September 30-October 1, 2023
Once a year, thousands of people gather to light the way towards hope and healing for anyone touched by breast cancer. Gloria Gemma's Flames of Hope: A Celebration of Life™ was created to honor Breast Cancer Awareness Month by turning the city of Providence PINK and sparking a movement to inspire awareness, compassion, and support. This weekend-long celebration embraces everyone who has been impacted by cancer.
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
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The weekend begins on Saturday morning with the Passport to Survivorship Expo at the Rhode Island Convention Center. This free experiential health event is open to the public and brings together the latest in medical cancer care with holistic wellbeing. Passport features over 40 vendors, interactive health exhibits, health screenings and learning sessions.
In the afternoon, the celebration moves outside to Station Park for the free Celebration of Life Festival, featuring the Illuminations of Life Ceremony and Torch Procession—a moving story hope, faith, strength, courage and determination is told through beautiful music, stunning choreographed ballet and is punctuated by the lighting of the state house in pink.
After the Illuminations of Life Ceremony and Torch Procession, the celebration moves into Station Park for food, a free concert, dancing and family-fun activities. There are also two ticketed events to help further support the Foundation—the VIP Pink Party and the Taste of Hope Food and Wine Tasting.
The weekend concludes on Sunday morning with the Gloria Gemma 5K. A river of pink flows through the streets of historic Providence as thousands of people come together for the Foundation’s largest fundraiser that helps support the free programs and support services offered to people touched by cancer.