HU Proton Therapy Institute To Host Fundraising Gala

Hampton, Va. – The Hampton University Proton Therapy Institute (HUPTI) will host its inaugural fundraising gala, The Gala of Hope, on Friday, October 28, at 7pm at the Hampton Roads Convention Center in Hampton, Va. This event is open to the public.

HUPTI’s goal is to continue to have an impact on the fight against cancer with this fun-filled, elegant event, designed to help our community fight cancer, the second leading cause of disease-related death among Americans. The Gala of Hope will aid in HUPTI’s efforts to assist with patient services and cancer research.

Dr. William H. “Bill” Cosby, Jr., one of the most notable and celebrated entertainers of our time, will serve as the master of ceremonies.

Entertainment will be provided by R&B group, “The Whispers,” known for hits like, “And The Beat Goes On,” “Rock Steady” and “Just Gets Better With Time.”

The Gala will feature themed food stations, a unique silent auction, dancing and entertainment. Tickets are $250 for individuals or $450 for couples. Tables of ten and sponsorships are also available.

For sponsorship information or to include an item in the silent auction, please contact Joy Jefferson at 757.727.5743. All funds raised will directly support patient services and cancer research.

HUPTI is the eighth proton facility in the U.S. and the largest of its kind in the world. At full operation, HUPTI is expected to treat approximately 2,000 patients per year with prostate, breast, brain, lung, head and neck, pediatric and other cancers. The actual treatment of protons lasts a mere minute. Patients are treated five days a week, from five to ten weeks.

Online registration is available. For additional information, please contact Sarita L. Scott at 757.251.6814 or