The Abramson Cancer Center: Philly Fights Cancer Round 2

Lionel Richie, Jennifer Hudson and Tig Notaro performed at the celebration.

1,300 people attended the 2nd Annual Philly Fights Cancer on October 15th at Legacy Youth Tennis. The celebration raised over $3 million to support translational research and clinical trials at Penn Medicine’s Abramson Cancer Center. Guests enjoyed a cocktail party, a photo-booth, and a seated dinner in the  beautifully transformed tennis hall, by Evantine Designs, lighting by Eventions. During the Brûlée catered dinner there was plenty of entertainment, including a program by comedian Tig Notaro, who shared with the audience that she was a four-year cancer survivor. Also on the bill was Oscar-winning songstress Jennifer Hudson and legendary singer-songwriter Lionel RichieNancy Abramson Wolfson and Madlyn Abramson were co-chairs of the gala, which honored renowned oncologist Dr. John H. Glick and philanthropist Sharyn Berman.

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