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      A trip on a yacht? Donate to cancer research

      The American Cancer Association hoped to raise $45,000 this year

      Saturday night, many in Albany could be found at the Hilton Garden Inn raising money for cancer research.

      The fifth annual Hope Gala was a big hit, hoping to raise $45,000 for the American Cancer Society to benefit local mission programs and to help find a cure.

      There were live and silent auctions where jewelry, trips to turkey on a yacht, and a guitar signed by Luke Bryan, Keith Urban and others were on the line.

      The event was sold out and lasted till midnight.