MINNEAPOLIS - Hope. Celebration. Inspiration. These are not sentiments usually associated with cancer. But these are the words heard over and over again in the hallways and meeting rooms of Angel Foundation, the Twin Cities non-profit organization that has provided $3 million in emergency financial assistance to 18,000 adults with cancer in the Twin Cities since 2001.

On Saturday, Jan. 26, more than 600 supporters will gather at the Hilton Minneapolis for the 11th annual Angel Awards Gala to celebrate Angel Foundation's successes, honor its program participants and raise funds to provide continued assistance.

Actor James Denton will emcee the event, which begins at 5 p.m. with a VIP reception and includes a program, silent and live auction, dinner and after-party featuring popular Minnesota band GB Leighton. Band leader Brian Leighton, a cancer survivor, is donating and composing an original song for the event.

To order tickets, go to or call (612) 627-9000.

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