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11th Anniversary Joan Hisaoka Gala

An Evening to Remember

11th Annual Joan Hisaoka "Make A Difference" Gala
Saturday, September 15, 2018
The Omni Shoreham Washington, D.C.

Event Name, Date & Location:

11th Annual Joan Hisaoka "Make A Difference" Gala

Saturday, September 15, 2018

The Omni Shoreham, Washington, D.C.

Event Format:

5:30 – 6:30 p.m. VIP Reception

6:00 p.m. – General Reception and Silent Auction

7:30 p.m. – Program, Dinner and Live Auction

10:00 – 11:30 p.m. After Party


Black Tie

Sponsorship Levels:
Presenting Sponsors $100,000 Benefactors $10,000
Diamond Sponsors $75,000 Friends $8,000
Platinum Sponsors $50,000 Donors $5,000
Gold Sponsors $25,000 Contributors $3,000
Silver Sponsors $15,000 Supporters $1,700
Individual Tickets:


About Joan Hisaoka:

Joan Hisaoka was a remarkable woman who was 48 years old when she lost her battle with cancer on May 14, 2008. During her lifetime, Joan received numerous awards for both her community involvement and her work as the founder of Hisaoka Public Relations, which represented many top metro-area hospitality, tourism and retail clients. Included in the honors Joan received were the prestigious international Silver Anvil Award in 2004 — one of the highest honors in public relations, and being named one of the 50 most powerful and influential women in 2004, as a recipient of the Washington Business Journal's Women Who Mean Business award.

Through her experiences at cancer-related retreats and programs across the country, Joan learned the immense healing power of emotional, psychological and spiritual support, and sought to extend that support to others. This Gala was created to honor Joan and her dream of assisting those living with cancer. With the proceeds, we will continue her unfinished work by supporting organizations that bring hope and healing to those faced with serious illness.

Gala & Sponsorship Information Contact:

Susan Hubert

(202) 689-1917 or

Silent Auction:

To donate an item to the Silent Auction, please download the Silent Auction Donor form

Your 2018 Tax Deductible Contribution will benefit Life with Cancer® and the Smith Center.

For more information, contact Susan Hubert Tel: 202.689.1917 | Fax: 202.689.1901