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The 20 festive tables transformed the Harmonie Club into a spectacle of globally-themed wonderment complete with handmade linens, over-the-top floral centerpieces and fun details. Each display drew inspiration from a different country or city that Hope Lodge NYC guests call home, ranging from Brazil to Paris to Iceland.

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Much more than just a curated collection of items, each table was a work of art with meaning and symbolism behind every charger, flower and linen choice.

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“The American Cancer Society relies on financial support from individuals and companies to sustain Hope Lodge’s programs and services,” said Karen Radwin, Executive Director of the Hope Lodge Program. “We are overwhelmed by the generosity shown by our leadership volunteers, donors, sponsors and designers to ensure the success of this important event—one that is raising funds to improve the quality of life for cancer patients and their caregivers!”

Hope Lodge NYC has provided lodging for nearly 14,000 cancer patients and their caregivers since it opened in 2007. To support Hope Lodge and other American Cancer Society initiatives, please visit their donation page here.

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