The Hope Gala


This year, we are holding our fourth annual Hope Gala to defeat ALS, a black-tie event at The Umstead on Friday, September 27th at 7:00 p.m. Our mission is still the same: to gather and spread love, friendship, and HOPE. As always, we aim to surpass the monetary efforts of galas past. Through sponsorships, live auction purchases, cash donations and raffle ticket purchases, together we can achieve that goal.

Shortly after Chris’s diagnosis in 2016, we had the idea of launching the Hope Gala to defeat ALS. By September 2016, it was in full-swing as our largest fundraising event to date—an event that kickstarted change in the fight against ALS. During that very first gala, we raised over a million dollars for critical research through Project ALS.

We hope you’ll join us for our 4th Annual Hope Gala to defeat ALS
Friday, September 27th, 2019
The Umstead Hotel & Spa; Cary, NC

Get the 2019 HOPE GALA INFO PACKET here:

Help us fight ALS by raising awareness and funds needed for critical research

Please mark your calendars for September 27th, 2019! We will return to the Umstead again this year and promise another magical night filled with love, friendship, and HOPE. Every single dollar we raise leads us closer to the cure. Project ALS has many exciting breakthroughs on the horizon and continues to work around the clock in the labs to help discover a treatment and ultimately reverse the effects of this devastating disease.

Please consider sponsoring the gala this year and help us to raise even more then last year! If you are interested in being a sponsor, please email We are looking forward to another memorable night celebrating the Combs family and working together to truly make a difference. Many more updates to come in the coming weeks, but please mark your calendar and spread the word!

If you would like to attend the gala, contact to reserve your spot.