Walk the red carpet Attendees get the star treatment at American Cancer Society gala
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 firstname.lastname@example.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