We hope you will join us for the 2022 NEGU Gala – A Celebration of Courageous Smiles!  

Tickets are available now! 


The Annual NEGU Gala is attended by compassionate community members and influential business leaders. This semi-formal evening includes dinner, auction, dancing and an unforgettable evening of celebration.

When & Where

Disneyland® Hotel
Grand Ballroom
1150 Magic Way,
Anaheim, CA 92802

Saturday, March 19, 2022
5:30 PM – 11:00 PM


Funds raised will go to supporting and encouraging children fighting cancer and their families to NEVER EVER GIVE UP which is the cornerstone of our mission.

Special pricing through February 15th.


Special early pricing through February 15


The NEGU Gala – A Celebration of Courageous Smiles is a memorable experience you won’t want to miss! An elegant evening when NEGU Nation comes together to honor compassionate individuals and dedicated companies who have decided to take Jessie’s NEGU challenge and help in extraordinary ways. Selected recipients receive a “Jessie Award” – a symbol that represents courage, commitment and compassion, the same three things Jessie modeled during her fight.

The Jessie Award recipients during the 2019 Gala were Nations Direct Mortgage – Compassionate Company, Jordan Palmer – Humanitarian, Melinda Heights Elementary School – Community Impact, and Jaime Serna – Caregiver of the Year. 46 Courageous Families in the midst of their cancer fight attended as Guests of Honor and were each presented with a Jessie Award for courage.

After a 2 year pause, we are excited to once again come together to celebrate, as well as raise awareness and much needed resources. The evening will include a reception, silent auction, dinner, and of course our energetic, one-of-a-kind, live auction. The plan is to cap off the evening of impact and celebration lighting up the dance floor. Rest assured, we will follow whatever the county health guidelines are to ensure the safety of all of our guests, volunteers and staff.

Attendees will leave feeling inspired, knowing more kids fighting cancer and their families will be encouraged to NEVER EVER GIVE UP and will be reminded they are not alone in their fight.  We hope you will join us as we celebrate and encourage more Courageous Smiles this year!

“Because of this one event each year, we get to send JoyJars to thousands of Courageous Kids fighting cancer around the world. Most importantly, this means we get to start a relationship with a child and a family, so we can provide them the needed long-term support and encouragement so they Never Ever Give Up!” – Erik Rees, Jessie’s Daddy


Mark your calendar and reserve your spot(s) for our 11th annual Gala now!


We are incredibly thankful for the generous support of our NEGU Gala sponsors! We are truly better together!

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