Event Information 

6th Annual
Champions of Hope  
"A Breakthrough Experience"

The Champions of Hope Gala is lead by some of the most distinguished leaders in the St. Louis area; our CEOs Against Cancer of Missouri - St. Louis Chapter Members.  The 2021 event chair is Penny Pennington, Managing Partner of Edward Jones.  Edward Jones is the presenting sponsor. At this year's event, we will also be celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the CEOs Against Cancer- St. Louis Chapter.  

The event theme, "A Breakthrough Experience," will highlight breakthrough efforts in advancing research and health equity, and the distinctive experience guests will have at the celebration. 




Saturday, November 6, 2021


St. Louis Union Station - Aquarium Entrance

201 S 18th St, St. Louis, MO 63103

Auction & Raffles

Mobile Bidding for the silent auction will go live on November 1, 2021

Preview Auction


5:30 pm   Doors Open

6:00 pm   Breakthrough Journey Begins - 

7:00 pm   Dinner, Entertainment, Auction and Mission Appeal Event Program

9:00 pm    After Party and Entertainment from the Charles Glenn Band

11:00pm   Event Concludes

We recommend to arrive promptly at 6:00pm to participate in the full Breakthrough Journey!

To view the event invitation, please CLICK HERE.

Event History

Since 2016, the annual Champions of Hope Gala has raised more than $6.2 million to support the American Cancer Society’s mission. Thanks to the St. Louis community, the Champions of Hope Gala has grown into one of the most successful American Cancer Society galas in the country.


Past Event Chairs

2016:  Warner and Cindy Baxter

2017:  Dave and Thelma Steward

2018:  Michael and Noemi Neidorff

2019:  Peter Blumeyer

2020: Bob and Jane Clark

2021:  Penny Pennington

2022:  TBA

2023:  TBA

2024:  TBA

2025:  TBA


Previous Experience Guests

  • Amy Robach, ABC News Good Morning America

  • Patrice Rushen, Grammy-nominated jazz artist

  • Scott Hamilton, Olympic figure skater

  • Sterling K. Brown, NBC's THIS IS US.

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