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Cancer is a worthy opponent. It has a formidable nature, a resourceful manner, and a destructive appetite. But cancer will never have what we have...humanity. Humanity made up of courage, determination, innovation, and generosity.


When you become a part of our Portland Hope Gala, you commit to helping patients and caregivers with treatment programs, lifesaving research, medical studies, and vital one-on-one support and information.


It’s simple.

When you take part you save lives.



November 9, 2019


Oregon Zoo 

Cascade Crest Ballroom

4001 Southwest Canyon Road

Portland, OR 97221


The theme is centered around travel - where we've been, as well as where we still need to go on the journey to a cancer free world.


Choose your favorite cocktail attire inspired by any decade!

Did you know? The American Cancer Society was founded in 1913.

Learn more about our history and progress as an organization through the decades.


VIP Guests
5:00 pm -  5:30 pm     VIP Registration 

5:30 pm - 6:45 pm      VIP Party 

6:00 pm - 7:45 pm      General Registration, Reception, & Silent Auction

7:45 pm - 10:30 pm    Dinner, Entertainment & Live Auction 

What is the Portland Hope Gala?

The American Cancer Society Portland Hope Gala is a distinguished celebration that will bring together the area's finest sponsors, donors, philanthropists, and community leaders dedicated to the mission of eliminating cancer. The fun-filled evening features a silent auction, cocktails, dinner, inspiring speakers, a live auction of highly sought after gift packages, as well as entertainment. The funds raised at the Portland Hope Gala will benefit cancer research as well as quality of life programs that remove barriers and provide resources and information to those battling cancer. 

What time does the Portland Hope Gala start? 

VIP registration begins at 5pm. VIP guests will have the opportunity for early silent auction viewing and photos, and will then be escorted to the VIP Party. General registration beings at 6 pm. Guests can enjoy a reception and silent auction after registering. The  ballroom will open at 7:45 pm. for dinner, program, live auction and the featured guest performance. The event is scheduled to end at 10:30 pm.

How do I make a donation or purchase an auction item?

Each guest will receive an individualized bidder number for the evening. In addition, we'll send a link to your cell phone which lists the silent auction items available for bidding and will be linked to your bidder number. You will also receive a bid paddle with your bid number to be used for the evening's live auction and mission donation ask to support the Society's research grants, as well as patient and caregiver programs and services. Credit cards will be accepted during registration. Credit cards and checks will be accepted during the evening's check out.

Can't attend the Portland Hope Gala this year and still would like to make a donation?

Call Julie Russell at 503-795-3964 to make a donation over the phone, mail your donation to the Portland Hope Gala office, or make your donation online



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