Night of hope hosting a party at Houston Street Ballroom to promote cancer awareness


Dinner, drinks and door prizes make a party, one sponsored by the American Cancer Society from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. today at the Houston Street Ballroom.

The purpose for the first “Night of Hope” in Manhattan is to raise awareness about and money for the prevention and early detection of cancer.

“Night of Hope is a party with a purpose,” said volunteer Molly Myers in a press release.

“We have planned a jazzy evening of entertainment and fun, but our main goal is to keep cancer at the forefront of our minds and to raise funds to help those suffering from the disease.”

Wayne Goins, director of jazz studies, will be leading the KSU Jazz Combo as guests enjoy catering from Bockers II and partake in contests for a chance to win expensive prizes.

Tickets are $50 for individuals and $85 for couples. Each guest is expected to wear evening attire and will receive a commemorative glass with the event’s signature drink: a hurricane.

To purchase tickets and for more information about the event, call the American Cancer Society at 800-359-1025 or visit the event Web site at For cancer information any time, call toll free 800-ACS-2345 or visit