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2023 Shining Bright Gala

November 10, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm CST

2023 Gala Registration

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We can’t wait to see you at the 2023 A Breath of Hope Shining Bright Gala on Friday, November 10th for a beautiful evening at the Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel Depot. Did we mention it’s A Breath of Hope Lung Foundation’s 15th birthday this year? Expect a fun celebration and birthday party for grown-ups!

This event features live entertainment, delicious food, wine raffle, awesome silent and live auctions (sneak peek of items below), and an inspiring evening filled with impact, honor, and hope for a day when lung cancer no longer claims the lives and health of our loved ones. Make sure you join us after the live auction and awards for a swingin’ good time as we dance the night away to a live band.

Schedule of Evening:

     5 PM: VIP Reception for Sponsors (featuring local celebrity servers)

     6 PM: Happy Hour, Silent Auction

     7 PM: Dinner, Welcome, Vigil, Program, Fund-A-Need, Birthday Cake

     8 PM: Live Auction and Awards

     9-10 PM: Social Hour, Live Band, Swing Dancing

We are excited to welcome Chris Hrapsky from KARE 11 TV as this year’s emcee!

Chris Hrapsky from KARE 11 TV

Sponsor/Exhibitor Benefit Chart


We are excited to share a SNEAK PEEK of this year’s live auction items (bidding only available in person) at the Shining Bright Gala on Friday, November 10th. Thank you to our generous donors that are making our auction exceptional! Have something to donate? Email us at !

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– Take in the holiday season with a Holiday Lights Limo Tour in the Twin Cities. Current reservation is for Friday, Dec. 8th, but bidder can make changes. The package includes a limo for up to 10 people, $600 Visa gift card for dinner at a Twin Cities restaurant of your choice and a $200 gift card for ‘adult beverages’. 

– Your winter entertainment is covered! 4 people will enjoy 4 amazing shows at the Orpheum Theatre with generous restaurant gift cards for each show. 

– Enjoy a rockin’ Mother’s Day Weekend at the Las Vegas Shania Twain concert with 4 front section tickets, a stay at a luxury hotel on the strip, and restaurant and Uber gift cards.

– Relax in beautiful Bonita Springs, FL with a 1-week stay (April – December) for up to 6 people in a luxury 3 bedroom condo.

– Dance the night away with an in-home Latin American party for 8 people with a dance instructor and private chef (must take place within 15 miles of Wayzata). The package will also include a margarita basket.

Gala Auction Item Donation Form


November 10, 2023
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm CST
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Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, The Depot
225 3rd Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55401 United States
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