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Cancer Support Center’s spring gala is April 22

The Cancer Support Center’s 2022 spring gala, with a theme of “Casablanca,” will be Friday, April 22, at Olympia Fields Country Club.

Guests are invited to the full program, including dinner, or the after-party with entertainment and a casino.

The gala is one of the Cancer Support Center’s signature events of the year and is being presented after a two-year hiatus due to the COVID pandemic. Guests will enjoy the Hollywood-themed event complete with food and drink, a silent auction, entertainment, a casino and other special happenings.

“The center continued to provide our life-changing and -saving programs throughout the pandemic to serve those battling cancer,” said Sue Armato, executive director. “This event is one of those amazing times where we gather together in hope and belief in the mission of the center and all it does to help those through challenging days.”

During the program portion of the evening, The Horton Group will be presented with the Cancer Support Center’s Founders Award acknowledging the organization for its commitment, passion, ambassadorship and vision set out by the center’s six founders.

Bob DeChene, senior vice president of The Horton Group who serves on the center’s board of directors, said the organization is honored to be recognized. “Our employees, family, and friends have all benefited from the services and programs provided by the center. Having a center in our community is great.”

The black-tie optional gala opens at 6:30 p.m. with a cocktail hour followed by dinner at 7:30 p.m. The after-party starts at 9 p.m. with entertainment by crooner Blake Alexander and the opening of the casino. This is the first gala to include a casino component where guests can play various classic games, like roulette and blackjack, and win exciting prizes.

Tickets are $125 per person for the dinner and after-party, or $75 for the casino after-party, including $50 casino cash, light bites and two drink tickets. Tickets can be purchased at the Homewood office of the Cancer Support Center at 2028 Elm Road or by calling 708-798-9171. Tickets also can be purchased through the center’s website at www.cancersupportcenter.org/2022-annual-gala.

The Cancer Support Center provides strength, guidance and support to anyone impacted by cancer at no cost. The evidence-based programs and services are created and delivered personally, virtually and in ideal settings by professional therapists, counselors, nutritionists and healthcare experts, and resources are available and accessible to all through many communities, channels and tools.

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