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CANCELED: A Night of Hope Under the Stars Gala

Dr. Benita Zahn
LeGrande Serras
DJ Nick
When: Friday, Nov 20, 2020 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Cost: $120-$160

Editor's Note (8/24/2020): Due to COVID-19, this event has (unfortunately) been Indefinitely Cancelled.

The Mother Teresa Cancer Awareness Fund announces their Annual “Night of Hope Under the Stars” Gala on Friday, November 20, 2020, 7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. at Longfellows Hotel and Restaurant, 500 Union Avenue, Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

The Mother Teresa Cancer Awareness Fund was founded in 2017 (by Terra Maddalone-Ristau and her parents, Joyce and Hank Maddalone) when funds were donated via GoFundMe for Joyce to assist her with expenses related to her cancer treatment. After much discussion, it was agreed upon that Joyce would utilize some of the funds for her out of pocket expenses and the rest would be donated to other cancer patients in the community who were facing hardship due to their treatment.

The night will be full of Fun and Surprises as your Special Host for the Evening, Dr. Benita Zahn (Co-Anchor of NewsChannel 13 Live at 4 and Live at 6 and health reporter) guides you through the festivities of music and dancing with award winning, Capital District Maddalone Entertainment's DJ Nick. There will also be a Live Auction with Guest Auctioneer, LeGrande Serras who will employ his special gift for communication (and some shameless prodding) to get you to raise your paddle in effort to win items up for bid. The evening will consist of Hearty Appetizer Stations, a Mystery Gift Room & Wine Pull, Silly Snaps Mirror Wall Photo Booth, We Do Fondue Chocolate Fountains, Scavenger Hunt, Silent Auction, Bourbon Tasting with Top Shelf Wine and Spirits plus an exciting demo and performance by S'Daga Sun Tribe

Joyce continues her battle with cancer while Hank lost his fight to liver cancer in the Spring of 2019. Yet, the spirit of giving continues through The Mother Teresa Cancer Awareness Fund as it was confirmed the morning of Hank's passing when three patients sent in applications for assistance. Terra knew that was her father's way of saying, "Carry on the legacy of helping others."

Ticket Information: General Admission $120 (Cash Bar) VIP $160 (Open Bar & Special Drawing)

To Order Tickets visit Eventbrite or the Mother Teresa Cancer Awareness Fund website (Events/Fundraisers)
For information regarding the contents of this news release, make a donation or participate in the event as a Volunteer, contact Terra Maddalone-Ristau at 518-429-9097 or

The Mother Teresa Cancer Awareness Fund is a 501c3 Non-profit Organization that assists those with cancer in the Capital District, N.Y. with their out of pocket expenses due to treatment.                                      

Proceeds to benefit The Mother Teresa Cancer Awareness Fund

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