Walk the red car­pet At­ten­dees get the star treat­ment at Amer­i­can Can­cer So­ci­ety gala

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The Amer­i­can Can­cer So­ci­ety’s sig­na­ture fundrais­ing event for South Palm Beach County, the “Hope Gala,” is set for March 28.

The fourth an­nual evening will begin at 6:30 p.m. at Jazziz Nightlife with a Red Car­pet ar­rival, cock­tail party and si­lent auc­tion. Din­ner will be served at Cul­tural Arts Cen­ter, next door to Jazziz. It will be fol­lowed by a live auc­tion, danc­ing, spe­cial speak­ers and guests, and an af­ter-party back at Jazziz.

Among the high­lights of the “Hope Gala” are “Project Run­way All Stars” con­tes­tant Benjamin Mach and “HGTV De­sign Star” Miera Melba. Mach will de­but a cap­sule col­lec­tion of dis­tinc­tive fash­ions fromthe Benjamin Mach Col­lec­tion and do­nate a haute cou­ture dress for the live auc­tion. Melba will do­nate an in­te­rior de­sign con­sul­ta­tion ses­sion for the auc­tion.

“I am very ex­cited to see the ‘Hope Gala’ move to down­town Boca,” said Danielle Queller Lifton, this year’s event chair. “Re­lo­cat­ing to the cen­ter of the city dur­ing high sea­son, to­gether with our Red Car­pet theme and the sup­port of so many friends in Hol­ly­wood, has made this the most an­tic­i­pated year yet.”

Queller Lifton, cre­ator of the Danielle Queller Jew­elry Col­lec­tion, is a fa­vorite among the elite in Hol­ly­wood. With close ties to celebri­ties, Queller has hand-se­lected many auc­tion items for the gala. Th­ese in­clude a signed “Big Bang The­ory” script, “Gos­sip Girl” script, me­mora­bilia from “The Flash” and on-set items from “AR­ROW.”

Ra­mon Palmero is this year’s spon­sor­ship chair. Af­ter tak­ing the lead to cap­ture cor­po­rate and in­di­vid­ual spon­sor­ships, he has raised more than $100,000.

Palmero’s wife Danila Si­gal was di­ag­nosed with breast can­cer in 2002 with a six-month prog­no­sis. Af­ter sev­eral surg­eries, ra­di­a­tion treat­ments and a va­ri­ety of chemo pro­to­cols, Si­gal con­tin­ues in the battle against metastatic can­cer. With the ad­vances of sci­en­tific find­ings and the help of or­ga­ni­za­tions like the Amer­i­can Can­cer So­ci­ety, she is bet­ter equipped to win the fight. Although she’s still in chemo, Si­gal said she has an im­mense sense of grat­i­tude for the op­por­tu­nity to serve as a tes­ti­mony of hope to oth­ers. Tick­ets are $250. For more in­for­ma­tion, call Ellen Vaughan at 561-650-0143, email ellen.vaughn@can­cer.org or visit www.hope­gala­south­palm­beach.org

Marcy Kam­mer­man, left, Katie Mixon, Kim Mor­gan Vag­n­uolo, Danielle Queller Lifton, Brenda Hils­berg, Cyn­thia Spray, Jamie Do­herty, Jerusha Araujo and Ali­cia Deluca

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