Thursday, October 18, 2018

SLS Hotel, Beverly Hills

6:30PM - Reception/Silent Auction

7:45PM - Dinner/Program



COVID-19 continues to rapidly spread across the country and cancer patients are more vulnerable than ever, facing unique clinical, social, and financial disadvantages.


During this challenging time, cancer patients and caregivers look to the American Cancer Society as a trusted partner. It is essential to deliver targeted, local emergency response to meet their specific needs.


Typically signature events like Magic of Hope bring together Los Angeles' most generous individuals and corporations. 


While we can no longer gather in person, we ask you to continue to support the American Cancer Society's lifesaving mission by donating today. 


With much gratitude,


Matt & Aliana Segal

Event Chairs


Due to COVID-19, the American Cancer Society is experiencing a significant budget deficit.


Yet every day, more people are diagnosed with cancer, and patient needs continue to grow. Your support helps to provide the resources necessary to support cancer patients and communities during this critical time.

Donors who make an investment of $5,000 or more will be acknowledged on an American Cancer Society website.

In a recent survey administered to thousands of cancer patients and survivors, 87% reported negative impacts on their care due to COVID-19.


Unfortunately, the situation is getting worse, not better, for cancer patients during this pandemic.

The American Cancer Society is attacking cancer from every angle.

We promote healthy lifestyles to help you prevent cancer. We research cancer and its causes to find more answers and better treatments. We fight for life-saving policy changes. We provide everything from emotional support to the latest cancer information for those who have been touched by cancer.


And we do it all 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Today, almost 1,700 people in the United States will die of cancer. That adds up to more than 600,000 Americans dying of cancer this year alone. That’s why, with our 1.5 million volunteers, we are taking action.


We are activists. Contributed to a 31% drop in cancer death rates since 1991 in the U.S.​ ACS CAN saw success this past year with the passing of the Henrietta Lacks Enhancing Research Act.

  • 12 Million individuals lost their employer sponsored insurance in 2020 - disproportionately Black and Hispanic people. We are fighting to pass a Relief Bill expanding access to healthcare coverage.

We serve communities. Increasing equitable access to care and reducing health disparities is an ongoing priority. More than 1 Million screenings have been provided in underserved communities, and we will continue to expand screening capacities.

We are a leader in transformational cancer breakthroughs. As the largest private, not-for-profit funder of cancer research, we have invested more than $5 billion since 1946.

  • $17M invested in Los Angeles for research in 2020 alone.

We provide direction. We are the #1 trusted source for cancer information with over 100 million visits to cancer.org annually. We offer a live hotline to provide answers and support 24/7 which receives more than 1.3 million calls annually.

  • 277 partnerships with California health systems to increase cancer screenings and HPV vaccination rates.




2020 Donors

Thank you to our generous donors for investing in the American Cancer Society.

Together, we raised more than $500,000 to support our mission to

Save Lives, Celebrate Lives and Lead the Fight for a World Without Cancer. 

Blake and Karina Mirkin

Lee & Mickey Segal

Scott & Nancy Beiser

Todd Phillips

Higginbotham Community Fund



Lisa & Bradley Mindlin /

Sydney Holland

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Due to COVID-19 related screening postponements and interruptions in care, it is estimated that 10,000 preventable cancer deaths will occur within the next decade.

Despite this statistic, we continue the fight to eradicate cancer and reduce mortality rates by 40% before 2035.


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We are focused on four main areas during the pandemic -Information, Screening, Telemedicine, and Support


The American Cancer Society is researching ways to understand COVID-19's impact on cancer patients with a symptom tracker application.


Data from the app will be utilized to understand the impact of COVID-19 on cancer survivors and the general population, help the Nurse's Health Study, and supplement Cancer Society Prevention Study-3 data to study the longer-term health effects of COVID-19 in cancer survivors.

Our services have transitioned by converting Hope Lodges to house front line health care workers, dedicating 24/7 helplines for answers and support, integrating Telemedicine and investing in video chat capabilities, and working fast to provide much-needed fact-based information to assist caregivers and cancer patients.


Thank you for your investment in the American Cancer Society.


Katie Moe
Senior Development Manager, 




(415) 871-8190


American Cancer Society
100 Corporate Pointe, Suite 350
Culver City, CA  90230





Questions? Contact Katie Moe (415) 871-8190

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