Gala of Hope
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Details on our 2021 fight against cancer coming soon!

Thank you to our 2020 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

“Never underestimate the grit a kid develops after watching his mom battle stage 4 cancer. I let him see me sick. I let him see me weak. I let him see me shave my head. I let him see me at my worst. And then I let him see me get back up. Both my sons are being raised to understand that bad things happen, that we don’t always have control of outcome, that situations don’t always end in our favor. ...but we always have control of perspective. I never hid the cancer from him. We talked about it then and we still do. I let him know some days I struggle. But every time I get back up, it’s a reminder that he too is a fighter, that he too is meant to rise. To me, that grit, is a hell of a gift to give him. 🤍I think it’s worth noting, that if you know my son, you’ll see he wear a survivor’s bracelet on his right arm- always- as a reminder that like his mama, he too is a fighter. His dad wears the same bracelet. How can I not be grateful that I get to be his mom? How can I not be grateful to see him live out that grit? Tag a #survivorsister Always rooting for you!!!” -Katy

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