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Volunteer-Run Gala to Help Cancer Survivors

Local Nonprofit A Message of Hope Cancer Fund, Inc. is scheduled to host the 8th annual gala fundraising event on May 2 at the Gaithersburg Hilton. 

8th Gala Cover PhotoThe initiative aims to raise funds to provide financial assistance to more than 250 cancer patients in Maryland and D.C. area.

This year’s theme is “All That Glitters is HOPE.”

The event will also feature dinner, music, silent and live auction, and dancing until midnight.

According to a press release, A Message of Hope was founded in 2008 by Meredith McNerney- a young cancer survivor who launched the fund when her family and friends helped her to organize the first gala, in celebration of her birthday and one year after she was diagnosed with Merkel Cell Carcinoma.

Since its foundation, the nonprofit has raised approximately $800,000.

To find out more about registration, click here.

Aline Barros

About Aline Barros

Aline Barros is a multimedia reporter and community engagement specialist with Montgomery Community Media. She can be reached at and on Twitter at @AlineBarros2.


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