We invite you to
join us for the Third Annual Hope Gala: It's Up to You, New York!
January 21, 2011 • 7:30 PM • Capitale •
130 Bowery, New York City
us for an unforgettable evening of
Dinner, Drinks & Dancing
• • • • •
Silent Auctions & Raffles
to support the fight against pediatric cancer
by Jay Paterno
Penn State Football
Inspired by our HOPE for a
cure, Penn State alumni in the greater New York City area created
The Hope Gala in 2008 to support Penn State Dance Marathon
(THON)-the world's largest student-run philanthropy. THON has raised
more than $69 million to benefit the Four Diamonds Fund at Penn
State Children's Hospital and is supported year-round by students
and alumni alike, who have joined together to raise funds and
awareness for the fight against pediatric cancer.
speaker - Matthew Zachary, CEO & Founder of I'm Too Young For This!
We're excited to
announce that Matthew Zachary, pediatric cancer survivor and CEO of I'm Too Young For
This! Cancer Foundation, will be speaking at The Hope Gala this
year! His organization is the nation's largest support group for
cancer patients, survivors and caregivers ages 15-40. Their website
has been recognized by Time Magazine as a "Best 50 Website." Matt
also hosts The Stupid Cancer Show, an award-winning talk radio
webcast. Click here for a great video bio on Matt!
Dozens of amazing
auction items, including:
A one week stay at Casa Piazza in Mexico
Penn State football signed by Joe Paterno
Two tickets to a 2011 SNL broadcast
**Online Ticket Sales Are Now Closed.
If you'd like to still make a purchase, please contact Chairperson Sean Shapiro at email@example.com.
No tickets are available at the door!**
Cocktails, Dinner & Dancing
Private VIP Cocktail Hour
with Jay Paterno
Plus Dinner & Dancing
Table for 10 guests
Plus Priority Seating for Dinner
The Penn State IFC/Panhellenic Dance Marathon (THON) is the largest
student-run philanthropy in the world, with all proceeds benefiting
The Four Diamonds Fund, Conquering Childhood Cancer, at the Hershey
Medical Center in Hershey, Pennsylvania. After a year-round
fundraising effort by the students of all Penn State campuses, THON
culminates in a 46 hour no-sitting, no-sleep Dance Marathon in the
Bryce Jordan Center.
Since 1977, the
students of THON have nearly $70 million dollars and have helped
thousands of children and families in their fight against pediatric
cancer. Last year alone, THON raised almost $8 million dollars for
the Four Diamond's Fund, supporting its mission to conquer childhood
cancer. New York area alumni and friends will now have the
opportunity to play a role in what has become one of Penn State 's
greatest and most unifying traditions.