What exactly is hope? It's that intangible feeling of promise that gives you the confidence to make future plans, to push forward, to keep dreaming. The magic of it is- - it allows us to access the optimism we often lack when faced with some of life's toughest obstacles.

The "Magic of Hope" Sunset Soiree, presented by the American Cancer Society of South Dakota is happening on Friday, August 27, at the Great Plains Zoo & Delbridge Museum of Natural History.

Registration information, tickets, and/or sponsorships can be all be found online. Individual tickets are $75, VIP tickets are $125, and get you into the VIP Reception from 6 to 7 PM.

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Your "magical" soiree experience begins at 6:30 PM and includes extraordinary "Every Plate Counts" Hors D'Oeuvres that will make your mouth water! This plentiful and delightful array of goodies are being created by some of Sioux Falls' best chefs, so make sure you try everything!

Check your bank balance and/or whip out the credit card for the spectacular silent auction because it features some head-turning, one-of-a-kind items you'll definitely want to bid on.

The evening will also include an inspirational speaker, live music, and dancing- -plus!

You'll be so busy enjoying yourself, you won't have time to think about the fact that the American Cancer Society isn't just an advocate for cancer prevention and screening. Every dollar you spend at this event also goes to research and programs that directly support cancer fighters.

Almost everyone knows someone whose life has been directly affected by cancer. Loved ones continue to leave us and sometimes all that is left is faith.

And that is the "magic of hope".

For more information see the "Magic of Hope" Sunset Soiree, or call 605-705-3978.

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