2018 Hope Gala

Our Seventh Annual Hope Gala will be held on September 29, 2018 at the Overland Park Convention Center.

We are excited to announce that we have secured larger space for our Silent Auction and After Party again this year, while our dinner will remain in the main ballroom. This will give us even more space to have a great time raising funds for awareness and precision-based research to shut down the activators of childhood cancers.

This will be an evening filled with fun and fundraising for awareness and research grants that work to find targeted therapies of childhood cancers.


Formal, but not black tie


5:15-5:45 VIP Party and Silent Auction

6:00- All Guests Welcome

6:30 Dining Room Doors Open

7:00-8:15 Dinner and Program

8:15-9:00 Live Auction

9:00-12:00 After Party featuring Dancing and Casino Games


We sell out every year so you will want to get your tickets early.

You can purchase individual or tickets for tables of 10 at:



Our emcees for the evening will be our Hope Heroes and Brecken, our resident Hope Hero Comedian, will be back by popular demand. If you missed him last year, here he is:

Brecken from David Moore on Vimeo.


Bagel crisp with Goat cheese
Homemade apricot cherry chutney
on a bed of butter lettuce drizzled with House Dijon vinaigrette

Main Entrée:

Seared Beef Medallions & Poulet Sauté A L’ail Frenched Chicken

Served with rosemary mashed potatoes

Lemon buerre Blanc sauce

And haricot vert & baby carrots


Alternating Desserts:

Panna Cotta (Gluten Free Dessert)

An Italian dessert of sweetened cream aromatized with vanilla.

Layered with collie juice as décor around the martini glass, topped with Chantilly cream and seasonal fruit strawberry and sprinkled with passionate fruit.


The Strawberry Shorty

Old fashioned strawberry shortcake layered on a honey biscuit

With sweet strawberries & fresh whipped cream


Vegetarian/Vegan Option

Risotto & Polenta

*GF /Dairy Free * Vegetarian *Vegan

Risotto (with no dairy) *vegetable broth*

Stack layered with roasted vegetables and grilled polenta

Accented with red pepper pesto and Genovese basil pesto



If you are interested in becoming a sponsor for our Hope Gala, please contact our President, Deliece Hofen at DelieceHofen@BradensHope.org.


Silent Auction donation inquiries can be directed to Andrea Bennett at AndreaBennett@BradensHope.Org


Live auction donation inquiries can be directed to Jenny Grindel at