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  • What is the attire for the event?
    The event attire is black tie: tuxedos and ball gowns.
  • Is there a Room Block at the Hilton Chicago?
    Yes, please use the link below to book a room in our block.
  • What is the schedule for events?
    5:00pm - 5:30pm VIP Reception 5:30pm - 6:45pm Craft cocktails, festive hors d'oeuvres 7:00pm - 9:30pm Black-tie dinner, program, and live auction 9:30pm - 12:30am Late-night party featuring performances to be announced
  • Can I use cash for purchases on the night of the event?
    No, we do not accept cash at Discovery Ball. Only credit cards and checks will be accepted.
  • How can I bid on silent auction items at the event?
    Mobile bidding on cell phones will be used at Discovery Ball. Please be sure to bring your fully-charged cell phone with you.
  • Can I make a Discovery Ball donation?
    Yes, donations are being accepted using the DONATE link at the top of the website. We do not accept cash or for Discovery Ball donations. Only credit cards and checks are accepted.
  • Will I receive a tax reciept for my tax records?
    If you mail in your donation, the American Cancer Society will send you a receipt for your tax records, approximately six weeks after payment is received. If you make a donation online using your credit card, you will be directed to a confirmation page that can be printed for your tax records. In addition, an email will be sent to you that includes a receipt that can be printed for your records.
  • How will my donation be used?
    Discovery Ball donations will support the mission of the American Cancer Society as it works to free the world from cancer by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer through research, education, advocacy and service. The American Cancer Society is the largest private funder of cancer research in the United States, with more than $4.8 billion invested in the search for new cures. Research funded by the Society has laid the groundwork for virtually every major breakthrough in cancer prevention, detection and treatment seen in the last seven decades. When we began, only a quarter of all cancer patients achieved 5-year survival. Today, more than 2 in 3 will reach this milestone. Through the years, 50 scientists funded by the Society have earned the Nobel Prize for their findings.

Still have questions? Please send an inquiry using the form on our CONTACT US page.

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