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September 14, 2024
The Westin, Charlotte


Event Information

The 4th Annual Taste of Hope Charlotte gala hosted by the American Cancer Society is September 14th. The ‘foodie’ fundraiser will again showcase an over-the-top French inspired menu by Celebrity Chef David Burke (Falcon and Fox, South Park) who continues to be a great friend and supporter of our gala.

This year, the Taste of Hope Charlotte will also feature local executive chefs adding their flair to our entertaining and extraordinary event.  The fundraising gala provides an interactive cocktail reception with silent auction, jewelry and wine pulls, raffles and music followed by a three-course sit-down dinner presentation performed by each chef deconstructing their special course through culinary insights from the chef’s stage. A live auction and mission paddle raise follow, with a very special mission moment speaker, a cancer survivor sharing their heartwarming story. Live entertainment for dancing will complete the evening’s program. The funds raised will be attributed to our Mission to improve the lives of cancer patients and their families through advocacy, research, and patient support, to ensure everyone has an opportunity to prevent, detect, treat, and survive cancer.

Dr. Cheryl Richards

CEO Catapult

Message from our leadership

Event Chair

Thank you for joining us for the Annual Taste of Hope Charlotte Gala!

On behalf of our Board of Ambassadors and the American Cancer Society, thank you for being with us tonight to raise awareness and resources in the fight against cancer. Chances are, you or someone you know has been affected by cancer, so tonight is about more than just great food and friendship; it’s one with personal purpose and meaning.

I am especially pleased to welcome and recognize our 2024 Gala Leaders of Hope whose stories are inspirational, emotional and cement the reason this event is important to our community. And, special thanks to our corporate partners, and our table sponsors who have helped make “A Night in Paris” possible.

Lastly, we appreciate your commitment to advance our mission to improve the lives of people with cancer and their families through advocacy, research, and patient support, to ensure everyone has an opportunity to prevent, detect, treat, and survive cancer.


Cheryl Richards, Ph.D.
Catapult Employers Association
Taste of Hope Charlotte Gala Chair


Our Mission

Mission Funding: Health Equity

Cancer affects everyone but not equally. Many barriers can impact a person’s ability to prevent, detect, treat, and survive cancer, with racism and discrimination making it even more difficult to address social determinants of health. A person’s quality of life and cancer outcomes can be determined by their ZIP code, education, income, access to health care and healthy and affordable foods, and other variables outside their control. These barriers are deeply rooted, long-standing inequities at all levels of society that will take an intentional effort to address for equitable cancer outcomes.

To ACS, and its non-profit, nonpartisan advocacy affiliate, the ACS Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN℠), health equity means that everyone has a fair and just opportunity to prevent, detect, treat, and survive cancer.

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Mission Moment




Our Impact

4 Years

For more than 10 decades, the American Cancer Society has been dedicated to pursuing better outcomes for every cancer, every life. Today, more people are surviving cancer than ever before, but there is still work to be done. Join us, support us, and help us end cancer as we know it, for everyone.

$ 6.9 B

towards cancer research

68 %
Survival Rate

increase in five-year survival rate for all cancers combined

50.8 M
Saving Lives

lives touched in 2022

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