September 12, 2018 | News
Join Us on October 17th and Help Save More Lives
The 2018 Hope Gala takes place on Wednesday, October 17th at 6:30 PM. The dinner and dance is black tie optional and will be held at Guastavino’s, 409 east 59th Street in New York City. The Hope Gala is the largest fundraising event for the Icla da Silva Foundation.
Why Are We Celebrating?
The Hope Gala celebrates our achievements and raises funds to continue our fight against leukemia and other diseases treatable by bone marrow transplants.
Thanks to your support, so far this year, the Icla da Silva Foundation has held 1374 donor recruitment drives across the country. At those drives, we have added 20,246 potentially life-saving donors to the Be the Match bone marrow registry. We aren’t finished yet.
Our focus is to increase awareness, and register more donors who are ethnically diverse. Unfortunately, blood cancer patients who are ethnically diverse, have less than a 50% chance of finding a potential match. We want to change that.
Why Should You Attend?
Your attendance and the resulting donations this year, will help us add greater diversity to the bone marrow registry. A portion of the funds raised, also go towards our Patient Support Services program. The program helps patients and their families deal with some of the financial difficulties when presented with a life threatening blood cancer.
Icla da Silva uses it’s knowledge and experience to guide patient families with information, logistics, and emotional support. With the funds raised last year, we have been able to help patients with transportation, lodging and meals related to their bone marrow transplant and treatment. We have also assisted with HLA typing and medical expenses.
Will We See You This Year?
This years Hope Gala will include more than 300 influential guests from the worlds of business, healthcare, the arts, philanthropy, and academia. The evening promises to be an affair to remember. Please extend an invitation to your friends and associates. Cocktails and a silent auction begin at 6:30PM. Dinner and dancing start at 7:30 PM.
JOIN US IN OUR FIGHT TO HELP MORE PATIENTS