11th Annual Black & White Cancer Survivors’ Gala

Duke Energy Convention Center
525 Elm Street
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
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The 11th Annual Black & White Cancer Survivors’ Gala will take place Saturday, November 2 at the Duke Energy Convention Center.

The theme of this year’s celebration of life in the face of cancer is Life, Music and Motown and it’s expected to sell out at 1,500 cancer survivors and their supporters.

When the event started, it was an intimate celebration among a small group of friends who’d survived cancer but it’s grown steadily each year to become one of the defining parties for a cause in Cincinnati.

“We were lucky to learn we had cancer when it was still in the early stages,” says Mercy Health Physician Keith Melvin, MD, who co-founded the gala with his friend Bill Mabrey, renowned local DJ and event planner. “The goal of the Black and White Cancer Survivors Gala is to celebrate but also to drive awareness continued awareness of the importance of cancer screening.”

The event begins with a reception at 6 p.m. followed by dinner and dancing from 7 p.m. to midnight. 

Radio personalities Lincoln Ware and Faith Daniels serve as the evening’s MCs and Bill Mabrey shares co-hosting duties with Dr. Melvin. DJ Vader will get guests up and dancing through the midnight hour, when the balloon drop takes place.

Tickets are available online for $80 at https://www.blackandwhitecancersurvivorsfoundation.com/. Call 513-585-9500 for more information.