HU Proton Therapy Institute To Host Sold-Out Gala Of Hope

WHAT: Gala of Hope
WHEN: Fri., Oct. 28, 6:30pm
WHERE: Hampton Roads Convention Center
1610 Coliseum Drive
Hampton, VA 23666

Hampton, Va. – The Hampton University Proton Therapy Institute (HUPTI) will host its inaugural fundraising gala, The Gala of Hope, on Friday, October 28, 2011, at the Hampton Roads Convention Center in Hampton, Va. Doors open at 6:30pm. This event is sold out.

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 Hopewill 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 the legendary 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, live and silent auctions, dancing and entertainment.

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 one to nine weeks.

For additional information and media credentials, please contact Sarita L. Scott at 757.927.7232 or sarita.scott@hamptonproton.org.