on a plan to ensure we are still able to bring our community together to support cancer patients and their families when they need us most.

The American Cancer Society appreciates your understanding, flexibility and continued support during this difficult time. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to any time!




Paul V. Sciocchetti
Sciocchetti & Abbott, PLLC.
With the Jeanne E. Walsh Beacon of Hope Award

Evening Includes:
6:00 -7:00pm – Cocktail Hour in the Tent
Open Bar & Hors D’oeuvres
7:00-8:15pm – Dinner Program in the Hall of Springs
Award Ceremony, Live Auction & More
8:00-Midnight – After Party in the Tent
Dancing & Live Music from Soul Session along with an Open Bar & Light Italian Inspired Fare

To Help Plan Your Night:
It is a Black Tie Evening
Complimentary Valet Service will be available upon your arrival
There will be a Silent Auction with online bidding
Don’t forget to stop at our Photo Booth for a fun theme inspired photo opp!

I can’t make it, but I want to donate!

Thank you to our Gala of Hope sponsors!


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.

2019 Anthony Ianniello
Jeanne Walsh
2017 Steven Bouchey
2016 Jennifer MacPhee
2015 Milot Family
2014 Angelo Mazzone
2013 Joe Nicolla
2014 Jnfrastructure & The Pickett Family

2011 SEFCU & Michael J. Castellana
 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

Planning Committee

Gabrielle Calabrese
Karen Finnerty
Amy Grabek
Karen Heath
Mary Hendrick

Danielle Kinowski
Barbara MacDowell
Diana Martin
Lisa Newkirk

Paul Sciocchetti
Jeanne E. Walsh
Jessica Sheridan
Jaime Watson

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