To Our Friends and Supporters...
It is hard to believe that it has been almost one year since we were smiling, dancing and celebrating at Tides of Change Gala 2019. We are so sad that due to the COVD-19 pandemic, we have made the difficult decision to cancel this year’s 12th Annual Gala, which was to be held on November 12th, 2020. We look forward to greeting you in person next year on November 11th, 2021.
The American Cancer Society is the largest, private, nonprofit funder of cancer research in the United States. For the first time since 1946 - when our research program began - the American Cancer Society’s research budget is in danger. We need support. Our cancer support community is in jeopardy. Research must continue, even if galas and in-person events cannot. Cancer has not stopped, and neither will we.
Your American Cancer Society is still at work, even while struggling. We repurposed our Hope Lodges to provide respite for frontline health care workers. We continue to respond to the needs of cancer patients and caregivers via our 24/7 helpline and live chat on cancer.org, and we have committed ourselves to becoming a source of reliable fact-based information on the coronavirus as it relates to cancer.
Our theme for this year was supposed to be “A Night Under the Stars: Believe Beyond Boundaries.” We had no idea this would be our path. We hope to have a better story to tell when we come together in November of 2021. In 2019, supporters like you came together and helped us achieve our fundraising goal by raising over $119,000. Every dollar donated has helped cancer patients, caregivers and researchers in a tremendous way.
For now, we ask that you please continue to support our mission by donating in the following ways:
Credit Card: Please visit our “donate” page to make a mission-based donation in support of the American Cancer Society's programs and services.
Check: If you would prefer to make a donation by check, please send your donation made out to the American Cancer Society to the following address:
American Cancer Society / Carolyn Lanza Tides of Change (J7UUYE)
2310 Route 34 Suite 1D
Manasquan, NJ 08736
You can also follow Tides of Change Gala on Facebook for additional information.
We cannot stress enough how excited we will be to be together in November 2021. Thank you so much for your continued support, as we need it now more than ever. Cancer has not stopped, and neither will we.
The Tides of Change Gala Committee
For more than 100 years, The American Cancer Society has been leading the fight to end cancer. With your support, we have helped usher in an era where more people survive cancer than ever before. By translating our research findings into action, we've seen a 20% decline in US cancer death rates since the early 1990s.
Tides of Change Gala
2310 Route 34, Suite 1D
Manasquan, NJ 08736