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CancerCare® to Host 35th Annual Festival of Hope Gala on May 17, 2023

CancerCare®, the leading national nonprofit organization providing free, professional support services to anyone affected by cancer, is thrilled to announce the 35th Annual Festival of Hope Gala will be held on Wednesday, May 17, 2023, at the Park Savoy, in Florham Park, New Jersey.

This annual event is an important opportunity to honor individuals and organizations that have made substantial contributions to improving the lives of people affected by cancer through their partnerships with CancerCare. “We are excited to celebrate the courage and resilience of our community and continue our mission of providing help and hope to those affected by cancer,” said Kathy Nugent, LCSW, CancerCare's Senior Director of Regional Programs.

This year, CancerCare is excited to announce that the recipient of the 2023 Corporate Achievement Award is Daiichi Sankyo, a global pharmaceutical company dedicated to developing novel therapies and educational resources for people with cancer, as well as other diseases with high unmet medical needs.

Accepting the Corporate Achievement Award on behalf of Daiichi Sankyo, Gissoo DeCotiis, Global Head of Advocacy & Strategic Relations, said: “We are honored to be recognized by CancerCare for our commitment to ensuring all people affected by cancer have the information and support they need throughout their cancer journey. We value our partnership with CancerCare because of our shared mission to provide professional support services and practical educational information to help all people manage the emotional, financial, familial and personal challenges posed by cancer.”

CancerCare would like to thank all of its sponsors for this event, including Presenting Sponsor Daiichi Sankyo, Benefactor Merck and Patron Sponsor Eisai. Contributor Sponsors include Bristol Myers Squibb, Deloitte, GlaxoSmithKline, Janssen Oncology, Doron Krakow & the Krakow family, the Morrone family, Pfizer and PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Learn more about the 2023 Festival of Hope Gala here

About CancerCare®
Founded in 1944, CancerCare is the leading national organization providing free, professional support services and information to help people manage the emotional, practical and financial challenges of cancer. Our comprehensive services include resource navigation, counseling and support groups over the phone, online and in-person, educational workshops, publications and financial and co-payment assistance. All CancerCare services are provided by master’s-prepared oncology social workers and world-leading cancer experts. To learn more, visit our website or call 800-813-HOPE (4673).

About Daiichi Sankyo
Daiichi Sankyo is dedicated to creating new modalities and innovative medicines by leveraging our world-class science and technology for our purpose “to contribute to the enrichment of quality of life around the world.” Daiichi Sankyo is focused on developing essential medicine for longer, better lives. Every day, we strive to put our skills at the service of those most in need. With more than 120 years of scientific expertise and a presence in more than 20 countries, Daiichi Sankyo and its 16,000 employees around the world draw upon a rich legacy of innovation to realize our 2030 Vision to become an “Innovative Global Healthcare Company Contributing to the Sustainable Development of Society.” For more information, please visit

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