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EVENT PROGRAM & AUCTION CATALOG SATURDAY, OCTOBER 17


THE MISSION of the American Cancer Society is to save lives, celebrate lives and lead the fight for a world without cancer.


JOIN THE LIVESTREAM! Your support of our Washington Hope Gala is vital in helping the American Cancer Society continue its lifesaving mission. We are so grateful to have you join us! While we can’t be together physically, we can still stand together in generosity for the fight against cancer. Together we are raising hope to create a world free from cancer!

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2020 6:45PM PDT PRE SHOW 7:00PM PDT PROGRAM, RAISING HOPE & LIVE AUCTION QUICK CLICK LINKS:

WATCH THE LIVESTREAM

RAISING HOPE DONATION

on YouTube

Raise the Paddle

LIVE & SILENT AUCTION

HOPE GALA WEBPAGE

Bid early and often!

Registration & Information


HOPE GALA FAQs HOW DO I WATCH THE WASHINGTON HOPE GALA PROGRAM? WHAT TECHNOLOGY DO I NEED TO ACCESS THE DIGITAL EVENT?

HOW DO I BID ON AUCTION ITEMS? CAN ANYONE PARTICIPATE IN THE AUCTION?

All guests will receive a series of emails leading up to the Washington Hope Gala with the link to view the program on YouTube—no account or special program required. All it takes is a computer or smart TV to view the program. We recommend having a second device like a laptop, tablet, or smartphone to bid on auction items without missing a beat within the program!

email leading up to the event and displayed on screen during our program. All it takes is a computer or smart TV to view the program and another internet browser window or a second device like a laptop, tablet or smartphone to bid on items there’s no special program required. Just like our typical gala, all guest will need to register with a credit card to bid on items and donate to our Raising Hope fund a need. You can register

CAN ANYONE WATCH THE WASHINGTON HOPE GALA EVENT?

Absolutely! The Washington Hope Gala program is open and available to everyone! This event is a great way to share the American Cancer Society with friends, family, and colleagues who might not normally attend gala.

Instructions for bidding can be found here and will be shared via

for the live and silent auction here. Click “Start Bidding” in the upper righthand corner to begin the registration process. CAN I STILL BID ON ITEMS OR MAKE A DONATION IF I CANNOT TUNE INTO THE DIGITAL EVENT?

Yes! Everyone is welcome to participate in the online auction or make a direct donation to the mission, regardless of attending the digital program.

For questions about the Washington Hope Gala & our online auction please contact Jessica Silva at jessica.silva@cancer.org 4

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LETTER FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Dear Friends, I am pleased to welcome you to the first ever, American Cancer Society Digital Washington Hope Gala. Every year, this event brings our community leaders and corporate partners together to attack cancer from every angle. This year, our Seattle, Everett, and Spokane events are joining forces in the fight. With your support, we have helped usher in an era where more people survive cancer than ever before. By translating our research findings into action, we have seen a 27% decline in cancer mortality since 1991. Due to Covid-19, that progress is at risk. Tonight, the Washington Hope Gala reminds us that by uniting we are saving lives, celebrating lives, and leading the fight for a world without cancer. A pandemic cannot stop our progress. We couldn’t accomplish this without each one of you. Thank you, Jasmine Wilson & Kier Matthews, 2020 Hope Gala Co-Chairs, for your incredible leadership and commitment to this event. A special thank you to the Hope Gala Planning Committee, for donating your time and talent to make this event a night to remember. Special thank you to our, Survivor speaker, Darcy Burns-Jelcz. Your dedication and passion for the individuals we serve is truly outstanding. We are looking forward to an unforgettable evening and truly appreciate the show of support from each and every sponsor and guest. Sincerely, Kara Fortney Executive Director

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LETTER FROM THE HOPE GALA CO-CHAIRS Dear Friends, We would like to thank you for joining us at the 2020 American Cancer Society Washington Hope Gala! This is not how we originally intended to bring you Hope Gala this year, but we are so thrilled that we can unite together even when we are apart. By virtue of joining us and supporting the American Cancer Society, you are part of one of the great causes of our time, and together we will save more lives, celebrate lives, and lead in the fight for a world without cancer. Tonight, we are here to celebrate. We celebrate the advancements made in the fight against cancer and we celebrate all survivors. We celebrate the treatments that have improved the lives of those facing a cancer diagnosis. We celebrate the Hope and perseverance we witness daily, now more than ever. We celebrate all of you, our amazing supporters that are tuning in with us tonight. We are honored to serve as the 2020 event chairs and would like to thank all our incredible committee members for making this evening possible. And we would like to thank our generous sponsors and individual donors for supporting tonight’s event, and helping continue the Society’s lifesaving work. Sincerely, Kier Matthews and Jasmine Wilson Hope Gala 2020 Co-Chairs 6

