An Enchanted Evening of Hope Boosts American Cancer Society 2

The American Cancer Society hosts an Enchanted Evening of Hope, Saturday, August 5, at Eden Gardens in Moorpark to celebrate life, honor cancer survivors and recognize caregivers and doctors that serve and improve the lives of those battling cancer.

With some 1,459,000+ Californians alive today that have a history of cancer and an estimated 3,695 cases of new cancer predicted each year in Ventura County alone, the community benefits from the American Cancer Society’s programs and services. Aimed to ease the burden of cancer in the community by providing free resources and services 24 hours a day (by calling 800.227.2345), the American Cancer Society’s programs are funded by individuals, companies that care and the community at large. As the ACS does not receive government funding, fundraising events like the Enchanted Evening of Hope are especially important for raising funds that help the American Cancer Society continue its mission to save lives through research, advocacy and education and help support individuals with cancer in various ways.

The evening features fine foods, premium wines, live entertainment, dancing, a spectacular live and silent auction and recognition of community honorees. Comprised of 22 outstanding Ventura County community volunteers, the event committee thanks the many local businesses, individuals and organizations sponsoring this event and looks forward to the Ventura County community coming together to make a difference in the lives of cancer patients.

Event honorees include Distinguished Cancer Patient Kelly Gaines and Caregiver Honorees Darin and Emma Gaines and Distinguished Medical Honorees Dr. Francisco Bracho, pediatric hematologist
-oncologist, and Dr. David Chi, surgical oncologist.

Sheriff Geoff Dean emcees the event, and Kathy Long serves as the Ventura County Auctioneer.

The event takes place Saturday, August 5, at Eden Gardens, 3900 Brennan Road, in Moorpark.

For more information, contact Pam Brady (805.644.4237 or 805.217.9869) or visit