The 8th annual Hope Gala Honolulu is set to take place on Friday night, December 4, 2020, 5:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., at the Royal Hawaiian Hotel in Waikiki Monarch Ballroom. This year’s theme is Midnight in Monte Carlo. Attendees will enjoy the ambiance of an evening in Monte Carlo, in the Principality of Monaco in the South of France, known for its luxurious Casino Monte Carlo. The event will feature a French-themed three-course meal and specialty drinks, with live music by Tahiti Rey, and DJ “Kutmaster Spaz”, exciting casino party activities, and the opportunity to bid on unique items during the Live and Silent Auctions. The over 300 guests are encouraged to wear their finest French Riviera cocktail attire.
At the Gala, the Beacon of Hope Award will be presented in memoriam to Barry Taniguchi, chairman of CEO of KTA Super Stores, as a special recognition of his leadership in the community and support for American Cancer Society and Hope Lodge Hawaii. The Beacon of Hope Award was established in 2015 to recognize an entity or individual in our community who provides significant contributions to end the fight against cancer in Hawaii. These advocates demonstrate outstanding commitment to the mission of American Cancer Society in the areas of patient care, advocacy, access to care and/or health disparities.
100% of the proceeds from this gala will benefit the Clarence T.C. Ching Hope Lodge Honolulu operations, which since opening November 2016, has provided over 700 patients with free lodging in Honolulu while receiving life-saving treatment. The gala’s Monaco Grand Prix Presenting Sponsor is Hawaiian Electric, with Le Grand Casino sponsorships from The Queen’s Health Systems and City Mill Company, Ltd.
For additional information, please contact:
Elisabeth Case, Community Development Manager
or Neeka Izadpanah, Coordinator, Community & Administrative Support
Galas are a fun and unique way for communities to raise awareness and funds to support the American Cancer Society’s mission to save lives, celebrate lives, and lead the world in the fight against cancer.
The 2020 Hope Gala will feature live music, gourmet cuisine and cocktails, and fabulous live and silent auction items.
For more information on how to get involved, donate, or volunteer contact our local office at (808) 595-7500.
American Cancer Society
Hawaii Pacific Division
2370 Nuuanu Avenue
Honolulu, Hawaii 96817