Cancer Support Community’s Evening in the Park

Stephanie Stahl was the emcee for an evening to honor those who support and who are supported by the organization's work.


The Cancer Support Community of Greater Philadelphia celebrated it’s 18th annual Evening in the Park on the grounds of its headquarters last night, The Suzanne Morgan Center at Ridgeland in Fairmount Park. Guests enjoyed fabulous food and cocktails by Joshua’s Catering, a live auction led by Jeff Hammond who helped raise nearly $100,000 from the very generous crowd, and a silent auction, all to benefit CSCGP.

Event co-chairs  Susie Sargent and Sharon Bozentka were on hand to greet guests and make sure everything ran smoothly. Honorees last night included: the Ann Silverman Award: Corey J. Langer, MD, director of thoracic oncology and professor of medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania; the Gilda Radner Award: The Chavez-Theiss Family; the Courage Award: Joseph W. Robbins, the Inspiration Award: Iliana Strauss; the Community Impact Award: BP Business Solutions, Inc. During the dinner program, CEO Kelly Harris shared stories about the caring programs available at Cancer Support Community of Greater Philadelphia (all free), especially the programs for children going through cancer or with a parent going through cancer, including the popular summer camp. The programs connect the children with others, as well as any counseling they need. The emcee for the evening was Stephanie Stahl, CBS 3 health reporter and longtime supporter of CSCGP.

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