Honolulu, HI (Mar. 30, 2017) — Get ready to party with a purpose at the American Cancer Society Hope Gala – Midnight in Honolulu, to be held on May 6, 2017 from 5:30 p.m. to 9:00p.m., at The Modern Honolulu, located at 1775 Ala Moana Blvd.

For our fifth annual “Midnight In…” event, we return home to Honolulu to enjoy locally inspired cuisine, entertainment and auctions, as we come together as a united force against all cancers. Filling the air with the music of Hawaii will be Hoku award winning slack key guitarist, Jeff Peterson with vocalist, Lea Almanza, as well as local entertainer Tangi Tully. Our auctions will feature local artists and the live auction will be led by auctioneer Eric Schiff.

“It’s our first year at The Modern Honolulu, and we’re really excited about how things are coming together” says Becki Ward, current Chair of the American Cancer Society Hawaii Pacific Board of Directors. “This year’s “Midnight in Honolulu” will have great Hawaiian entertainment, a delicious plated dinner, and some amazing auction items you won’t want to miss, and so much more all in support of the mission of the American Cancer Society to save lives, celebrate lives, and lead the fight for a world without cancer.”

This year’s sponsors include The Queen’s Medical Center, City Mill, Hawaii Society of Clinical Oncologists, UH Cancer Center, John A Burns School of Medicine, Cades Schutte LLP, Hawaii Pathology Lab, Hawaii Tech Support, Radiology Associates, Ward Research, Hawaiian Electric Company, Bank of Hawaii, Kaiser Permanente, and Wilson Care Group. Along with media sponsors KITV, Star Advertiser, Pacific Business News, and Element Media.

Each year, more than 250 guests attend the annual Hope Gala and over the last four years, the event has raised more than $250,000 in the fight against cancer.

Every dollar is an investment in The American Cancer Society which makes it possible for us to encourage prevention, raise awareness, foster innovation, inspire generosity, deepen understanding and provide care for all in our community.

For sponsorship and ticket information please visit www.hopegalahonolulu.org or call 595-7500.

About the American Cancer Society
The American Cancer Society is a global grassroots force of more than 2.5 million volunteers saving lives and fighting for every birthday threatened by every cancer in every community. As the largest voluntary health organization, the Society’s efforts have contributed to a 20 percent decline in cancer death rates in the U.S. since 1991, and a 50 percent drop in smoking rates. Thanks in part to our progress nearly 14 million Americans who have had cancer and countless more who have avoided it will celebrate more birthdays this year. We’re determined to finish the fight against cancer. We’re finding cures as the nation’s largest private, not-for-profit investor in cancer research, ensuring people facing cancer have the help they need and continuing the fight for access to quality health care, lifesaving screenings, clean air, and more. For more information, to get help, or to join the fight, call us anytime, day or night, at 1-800-227-2345 or visit cancer.org.

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