Tickets still available for Evening of Hope Gala
Each day thousands of people learn that they or someone they love has cancer. In fact, during a 24-hour period, 4,548 Americans will be diagnosed
with cancer, and 1,589 Americans will lose their battle each day.
Relay for Life will host its first black tie event, the Evening of Hope Gala, Saturday, Nov. 2 at Laurel Ridge Country Club. Festivities will begin at 6 p.m. with hor d'oeuvres and a cash bar; dinner will follow. The evening will also feature live music by Tuxedo Junction as well as a silent and live auction.
Many businesses in the community have provided items for the auction, including John Laughter Jewelry in Waynesville, who donated a 3.40 carat black diamond set in a white gold pendent with a retail value of $5,000.
In addition, Smoky Mountain Roasters in Hazelwood will provide its unique Evening of Hope coffee blend, which will be served at the gala, but will also be available for purchase at the store through January. A percentage of sales will go to Relay for Life.
Tickets for the event are still available — call Jenny Stamey at 734-3552, Kim Ball at 246-3621 or Maria Rogers 734-8881. Tickets are $75 per person or $700 for a reserved table of eight (with recognition). Black tie dress is requested.
All proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society.
The struggle ahead is real, but so is hope. We see and learn that there is life after cancer. In so many of those lives, we see people living in the moment,
taking time to laugh, to cry, to love, to feel and to just be.
Cancer changes us — it tests our faith, it alters our perspective, it challenges our strength and courage and it reminds us that every
day is a gift.