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DARCY BURNS-JELCZ 2020 HONOREE Darcy Burns-Jelcz is someone who has dedicated herself to helping others. To honor her son Jimmy, who lost his battle to cancer, she partnered with the American Cancer Society to give back. Through Relay for Life, her work at KeyBank, and even as a guest at our very own gala, Darcy has been a force in the fight against cancer. This year Darcy had to hear those dreaded words “You have cancer�, and is currently fighting with all of her might. Her story is one of love, perseverance, and hope.

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ANGELA POE RUSSELL EVENT CO-HOST Angela Joined King 5’s Evening in March 2020. Angela lives for making connections with people and she’s proven that ability through her 20 years as a multi-media journalist. Most recently, her work as the host of Take 5 on King 5 earned her a national Gracie Award for on-air talent. Prior, Angela worked as a journalist in Washington, D.C., Philadelphia and in Seattle, where she won a Regional Emmy Award for Best Anchor. When she’s not busy asking questions, Angela spends time with her husband and two daughters.

JIM DEVER EVENT CO-HOST Jim Dever describes himself as a “Writer, host, reporter, producer, editor, photographer, public speaker and emccee, auctioneer, online content producer, handstand skateboard, stunt pogo stick jumper and Elvis impersonator.” It’s his clever wit, fun personality and eye for what makes a story click that have earned Jim 15 Emmy Awards. When he’s not busy co-hosting King 5’s Evening, Jim enjoys spending time with his family in West Seattle.

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2020 HOPE GALA PLANNING COMMITTEE CO-CHAIRS

Kier Matthews & Jasmine Wilson COMMITTEE MEMBERS

Alex Zitnik

Joel Beckerman

Amita Jain

Kari Hinds

Danielle Tiberio

Lori Eastes

Deborah Chaves Hjort

Riya Jain

Dr. Virginia Eshbach

Sharon Ade

Elisabeth Spring

Shelby Damiani

Jason Price

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INVESTING IN RESEARCH The American Cancer Society is currently funding 16 grants in Washington totaling more than $8.3 million. ALTIUS INSTITUTE FOR BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES

Alexander Federation, PhD

$163,500

FRED HUTCHINSON CANCER RESEARCH CENTER

Matthias Stephan, MD, PhD

$728,000

Stan Riddell, MD

$400,000

SEATTLE CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL

Surojit Sarkar, PhD

$792,000

Scott Furlan, MD

$729,000

Fred Wilkinson, MSW

$24,000

Abby Rosenberg, MD, MS, MA

$790,000

UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON

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Rashmi K. Sharma, MD

$722,000

Christoph I. Lee, MD

$729,000

Su-In Lee, PhD

$759,000

Alison Kell, PhD

$163,500

Mary L. Disis, MD

$400,000

Mary-Claire King, PhD

$320,000

John L. Gore, MD

$788,000

Clemens Cabernard, PhD

$792,000

Siobhan Whalen, MSW

$24,000

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FUNDING RESEARCH Join us as we lead the fight for a world without cancer. Since 1946, the American Cancer Society has invested more than $4.5 billion in cancer research and has played a critical role in almost every major cancer research breakthrough. Breakthroughs that have only been possible because of generous donors. Locally, the American Cancer Society is currently investing more than $8.3 million in researchers based at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle Children’s, and the University of Washington. At the national level, we are investing over $406 million to fund scientists and medical professionals whose life-saving research is conducted at medical schools, universities, research institutes, and hospitals across the United States. As the nation’s largest private, non-profit source of funds for cancer research, we ensure research dollars go to the best science in the U.S. through an extensive peer-review process. We invest in the best research which will make critical advances in prevention, early detection, treatment, and care for those with cancer. This research funding strategy has helped support numerous important discoveries from some of the brightest researchers, including 49 Nobel Prize winners to date. Advances in medicine and research breakthroughs have led to a 26% decrease in cancer rates since 1991. This means nearly 2.4 million lives have been saved through the generosity and passion of donors. Though with an estimated 1,735,350 new cancer cases diagnosed in the U.S. this year alone, the need is still vast. Tonight, we ask you to raise your bid cards high and stand with us in the fight against cancer. Together we can prevent, treat, and ultimately cure cancer. Your tax-deductible gift—from $100 dollars to $15,000 or more—will help to change lives and offer hope to millions of families for generations to come. We appreciate donations at every level. Please join us as we raise our bid cards tonight, and raise the bar on our efforts to defeat cancer. HOPE GALA 2020

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CELEBRITY CHEF CHAD WHITE PRIVATE FIVECOURSE DINNER FOR TEN

™ Private five-course, in-home dinner for ten with celebrity chef, James Beard semi-finalist, and restaurateur Chef Chad White.

