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General Questions

What is the attire for the event?
Our dress code, casual cocktail, allows for a bit of creativity in your interpretation! We encourage your attire to be fun and expressive; something that you feel comfortable and confident in. Many of our guests come straight from work, while others change into festive attire.

What is the schedule of events?
Event doors open at 6:00PM with access to the event activities including chef tasting stations, silent auction, raffle, music, photo opps and more. We will have a brief program at 8:00PM which will include our live auction. At 8:30PM the silent auction and raffle will close, and winners will be announced. Fund the Mission will begin at 9:30PM followed by closing remarks and luminary path.

I purchased tickets online. When will I receive my tickets?

All guests should be pre-registered prior to the event. Guests will not need a hard copy ticket and will just list their name at registration. Please submit your guest list to Susan Brogger at by October 27.

Can I use cash for purchases on the night of the event?
No, we do not accept cash at Taste of Hope. Only credit cards and checks will be accepted.

How can I bid on silent auction items at the event?
Mobile bidding on cell phones will be used at Taste of Hope. To register for mobile bidding, text tasteofhopewmi to 76278. Please be sure to bring your fully charged cell phone with you.


Can I make a Taste of Hope donation?
Yes, donations are being accepted using the DONATE link at the top of the website. We do not accept cash for Taste of Hope donations. Only credit cards and checks are accepted.


Will I receive a tax receipt for my donation?
If you mail in your donation, the American Cancer Society will send you a receipt for your tax records, approximately six weeks after payment is received. If you make a donation online using your credit card, you will be directed to a confirmation page that can be printed for your tax records. In addition, an email will be sent to you that includes a receipt that can be printed for your records.


How will my donation be used?
Taste of Hope donations will support the mission of the American Cancer Society as it works to free the world from cancer by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer through research, education, advocacy and service.


The American Cancer Society is the largest private funder of cancer research in the United States, with more than $4.8 billion invested in the search for new cures. Research funded by the Society has laid the groundwork for virtually every major breakthrough in cancer prevention, detection and treatment seen in the last seven decades. When we began, only a quarter of all cancer patients achieved 5-year survival. Today, more than 2 in 3 will reach this milestone. Through the years, 47 scientists funded by the Society have earned the Nobel Prize for their findings.


Still have questions? Please email Susan Brogger at

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