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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.

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. Oh and leave your tux at home, semi-formal attire is more comfortable for this journey!

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

Gala of Hope – Stay tuned for details on safely celebrating at home!

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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

Your story tells it all and helps lawmakers put a face to cancer. It is powerful and can make all the difference when meeting with your legislator. Please consider sharing your story as a cancer survivor or caregiver to help us continue to show New York lawmakers the people behind the diagnosed numbers in our state. Statistics don’t tell the stories, people do. Share your cancer story in the comments...
“Broke out of my pre-surgery quarantine today for a mammogram. It’s sad that it felt like a party!  In all seriousness though, it can be hard as a cancer patient to get all of our other routine appointments in. Sometimes I feel like I have so many appointments & am at the health clinic so often already that I just don’t want to add anything else. But getting our mammograms or our annual well checks or having that funky mole checked out is really important too! So here’s your friendly reminder to make those appointments! Stay healthy!" -Julie
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Read more about what’s new in esophageal cancer research at the link in our bio!
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Today is #Worldhealthday! It's time to build a fairer healthier world for everyone, everywhere. Inclusion and equity are critical to our mission, and reducing cancer disparities by race and ethnicity is an overarching goal of the @americancancersociety and the @acscan.
The fight against cancer doesn't look the same for everyone. Racism, poverty, and other inequities make a person's cancer journey all the more challenging.​
The fact is, anybody can be diagnosed with cancer. To really create a world without cancer, we need to make sure every person benefits from advances in cancer research, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment so they can thrive, no matter their background. 

ACS is committed to reducing cancer disparities among people of color, who are disproportionately burdened by cancer and experience greater obstacles. #nationalminorityhealthmonth 

Learn more at the link in bio!
“...The hardest thing right now is the mental part of having cancer. The fear is so real and the worrying of what’s coming. It’s a tough road ahead, treatments are cumulative, and that scares me. The psychological part of being diagnosed with cancer isn’t being addressed well in treatments. You're left on your own to deal with all those emotions. It’s hard to stay positive all the time, depression, doubt does creep in. One tool was “just for today”, a form of daily meditation. Today’s JFT goes... "We are no longer fighting fear anger guilt, self-pity, or depression." Just for Today: I accept that my feelings of depression won't last forever. I will talk openly about my feelings with my sponsor or another person who understands. I am grateful for my time in recovery and I am calling on that experience to help me thru this journey of another kind.” 

-Rodger

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