Meghan Day, 2010 Hope Gala overall chairperson, delivers opening remarks at the event held at Capitale in New York on Friday, Jan. 22. The black tie-optional event was held to benefit the Penn State Dance Marathon and the Four Diamonds Fund, and was organized by the New York City and Northern New Jersey chapters of the Penn State Alumni Association, with support from the Penn State Alumni Association and the Dance Marathon Alumni Interest group. Penn State football All-American LaVar Arrington was the evening's host. All proceeds from the event's admission, silent auctions, etc. go toward the benefit of pediatric cancer patients at the Penn State Children's Hospital.