Covid 19 Event Update

For the first time in its 100-year history, the American Cancer Society's mission to save lives and reduce cancer mortality rates is at risk from COVID-19.

Due to the pandemic, the 2020 Champions of Hope Gala will be going virtual on November 7th.  While the details are still being planned, we do know that the virtual event will feature live & pre-recorded messages from local leaders & celebrities, ​a pre & post show full of entertainment, and the opportunity for guests to interact during the virtual event. 

Cancer doesn't stop for a pandemic!  We can't and won't allow progress to be put on hold because of COVID-19. At risk are more and better treatments and discoveries that will improve and save lives.

Because patients need us now more than ever, we, in turn, need you more than ever. In the face of COVID-19, the American Cancer Society is continuing their lifesaving mission in St. Louis and throughout the nation. Your support will enable to provide the resources necessary to support cancer patients and communities.

Please check back often for updates!

 2020 Chairs

Bob & Jane Clark

Presenting Sponsor

About the American Cancer Society CEOs Against Cancer of Missouri- St. Louis Chapter

The American Cancer Society is the nationwide, community-based, voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy, and service.

CEOs Against Cancer is a powerful group of executives committed to saving lives and improving their company’s bottom line. CEOs from the world’s top companies are uniting to change the course of cancer to leverage the collective knowledge, power, and resources of the American Cancer Society.

The Champions of Hope Gala is led by some of the most distinguished leaders in the St. Louis Area, our CEO's Against Cancer of Missouri - St. Louis Chapter.  

Warner Baxter, CEO of Ameren and chair of the 2016 inaugural

Champions of Hope Gala.

CEOs Against Cancer of Missouri - St. Louis     

2018-2020 Chapter Chairs


Steve O’Loughlin

Lodging Hospitality Management 

Vice Chair

Jim Kavanaugh

World Wide Technology

Vice Chair

Dave Peacock


Contact Kathy Fritz at for more information.

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4207 Lindell Blvd

Saint Louis, MO  63108