Few chefs have set the local culinary scene on fire quite like Chef Chad White. Born and raised in Spokane Valley, Chef Chad made his mark on the culinary scene as a contestant on the popular competition series “Top Chef”, in its 13th season. After the continued support and encouragement of his family and friends, he decided to bring the bold flavors of Mexico to diners with Zona Blanca Ceviche. His cutting-edge, globally influenced style keeps his customers coming back for more and lead to Chef Chad’s nomination as a semi-finalist for the 2019 prestigious James Beard Award. Chef Chad will travel to you to prepare this exquisite in-home five-course meal for ten. Thank you: Chef Chad White

VALUE:

Top Chef

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FOUR-NIGHT HAWAIIAN ESCAPE FOR TWO AT THE RITZ-CARLTON WAIKIKI

™ Four-night ocean view stay at the Ritz-Carlton Waikiki ™ Two coach-class roundtrip tickets on Alaska Airlines

Dreaming of a tropical escape? Let Alaska Airlines whisk you away to the famed Waikiki Beach for a luxurious four-night stay at the Ritz-Carlton Waikiki. Explore all the wonder Oahu has to offer on this island getaway! Relax and enjoy the splendors and luxury of the Ritz-Carlton Waikiki. Take in the beauty the island has to offer, surrounded by lush greenery, fragrant florals and the breathtaking views where the cerulean sky meets the Pacific Ocean. In its most prestigious neighborhood, Waikiki Beach, The Ritz-Carlton infuses the amenities and services of a five-star resort with local touches, and invites guests to experience luxury living. Thank You: Alaska Airlines, Ritz-Carlton Waikiki Resort - Expires 10/17/2021. Blackout dates may apply. Alaska Air - Certificates are valid for flights served by Alaska Airlines flights numbered 1-2999, SkyWest Airlines flights 3300-3499, and Pen Air flights 3124-3299. Not valid for flights on codeshare partners. Mileage Plan Miles cannot be earned or credited. First Class paid upgrades or mileage plan upgrades are allowed. Standard baggage fees apply; see the checked baggage policy and flight schedules at www.alaskaair.com for more details. Individual travel taxes may apply. Once ticketed, fare rules apply regarding changes to itinerary. This certificate is void if bartered or sold. If lost, this certificate may not be reissued. To book your travel, please follow instructions listed on tickets. Allow for two weeks from the time of reservation and your flight.

VALUE:

Aloha!

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VICEROY LOS CABOS FOR TWO

™ Four-night luxury stay at Viceroy Los Cabos ™ Two coach-class roundtrip tickets on Alaska Airlines

Escape to paradise with this luxury getaway for two at the Viceroy Los Cabos on the Sea of Cortés in Baja. At the edge of the horizon, Viceroy Los Cabos is like no other place on earth. The architecturally stunning concept by Miguel Angel Aragonés lures you into a quiet state of mind with its cinematic views and striking architecture around every turn. Be a part of the scene and restore your spirit with immersive experiences throughout the hotel. The resort is crowned by five restaurants and lounges, a rooftop bar and a holistic-focused spa. The historic Colonial streets of San José del Cabo are nearby, as are endless opportunities for outdoor adventure on land and sea. Yet staying right in your guestroom — where sunlight streams through floor-to-ceiling windows and you have your very own private patio or balcony — may be just the life-changing experience you need. Enjoy as Alaska Airlines whisks you away on this luxurious Mexican escape! Thank You: Alaska Airlines, Viceroy Los Cabos Alaska Air: Certificates are valid for flights served by Alaska Airlines flights numbered 1-2999, SkyWest Airline flights 3300-3499, and Pen Air flights 3124-3299. Not valid for flights on codeshare partners. Mileage Plan Miles cannot be earned or credited. First Class paid upgrades or mileage plan upgrades are allowed. Standard baggage fees apply; see the checked baggage policy and flight schedules at www.alaskaair. com for more details. Individual travel taxes may apply. Once ticketed, fare rules apply regarding changes to itinerary. This certificate is void if bartered or sold. If lost, this certificate may not be reissued. To book your travel, please follow instructions listed on tickets. Allow for two weeks from the time of reservation and your flight. Viceroy Los Cabos: We kindly ask that you present this original certificate at check-in. Reservations are subject to availability. Blackout periods and restrictions apply. Nontransferable. Expires September 7th, 2021.

