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- Every year, Okizu holds a fundraiser entitled, “Art Inspiring Hope: A Child’s Struggle with Cancer”. AIH began on a very small scale seventeen years ago in 1995 and has grown into an extravagant gala drawing 400-500 guests. This event grosses more than half a million dollars in an evening which helps make it possible for over 700 children to attend Camp Okizu each year. Okizu offers programming for children with cancer and their families at no charge. The annual black-tie evening with a different, elaborate theme each year, features gourmet food, specialty drinks, silent and live auctions, and headline entertainment.