2016 Hope Ball
The 2016 Hope Ball will be the 18th Hope Ball held in Greenville since its inception in 1984. This event is the the premiere fundraising event for the Cancer Society of Greenville County. The Ball will be held on April 29, 2016 at the Hyatt Regency. The Hope Ball, which is held every 2 years, is an elegant black tie dinner and dance. Attendance is approximately 500 people. Our goal for 2016 is to raise $500,000+ with the proceeds going directly to offer hope, help and healing to local cancer patients.
WHO BENEFITS & HOW?
In 2014, the Cancer Society provided 25,776 direct services to 3,106 cancer patients and their families. Over 1,732 individual and group counseling services touched the lives of not only patients, but also their family members and the bereaved in the community. In addition, 78,722 cancer awareness and prevention programs/materials were provided to the general public.
Cancer makes people vulnerable on many levels. While attacking the body it can drain financial resources, strain caregivers and overwhelm families. For the past 50 years the Cancer Society of Greenville County has provided families from all walks of life with hope, support, financial assistance, counseling services and up-to-date cancer information. Cancer prevention and awareness programs have also been provided to the general population. In 2014 the agency’s budget was approximately $670,000 and is totally dependent on local donations. All funding comes from the Greenville community and all funding remains in Greenville.
Services are offered free of charge to local cancer patients and their family members. Areas of service include: cancer medications, prostheses, medical supplies, nutritional and disposable products, home health equipment, transportation assistance, education, support groups and individual counseling, as well as meeting many emergency needs.