American Cancer Society To Mark Big Birthday At Woodfield

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American Cancer Society Boca Raton Event

BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — Mark your calendars for the upcoming American Cancer Society Hope Gala, scheduled for March 9th at Woodfield Country Club.

According to ACS:

The 2013 Hope Gala proclaims the 100th birthday of the American Cancer Society, an organization whose sword symbol is one of the easiest to identify in the nonprofit realm.

“We have had the sword since 1928, the year we added a picture to our fight,” said Jamie Lober, public relations chairperson for the event. “It has been said that the two serpents stand for the medical and scientific focus that we maintain and the blade is obviously for the spirit of the cancer control movement from which we will not back down.”

The American Cancer Society is awarding proceeds from the gala to R.O.C.K. (Reaching out to Cancer Kids) Camp, Florida’s first and only residential for children with cancer.

“Childhood cancer is particularly devastating because unlike some cancers in adults, childhood cancer is not strongly associated with lifestyle or environmental risk factors,” said Lober. “We want to see that every child with cancer can have a normal camp experience filled with thrills and adventures and not have to worry about their medical care being left astray.”

Parents of R.O.C.K. Campers can feel relief that there are medical professionals monitoring the children around the clock.

Since the Hope Gala is anticipated to be the greatest gala to hit Boca Raton this season, the American Cancer Society has aimed to make it affordable. A single ticket to the gala is $250 dollars.

“You can consider your financial contribution the beginning of a great future without cancer because that is exactly what it is,” said Lober. “Isolation is often a problem for people with cancer so it is important that we do our part in making an extra effort to reach out,” said Lober.

For tickets and event sponsorship, contact Ellen Vaughan, unit executive director at (561)-394-7751, x5308 or ellen.vaughan@cancer.org for information about tickets or sponsorships.

“We only turn 100 once so you should do whatever it takes to be there; this is a party that cannot be replicated,” said Lober.