VALUE:

Tequila Sunrise HOPE GALA 2020

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LUXURY PEREGRINE LODGE FISHING EXCURSION FOR TWO

™ Chartered flight from Vancouver to Masset ™ Scenic Helicopter flight from Masset directly to Peregrine Lodge via Sikorsky S76 ™ Double occupancy accommodations ™ Fully guided world-class salmon and halibut fishing ™ Gourmet dining (breakfast, lunch, dinner, daily appetizers and snacks) ™ Drinks, wine and all non-alcoholic beverages included ™ Custom fishing equipment and all-weather gear ™ Fish cleaning, flash frozen, vacuum sealed and packaged for the flight home ™ Boston Whaler Montauk boat ™ Fly fishing at the local estuaries optional and no charge ™ Sports lounge, hot tub, gym, outdoor fire pit, and pitch and putt golf to stretch those legs after a hardy day of world-class fishing

Peregrine Lodge is known to anglers world-wide as home to the best salmon and halibut fishing in the Pacific Northwest, and it will be your home base for a three or four-night dream fishing excursion. Located off of British Columbia’s west coast, Peregrine Lodge is situated in the heart of Haida Gwaii’s pristine and fertile fishing grounds. Centered at the crossroads for the migration routes of millions of salmon as they return to spawn in the rivers and streams across the province, Haida Gwaii receives the highest concentration of salmon passing through its waters 20

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than any other location on the west coast. Peregrine Lodge is home to five different type of salmon in addition to record-size halibut, ling cod, rock cod, and sea bass. From the diverse waters and majestic surroundings to the impeccable cuisine, the legendary fishing is only the beginning. Mutually agreeable date in 2021, excludes tip. Available dates are as follows: June 2–6, 9–13, 13–16, 20–23, 23–27, 2021. Thank You: Jim and Sherryl Adair, Armand and Danielle Tiberio, Peregrine Lodge.

VALUE:

Catch of a Lifetime!

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THE ULTIMATE HOLLAND AMERICA SEVEN DAY CRUISE FOR TWO

™ Holland America seven-day cruise for two in an oceanview stateroom ™ Choice of seven-day itinerary in Alaska, Canada & New England, the Caribbean or Mexico

It’s not just the destination, but the journey that counts. Start planning your next journey aboard a luxurious seven-day cruise with Holland America. On board their perfectly sized ships, enjoy unrivaled dining influenced by our Culinary Council® of seven world-renowned chefs, live music for every taste and gracious service from their friendly crew. Ashore, visit their award-winning private island in the Caribbean, explore the calving glaciers of Alaska, discover the sparkling beaches of the Mexican Riviera or experience the charming towns of Canada & New England. You can choose any Alaska, Canada & New England, Caribbean or Mexico Cruise for two. No expiration. May be applied to other cabin categories or cruise trades at an additional cost. Call World Cruise Reservations to secure a mutually agreeable date. Airfare to and from departure and arrival ports not included, however guests may purchase at an additional cost. Does not include taxes, onboard charges, shore excursions or hotel services charges. Thank You: Holland America Line

VALUE:

Bon Voyage!

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LUXURY SUN VALLEY GETAWAY FOR FOUR WITH PRIVATE AIR

™ Private jet charter to Sun Valley round-trip for 2 nights, 3 days ™ Two night stay for two couples in two King rooms at Knob Hill Inn

Whether it’s winter or summer adventures you are after, Sun Valley has it all! Your group of four will settle into the luxurious surroundings of a private charged Cessna Citation 560XL, courtesy of Erin Air. Known for their attentive and personalized service, Erin Air will ensure all your needs are catered to as you are whisked off on your two-night getaway. Upon landing, your group will head to Ketchum and check-in at the charming Knob Hill Inn. With on-demand transportation throughout Sun Valley and Ketchum, including Bald and Dollar Mountains, Knob Hill Inn is the perfect home base for experiencing every adventure you’re up for. Should you want to increase your group to six, an additional room may be purchased at a 30% reduced room rate. The more the merrier! Private jet charter from Seattle, WA to Sun Valley Idaho for up to six people in a Citation Excel Aircraft. Roundtrip airfare expires October 31, 2021. Must be booked 60 days prior to travel and in conjunction with Knob Hill Inn package. Private air cannot be used separately. Knob Hill Inn: Certificate includes daily breakfast in the Fireplace Room and is valid based on availability and subject to blackout dates; hot valid on group bookings or holidays; excludes gratuity. Maximum value of $1,800 – no cash value. Includes taxes and resort fee. Advance reservations are required. Please present original certificate upon check-in. Certificate expires October 18, 2021. Additional room may be booked at a 30% discount. Thank You: Erin Air Inc – Private Air Charter, Columbia Hospitality, Armand and Danielle Tiberio

