NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — Nearly 2 million people will be diagnosed with cancer this year, but there is more hope than ever.

News 8 proudly brought you Hartford HealthCare’s biggest fundraiser, the Black & Red, Saturday night.

Click here to watch the half-hour special in its entirety.

The Goo Goo Dolls will perform at the special event at the Bushnell Center for the Performing Art.

Earlier in the day, lead singer Johnny Rzeznik surprised Hartford Hospital patients and staff by playing some of their hit songs.

The Black & Red fundraiser has raised $2.5 million this year for the Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute at Hartford Hospital and its Helen & Harry Gray Cancer Center. The funds help support ongoing research and improved access to more prevention and detection programs for patients and their families.

Learn more about cancer screening and how you can help here.