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Event Information 

Event Information 

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 2023 event chairs are Warner Baxter and Marty Lyons of Ameren.  


We are proud to recognize Ameren as the presenting sponsor for the event.


Saturday, November 11, 2023


St. Louis Union Station

1820 Market Street, MO 63102

Auction & Raffles

Mobile Bidding for the silent auction will go live on November 7, 2023


5:30 pm   Doors Open

6:00 pm   Cocktail Hour

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

9:00 pm   After Party 

11:00pm   Event Concludes

Event History

Since 2016, the annual Champions of Hope Gala has raised more than $8.9 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:  Steve Hamilton and Tim Figge

2023:  Warner Baxter and Marty Lyons

2024:  Suzanne Sitherwood

2025:  Joe McKee and David Stokes


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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