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Destination: a Cancer Free World

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the theme of this year's event?

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.

What is the attire for this year's event?

The attire for the evening is selecting your favorite cocktail outfit inspired by any decade!

What is the schedule of events for the evening?

VIP registration begins at 5:00 pm at the Nature Exploration Station. General reception registration begins at 6:00 pm at the Cascade Grill inside the main Zoo entrance. After you register, you'll enter the reception that includes the silent and super silent auction, along with additional opportunities to win. The ballroom will open at 7:30 pm for dinner, program, live auction and the featured guest performance.  The event will conclude at 10:30 pm.


Can I use cash for purchases at the Portland Hope Gala?

Credit cards and checks will be accepted at the event. 

How do I bid on auction items or make a donation at the event?

Mobile bidding on cell phones will be used at the Portland Hope Gala. Please be sure to bring your fully-charged cell phone with you.

Unfortunately, I can't attend the Portland Hope Gala this year. Can I still make a donation?

Yes, donations are gladly accepted.  You may donate online HERE. You may also call 503.795.3964 or mail  your donation to the Portland Hope Gala office. 

Donations can be mailed to:​

American Cancer Society

Portland Hope Gala 

0330 SW Curry St. 

Portland, Oregon 97239

How will my donations be used? 

Hope Gala donations will support the mission of the American Cancer Society as it works to save lives by helping people stay well and get well, by finding cures and by fighting back.


The American Cancer Society is the largest private funder of cancer research in the United States, with more than $4.6 billion invested in the search for new cures. Research funded by the Society has laid the groundwork for virtually every major breakthrough in cancer prevention, detection and treatment seen in the last six decades. When we began, only a quarter of all cancer patients achieved 5-year survival. Today, more than 2 in 3 will reach this milestone. Through the years, 47 scientists funded by the Society have earned the Nobel Prize for their findings.

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