Physicians and other community members who have contributed to the fight against cancer will be honored with Spirit Awards at the American Cancer Society's (ACS) 10th Annual Hope Gala.

  The celebration and fundraiser is Aug. 28 at The Shops at Canal Place (333 Canal St.). The gala features live music from the Bucktown Allstars, live and silent auctions, and cuisine from New Orleans restaurants. The gala starts at 8 p.m.; tickets are $150 each. A patron party, where the awards will be announced, starts at 6:30 p.m. on the third level of Canal Place. Tickets are $300.

  Proceeds benefit the ACS's Patrick F. Taylor Hope Lodge, a facility that provides cancer patients with free lodging during their treatment.

  For more information or to purchase tickets to the gala, call 833-4024 or visit — Kandace Power Graves

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