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Barry Taniguchi in memoriam with the Beacon of Hope Award at the 8th Annual Hope Gala: Midnight in Monte Carlo on Friday, November 6, 2020, in Support of Hope Lodge Hawai’i

With an abundance of caution in keeping our patients, volunteers, donors and staff healthy, the American Cancer Society has rescheduled the 8th annual Hope Gala Honolulu to take place as a virtual online auction event culminating on Friday, November 6.  The online auction will be open for bids starting on Friday, Oct. 30 at 8 am and will close on Friday, November 6 at 8pm. (2020 Hope Gala Honolulu)

This year’s theme is Midnight in Monte Carlo, with the ambiance of an evening in Monte Carlo, in the Principality of Monaco in the South of France, known for its luxurious Casino Monte Carlo.  The event will feature a video tribute to Barry Taniguchi, Beacon of Hope honoree in memoriam, a virtual tour of Hope Lodge Honolulu and the critical role it plays in helping cancer patients access life-giving care, video testimonials of Hope Lodge patients, and the opportunity to bid on unique items during the Live and Premier Auctions. 

The Beacon of Hope Award will be presented in memoriam to Barry Taniguchi, chairman of the board and   CEO of KTA Super Stores, as a special recognition of his leadership in the community and support for American Cancer Society and Hope Lodge Hawaii. The Beacon of Hope Award was established in 2015 to recognize an entity or individual in our community who provides significant contributions to end the fight against cancer in Hawaii. These advocates demonstrate outstanding commitment to the mission of American Cancer Society in the areas of patient care, advocacy, access to care and/or health disparities.

100% of the proceeds from this gala will benefit the Clarence T.C. Ching Hope Lodge Honolulu operations, which since opening November 2016, has provided over 900 patients with free lodging in Honolulu while receiving life-saving treatment.  The gala’s Monaco Grand Prix Presenting Sponsor is Hawaiian Electric, with Le Grand Casino sponsorships from The Queen’s Health Systems and City Mill Company, Ltd.

For more information on the event, visit  For sponsorship’s, or to make a donation, please contact Cheryl LeBeau at (808) 432-9153, or via email at  OR Elisabeth Case at (808) 432-9137, or via email at

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