The American Cancer Society (ACS) will host the inaugural Gala of Hope: Lighting the Way fundraiser on Saturday, Sept. 19 from 7-11 p.m. at the Celebration! Event and Conference Center, located at 6425 Lee Highway. The evening will feature live and silent auctions, live entertainment, and more. Funds raised will help the ACS fight cancer. To purchase tickets, call (423) 855-2778 or visit gala.acsevents.org/hopegalatn.org. Members of the Gala of Hope: Lighting the Way committee include (L-R): Melinda Craft (ACS staff), Joel Henderson, Jenny McFarland, Lynda Hood (chair), Beverly Lee (co-chair), Sheryl Dodson, Donna Morrison, Angela Ballard, and Laura Brown (ACS staff). Not pictured: Clint Barfield, Carolyn Dodd, Tiffany Holland, Kendra Lee, Patricia LeGere, Kara Lemons, Carolyn Paskert, Anna Pitts, Kelly Reece, Darlene Smith, and Dr. Laura Witherspoon.