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Event Information 

Since 2016, the annual Champions of Hope Gala has raised more than $3.8 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 included Warner and Cindy Baxter, Dave and Thelma Steward and Michael and Noemi Neidorff.  Previous entertainment included Amy Robach, ABC News Good Morning America, Patrice Rushen, Grammy-nominated jazz artist, and Scott Hamilton, Olympic figure skater.  

Event Details

Saturday, November 9, 2019

HOPE Behind the Mask

Chase Park Plaza Hotel

212 N. Kingshighway Blvd.

St. Louis, Mo.

Complimentary valet parking  


Elegant Black-tie, masquerade themed.


5:30 PM – 7:00 PM  - Cocktail Reception & Silent Auction

7:00 PM – 9:30 PM   - Dinner, Program & Live Auction

9:30 PM – 11:00 PM  - Entertainment 
Who is Attending?
More than 450 guests are expected to attend including corporate sponsors, business owners and philanthropic leaders. 

VIP guest: Sterling K. Brown




                                             Two-time Emmy Award winning actor Sterling                                                K. Brown currently stars in NBC’s Emmy and                                                Golden Globe nominated drama series                                                          THIS IS US.  Click here to read more.

Entertainment: VOTE FOR PEDRO

Formed in 2005, Vote for Pedro can be easily summed up in two words: experienced professionals. Vote for Pedro is Jeff Faulkner (guitar, vox), Jamie Perryman (drums), Chris Bosslet (bass, vox), Lydia Caesar (lead vox, percussion) and Paul Kriege (keyboards, sequences). Collectively, they make up one of the best and most respected bands in the St. Louis area. Individually, they’ve played to packed houses in local venues (Mississippi Nights, the Pageant, the American Theater and Hollywood Casino Amphitheater, to name a few) and have toured regionally and nationally in previous bands. Over the years, they’ve been supporting acts for notable bands and events including Foo Fighters, the GO-GOs, Green Day, Matchbox 20, PointFest, Silverchair, Rick Springfield, The Toadies, Little River Band, Charlie Daniels Band, and Night Ranger. Vote for Pedro will keep the dance floor packed with guests having fun all night long!

Payment Information
We do not accept cash at the Champions of Hope Gala. Only credit cards and checks will be accepted. 
Mobile bidding on cell phones will be used at the gala. Please be sure to bring your fully-charged cell phone with you.