Russell and Ann Gerdin American Cancer Society Hope Lodge
Dancing for the Stars Gala
Saturday, November 19, 2011
Welcome to the web site of the fourth annual Russell and Ann Gerdin American Cancer Society Hope Lodge Dancing for the Stars Gala. Thank you for visiting us. We hope you’re planning to attend this year’s event on Saturday, November 19, 2011 at the Coralville Marriott Hotel. We believe that this year will be the best yet!
Choosing to attend the Gala is a great way for you to help support the Russell and Ann Gerdin American Cancer Society Hope Lodge, and provide comfort and support to the patients and their caregivers who stay at the Hope Lodge during their cancer treatment in Iowa City.
We both have had very personal experiences with cancer and are familiar with the emotional and physical toll that cancer can take on a person and their loved ones. To have a comfortable and free place to stay erases what could potentially be a huge financial burden, adding stress to a very challenging time in their life. Our hope is that patients and their caregivers find the Russell and Ann Gerdin American Cancer Society Hope Lodge a comforting place to stay, as well as a place where they can bond with others who are experiencing similar circumstances.
So please, join us for a wonderful evening of dancing, dining, live auction, as well as raffle and silent auction fun, featuring some really great prizes. We’re looking forward to seeing you there!
Lesly Huffman and Kerstin VanGilder
2011 Hope Lodge Gala Co-Chairs