The University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center will host a special gala on Saturday, Feb. 7, to support its second annual Expressions of Courage exhibit this summer. Markey's Expressions of Courage exhibit is a yearly art showcase featuring original, artistic expressions connected in some way to an experience with a cancer diagnosis, or crafted by or in memory of a Markey patient whose battle has ended. The exhibit takes place in June, which is National Cancer Survivorship Month. The Expressions of Courage Gala will help raise funds to support the exhibit, which allows patients and family members to showcase their original art, dance, poetry and music in a celebratory environment. The Gala will take place at the DoubleTree Suites at Hilton Hotel at 2601 Richmond Road in Lexington. The gala's events include: 6 p.m. Appetizers, cocktails, and a silent auction 6:30 p.m. Musical performances by Dr. Jay "Zwisch" Zwischenberger and Kayla Smith 7:30 p.m. Buffet dinner 8:45 p.m. Entertainment by the Donnie Brooks Band. Tickets for the Gala are $50. To purchase tickets, visit or buy in person at the Markey Administrative Offices on the first floor of the Ben F. Roach Building at the Markey Cancer Center.