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Small Town, Big Life

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AUCTION RULES AND  TERMS OF SALE 1. The American Cancer Society (ACS) has endeavored to correctly catalog and describe the items to be auctioned. The items are sold “as is” and ACS neither warrants nor represents, and shall in no event be responsible for the correctness of the catalog, including but not limited to, description, quality, quantity or condition of the items. All statements by the seller are merely statements of opinion and are not to be relied upon by prospective purchasers as warranties or representation of fact, and prospective bidders, by so bidding, acknowledge they have inspected the items to their satisfaction and bid only as a result of their own inspection and opinion. No statement contained in the catalog or made orally at the sale or elsewhere shall be deemed to be such a warranty, representation, or assumption of liability. 2. The Auctioneer is the agent for the seller. 3. ACS reserves the right to withdraw any item or lot sale prior to the call for bids. A minimum bid has been established on all items. Should a dispute arise between two bidders, or should the auctioneer doubt the validity of any bid, the auctioneer shall have the absolute right to resolve the dispute, re-offer, re-sell or withdraw the item in question. 4. All sales are final. There will be no exchange or refund on items except where specified. 5. A signature or a mobile bid during the auction constitutes a legal offer to buy. At the call of the auctioneer, the highest bidder shall be deemed to have purchased the offered item in accordance with all of the conditions set forth herein and thereupon (a) assumes full risk and responsibility therefore, (b) if requested will sign a confirmation of purchase and (c) will pay the purchase price in full for all items purchased. In all cases of dispute, the decision of the Executive Director is final. 6. Payment with cash, check, American Express, MasterCard, or Visa must be received when billed. Unless otherwise stated, the card on file with mobile bidding will be charged. 7. Pick-up for items is offered in Seattle, Everett and Spokane only. Shipping arrangements are the responsibility of the purchaser. 8. Unless otherwise specified, all auction items and services must be used within one year from October 17, 2021. Please pay attention to all conditions, restrictions, and expiration dates on items and services.

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9. ACS assumes no responsibility for travel arrangements. No refunds will be made for cancelled tickets or accommodations. 10. Restaurant certificates to not include liquor, tax or gratuities unless otherwise indicated. All hotel/resort reservations are based on availability unless certificate specifies a specific date. 11. Reservations for all trips and dinners must be mutually arranged with the donor unless otherwise specified. All arrangements for trips and similar events must be made at least one month in advance unless otherwise specified. 12. ACS assumes no responsibility for travel arrangements. No refunds will be made for cancelled tickets or accommodations. 13. Certificates and gift cards will not be replaced if lost or stolen. Certificates are not redeemable for cash. 14. Must be 21 years of age or older to purchase alcohol.

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“My job is to make sure that everything goes well for the patient and the provider, and that hasn’t changed.” — Sherma Serrant Patient Services Representative This year, the pandemic has compelled us to re-imagine how to deliver the best care possible to our patients. What hasn’t shifted is our commitment to breakthrough research, life-changing treatments and an ongoing collaboration with the American Cancer Society.

Creating hope. Together. To learn more about what this partnership means to our patients, visit SeattleCCA.org.


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THANK YOU FOR JOINING US THIS EVENING AND FOR STANDING WITH US IN THE FIGHT AGAINST CANCER.


WE’RE ATTACKING CANCER by backing

visionaries, investing in longshots and building on hard-won knowledge to find powerful new weapons. WE’RE ATTACKING CANCER with stubborn

hope, relentless energy, and a promise that everywhere cancer rears its despicable head, we will be there to blunt its effects and lessen its power. WE’RE ATTACKING CANCER by showing

up every day, driving people, boosting people, picking them up when they’re down. WE’RE ATTACKING CANCER by making it

less scary and confusing, less stressful, less lonely.

THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY IS ATTACKING CANCER FROM EVERY ANGLE.

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2020 Washington Hope Gala Digital Program & Live Auction Catalog  

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