EDWARDSVILLE — Local cancer research advocate Allison’s Hope has exciting plans in the works.
To date, the organization has raised more than $1 million, funding some of the top cancer research in the world taking place at Mary Crowley Cancer Research Center. For the past 20 years, the center has conducted ground-breaking research. They have developed personalized, innovative clinical trials, using the newest investigational therapies that target the molecular pathways that affect cancer growth. The center has given hope to families locally and worldwide.
While Allison’s Hope remains vigilant in the fight for cancer research, recently they have been inspired to set their sights on those locally affected by the burdens of cancer.
“Our community has seen children, parents and grandparents fighting to keep their homes and food on the table while fighting for their lives,” said Adam Celuch, Allison’s HOPE marketing director.
Recently, Allison’s Hope developed a Community Outreach Program. As part of the program, a portion of the proceeds raised by Allison’s Hope will go to support families in their time of need through Edwardsville Neighbors in Need and Hospice of Southern Illinois.
“We have been very impressed with these organizations and what they have done in our community,” Celuch said. “We wanted to be able to support them in any way we could.”
The organization will donate directly to families affected by the devastation of fighting cancer through Edwardsville Neighbors in Need and Hospice of Southern Illinois. Hospice of Southern Illinois provides much-needed care and symptom management for individuals in the final stages of cancer.
They will host their 12th annual dinner benefit Saturday, Nov. 12, at the LeClaire Room in Edwardsville. This year’s Black Tie and Blue Jean affair will feature classic rock ‘n’ roll from the Robert Perry Band and the Original Mojos, cocktails, raffle and a live auction.
For information, visit AllisonsHOPE.com. Those interested in becoming a sponsor for this year’s dinner benefit or who would like to purchase tickets to attend can visit AllisonsHOPEGala.com. Tickets and partnerships are available.