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November 16, 2024
JW Marriott, Indianapolis
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The American Cancer Society’s Indianapolis Discovery Ball is a premier event that brings together corporate and community leaders with a passion to end cancer as we know it, for everyone. This gala has an attendance of 550 guests from corporations, businesses, foundations, donors, supporters, cancer survivors, caregivers and volunteers. The Indianapolis Discovery Ball starts with a cocktail reception and silent auction, followed by an inspiring dinner program with live auction, mission speaker and raise the paddle, concluding with an after party with a live band, dancing and refreshments. ​ Since 2009, the Indianapolis Discovery Ball has raised nearly $6 million to support the American Cancer Society’s mission to improve the lives of people with cancer and their families through advocacy, research, and patient support, to ensure everyone has an opportunity to prevent, detect, treat, and survive cancer.

Alison Melton

President, Roe Commercial

Rick Rhodes

Market Leader, Hylant

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LETTER FROM THE CO-CHAIRS The American Cancer Society’s Indianapolis Discovery Ball is a premier event that raises funds for the Society’s mission to improve the lives of people with cancer and their families through advocacy, research, and patient support, to ensure everyone has an opportunity to prevent, detect, treat, and survive cancer. ​ We invite you to support our efforts to end cancer as we know it, for everyone, by joining us on November 16, 2024 for the Indianapolis Discovery Ball. It is a beautiful evening bringing together business and community leaders to this event. ​ In 2023, the Indianapolis Discovery Ball raised a little more than $585,000 to help the American Cancer Society continue to fund life-saving research as well as free programs and services for cancer patients and their families in the Indianapolis metro area and across the nation. We know with your participation, we can help end cancer as we know it, for everyone. ​ Thank you for your support!

Our Mission

Mission Funding: Patient Support and Transport

The American Cancer Society provides information and resources to help patients and their loved ones manage through cancer treatment and recovery, and to help with the emotional support they need. They also work to remove barriers that stand between the patient and lifesaving treatment. For many patients with cancer, transportation challenges can create barriers to receive the treatment they need. Many people need daily or weekly treatment, often for several months. Family and friends may help, but they may not always have the time or resources to provide every ride. The American Cancer Society is proud to provide transportation assistance to those in need, by giving free rides to cancer-related medical appointments.

In 2022 alone, the American Cancer Society provided more than 323,000 rides to more than 35,000 patients in need through transportation programs.

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Our Impact

15 Years
OF WINS
AGAINST CANCER

For more than 10 decades, the American Cancer Society has been dedicated to pursuing better outcomes for every cancer, every life. Today, more people are surviving cancer than ever before, but there is still work to be done. Join us, support us, and help us end cancer as we know it, for everyone.

$ 6.9 B
Research

towards cancer research

68 %
Survival Rate

increase in five-year survival rate for all cancers combined

50.8 M
Saving Lives

lives touched in 2022

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