HughE Dillon: CSCP’s Evening in the Yard

Cancer Support Community of Philadelphia hosts annual event at the Navy Yard.

The Cancer Support Community of Philadelphia celebrated 19 years of free cancer support with its annual Evening in the Yard at Urban Outfitters’ headquarters at the Navy Yard on Friday night. Guests enjoyed fabulous food and cocktails, a DJ, a live auction led by former Philadelphia Eagle John Spagnola, and a silent auction, all to benefit CSCP. Event co-chairs Wendy Rosen and Lydie Brown greeted the guests and spoke about their friend, board member Patty Isen, who received the Ridgeland Award that evening.

Below: NBC 10 anchor Lori Wilson presents the Medal of Courage to CSCP member Diane Cloutier. The Medal of Courage is given to the member who “embodies the spirit of hope in the face of cancer.” Diane’s a four-time cancer survivor and head coach of the Dragon Boat Philadelphia Flying Phoenix team, which has 104 members, one-third of whom are cancer survivors. Her day job is a paralegal with the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.

Below: Betsy Green, Charlie Isen, and Ridgeland Award honoree and CSCP board member Patty Isen. Patty, a director of special projects at Anthropologie and also a cancer survivor, has been a CSCP volunteer since 1998.

Below: Nick and Hally Bayer, and honorary co-chairs Alix and Keith Morgan. The Suzanne Morgan Center at Ridgeland Mansion in West Fairmount Park, where CSCP holds programs, is named after Keith’s mother, Suzanne Morgan, who died of cancer in 1992. The family’s private foundation, the Suzanne Morgan Foundation, donated $1 million to renovate Ridgeland Mansion and raises money for its maintenance. Keith is also co-owner of three Krispy Kreme stores in our area.

Below: Larry Kaiser, Lindy Snider, Nina Weisbrod, Kim Thiboldeaux (president and CEO, the Wellness Community), and Kim Hinkelman, CSCP executive director.

Below: Karen Tarte, designer Tory Burch, and Shelly Brown. Burch is Patty Isen’s sister-in-law.

Below: Lance Dewalt, Wendy Wurtzburger (Anthropologie co-president), and Quoc Nguyen.

Below: Jeweler John Wind, Pia Halloran, Kirk Kirkpatrick, and Nicole Robinson are happy to support Patty Isen. This week, Wind is in NYC for Accessories The Show, looking for inspiration for his jewelry line.

Below: Michael Smerconish and Lavinia Smerconish.

Below: Paul Rosen with Dana Rosen and Jennifer Raphael—or as he put it, “two of his girls,” adding, “doesn’t my main girl, Wendy Rosen, on stage, look beautiful tonight?”

Below: Patty Isen’s co-workers Leann Greto, Carly Blumberg and Cassie Nentwig, all wore Anthropologie. The Cancer Support Community of Philadelphia is dedicated to providing, at no cost to members, a comprehensive and professional program of emotional support and education for those whose lives have been impacted by cancer. CSCP offers programs at Ridgeland in Fairmount Park and other Philadelphia-area locations.