Join the Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer Resource Foundation to celebrate life on Oct. 1–2 at the Flames of Hope: A Celebration of Life Weekend, and help them light the way to hope for anyone touched by breast cancer.
Passport to Survivorship Expo
The weekend begins with the free Passport to Survivorship Expo, on Saturday, Oct. 1, 9 a.m.–4 p.m., at the RI Convention Center. Start your journey to wellness at this FREE experiential event, featuring interactive exhibits, health screenings, vendors, giveaways and more. This event is open to the public and the first 500 people to arrive at Passport will receive a swag bag.
In addition, there is a special Meet & Greet Luncheon with keynote speaker Dr. Jennifer Arnold, cancer survivor and costar of reality television's "The Little Couple." Tickets can be purchased online at gloriagemma.org.
Celebration of Life Festival
At 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, the party moves outside to Station Park with the Celebration of Life Festival. This free event has lots to do and see, including family-fun activities, as well as food vendors, live music and dancing. Stay for the Illuminations of Life Ceremony at sundown (6:30 p.m.) on the State House steps. The Torch Procession, along with a performance by The State Ballet of Rhode Island, will be accompanied by the lighting of the State House in pink.
From 7–10 p.m., the Taste of Hope Pavilion features exquisite tasting stations, a diverse selection of wine, and a seasonal sampling of beers. Tickets are $35. The Pink Party, which runs from 7:30–11 p.m., will make you feel like a VIP as you enjoy food, drinks and fun! The regular ticket price is $50 and includes two drink tickets for either an alcoholic or nonalcoholic beverage, an open buffet, dessert and dancing. Both ticketed events help provide additional support to the Foundation.
Gloria Gemma Run-Walk Series
The weekend concludes with the Gloria Gemma Run-Walk Series at Station Park on Sunday, Oct. 2 at 10 a.m. This is the Foundation's largest fundraiser and helps support the free programs and support services the Foundation offers to people touched by cancer. The forecast is for a cool, sunny morning — perfect for a walk (or run) along the river as the 2022 Gloria Gemma 5K turns the streets of Providence pink!