New York


New York, NY - Taste of Hope - 2019 Location and Date TBA

  • Taste of Hope is the American Cancer Society’s signature culinary, wine and spirits event featuring some of New York’s most popular restaurants and beverage vendors. The event has honored notable chefs including Chef Todd English, Chef Marc Murphy and Chef Elizabeth Falkner. Guests comprised of influential young professionals enjoy a walk-around tasting where they can sample signature dishes, premier wines and inventive cocktails.

  • ACS Staff Contact: Mary Kay Wright,

New York, NY - DreamBall After Dark, 2019 Location and Date TBA

  • DreamBall After Dark is the after party immediately following the DreamBall Gala – a celebration in support of Look Good Feel Better®, a collaboration of the Personal Care Products Council Foundation, the American Cancer Society and the Professional Beauty Association. DreamBall After Dark, hosted by the DreamBall After Dark Committee, engages the next generation of philanthropic leaders within and beyond the beauty, fashion, media industries and beyond.

  • ACS Staff Contact: Chloe Lipman,, Robin Flay,

New York, NY - Financial Services Cares Gala, Hilton Midtown, June 13, 2019

  • The Financial Services Cares Gala celebrates the financial services industry’s commitment to the fight against cancer. Originated to pay tribute to the late Eugene D. O’Kelly, former CEO of KPMG, the event brings together powerhouse financial institutions for a night of networking, entertainment and an exciting live auction. Entering its 14 th year, the Gala has raised over $19 million since its inception, donating a portion of the proceeds to Hope & Heroes at Columbia University Medical Center in New York City to assist with its cutting edge programs and research.  The Associate Committee participates on the event by spearheading the silent auction, which last year raised more than $100K.

  • ACS Staff Contact: Porsche Landon,

Rochester, NY - Five Eat Five, Village Gate, 2019 Date TBD

  • We are starting a new event with our Associate Board called Five Eat Five. The event is an upscale cocktail hour featuring different food samplings from area restaurants, as well as a craft cocktail competition. Five Eat Five is on Friday, November 9th, 2018 in the 2nd floor of Village Gate here in Rochester.

  • ACS Staff Contact: Lauren Bevacqua,

Saratoga Springs, NY - The Red, White, and Blue Party, Saratoga National Golf Course, June 29, 2019

  • The American Cancer Society will be celebrating the Red, White & Blue Party with a gourmet BBQ under the tent at Saratoga National Golf Club. Festivities will include live grilling, music, yard games and a silent auction. The event features the Hero of Hope Award given to an individual who serves our country or community, and has been impacted by cancer.

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  • ACS Staff Contact: Elizabeth Hunter,


New York, NY - Manhattan Junior Board

  • ACS Staff Contact: Dayami Gomez,

Rochester, NY - Associate Board of Ambassadors Rochester

  • ACS Staff Contact: Lauren Bevacqua,




The American Cancer Society is excited to be gettin' down and dirty with Rugged Maniac! Rugged Maniac is a 3.1-mile obstacle course full of thrills and excitement. There are 30 nationwide Rugged Maniac events per year, and now you can fundraise for the American Cancer Society when you sign up. This is a great opportunity to connect with fellow ACS Young Professionals while having fun and supporting our favorite cause.