2016 CFCU Candle of Hope Game Changing Gala Raffle

Join ACS, CFCU, Coaches, and Community Members in the fight against cancer. Simply click 'Make a Donation' to purchase your raffle tickets today.

Thank you all so much for your support! While we are still accepting your generous donations, any donation made after 4PM ET on Saturday, April 9, 2016 will not be entered into the raffle


Join the American Cancer Society in remembering the lives of those lost to cancer and celebrating the lives of cancer survivors.

Please consider purchasing a CFCU Candle of Hope in memory or celebration of someone special. The candle will be lit at the Community & Coaches vs. Cancer Game-Changing Gala on April 9, 2016 (need not be present to win).


The candle represents the lives of those lost to cancer and celebrating the lives of cancer survivors. With the purchase of a CFCU Candle of Hope, you will directly support the American Cancer Society. The American Cancer Society saves lives by funding groundbreaking cancer research, supporting education and prevention efforts, providing free information and critical services for people with cancer who need them, and fighting back through public policy efforts.


Candles of Hope

When you purchase a CFCU Candle of Hope ($50), you will be entered into a drawing for prizes with amazing values listed below.

1 Candle of Hope

6 Candles of Hope

2 Candles of Hope

7 Candles of Hope

3 Candles of Hope

8 Candles of Hope

4 Candles of Hope

9 Candles of Hope

5 Candles of Hope

10 Candles of Hope


Prizes Available


Cornell Hockey VIP ($700 value)
Package includes $100 gift certificate to Taverna Banfi, four VIP tickets to a Cornell Hockey Game, and an autographed jersey.


Escape to Skaneateles ($700 value) Enjoy the weekend at the award-winning Mirbeau Inn & Spa. Gift Certificates can be used towards room accommodations, dining room, wine bar, or spa treatments.


Pittsburgh Getaway ($800 value) 
A two-night stay at the Courtyard Pittsburgh North, with two club box seats to a Pittsburgh Pirates baseball game (date TBD).

Feeling Fine in 2016 ($1,200 value)
A one-year membership to Island Health and Fitness which will help you get in shape in no time. Includes gift package from Rasa Spa.


Magical Marco Island Getaway ($800 value) Enjoy a two-night stay at the deluxe Hilton Marco Island Beach Resort and Spa (Sponsored by J. Dougherty, Cornell '72)



Springtime in NYC ($1,200 value)
This great package includes overnight accommodations for two at a Premier hotel, two tickets to a NY Mets baseball game (date TBD), dinner for two, and round-trip transportation for two on Cornell's Campus to Campus express service coach.


Leave Your Heart in San Francisco ($1,400)
This package for two includes a two-night stay at the Handley Union Square Hotel in San Francisco and two tickets to a San Francisco Giants baseball game.


Weekend in Washington ($1,000 value)
Enjoy a two-night weekend stay at the historic and elegant Marriott Wardman Park Hotel. Includes buffet breakfast.

FORE! ($2,000 value)
Win an opportunity for a foursome to play in the Ben Mintz/CFA Golf Outing (July 29-30). In addition to 18 holes of golf, your group will receive golf passes with a lesson, invitations to the Friday night welcome party, and Saturday night dinner.



And the grand prize...

Discover Paradise for One Week at the Flamingo Beach Resort in St Maarten
Package includes a one week stay at the blue water and white sand beaches of the Flamingo Beach Resort, St Maarten, Netherland Antilles for 2 adults. Stay from January 29-February 5, 2017 (dates are firm and cannot be changed, must be 21 years or older to win).


We also want to thank our very generous sponsor, CFCU for making this event possible! 

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About the Organization

American Cancer Society’s Community & Coaches vs. Cancer

A group of passionate supporters in the Ithaca area joining the American Cancer Society in remembering the lives of those lost to cancer and celebrating the lives of cancer survivors.