Annual “Pink Party” to Fight Cancer
The American Cancer Society’s 6th Annual Pink Party Against Breast Cancer will be held on Thursday, October 11th at a luxurious home at Liseter in Newtown Square, a Toll Brothers community. This year’s honoree is Dahlia M. Sataloff, M.D., Chairman of the Department of Surgery at Pennsylvania Hospital and Professor of Clinical Surgery at the Perelman School of Medicine of the University of Pennsylvania.
Pink Party brings together women and men to mingle, shop and fight back against breast cancer by combining fashion and fun with cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, mingling and shopping from an array of local vendors. All proceeds from Pink Party will support ground breaking research, support services and resources for education and prevention.
In 2017, Pink Party recognized Dr. Generosa Grana, director of MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper, who shared both her personal story, and her impact on the fight against breast cancer (see photos). Since its inception in 2013, Pink party has raised over $300,000 for American Cancer Society.
Pink party is presented by The Krancer Family, Adolf Biecker Spa/Salon and Jean Madeline Salons. For more information or to purchase tickets click here.
Coaches vs. Cancer BasketBall
The American Cancer Society 15th Annual Coaches vs. Cancer BasketBall took place on April 14th at the beautiful Philadelphia Bellevue. Hosted by the Philadelphia 6 Coaches – Jay Wright (Villanova University), Phil Martelli (Saint Joseph’s University), Fran Dunphy (Temple University), Steve Donahue (University of Pennsylvania), Zach Spiker (Drexel University), and Ashley Howard (La Salle University) – this black-tie gala brought together 525 corporate sponsors, executives, and philanthropic leaders for a night to make a difference in the fight against cancer.
Led by honorees Kathi Tommasino and Stephen Rosenberry (assistant general manager of the Portland Trail Blazers), the BasketBall featured an elegant dinner, live and silent auctions, and late-night dancing, and raised an incredible $515,000 to advance the American Cancer Society’s lifesaving mission. Half of funds from the BasketBall directly supports the American Cancer Society AstraZeneca Hope Lodge, which provides free lodging for cancer patients and their caregiver who are undergoing treatment in greater Philadelphia.
Presented by Independence Blue Cross, the 16th Annual Coaches vs. Cancer Basketball will take place April 13, 2019 at the Philadelphia Bellevue. For details visit www.philadelphiabasketballgala.org
Coaches vs. Cancer Preseason Luncheon
The American Cancer Society’s 7th Annual Coaches vs. Cancer Preseason Luncheon will be held on Thursday, November 1 at the Hilton Philadelphia on City Ave. This year’s honoree is Don DiJulia, recently retired, long-time Saint Joseph’s University Athletic Director.
Guests can get up close and personal with the Philly Six Coaches to enjoy lunch, networking, and an exclusive look into the coaches’ winning mentalities for the upcoming season. This year’s program will also feature special guest speaker Dana O’Neil, a senior writer for the Athletic.
The Preseason Luncheon is presented by Independence Blue Cross and sponsored by RAF Industries. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit: www.phillycvc.org/preseason-luncheon.
Coaches vs. Cancer Tourney Tip-Off Breakfast:
The American Cancer Society’s 20th Annual Coaches vs. Cancer Tourney Tip-Off Breakfast, presented by ACME, was held on Monday, March 12 at the Palestra at the University of Pennsylvania, and raised over $100,000 to advance the American Cancer Society’s lifesaving mission.
Guests gathered on the historic Palestra floor for a morning of food, fun, and NCAA Division l Men’s Basketball Finals. More than 500 corporate leaders had the opportunity to network and compare their brackets with those of the coaches and some favorite sports media personalities.
The 21st Annual Tourney Tip-Off Breakfast will be held on Monday, March 18, 2019 at the Palestra. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit: www.phillycvc.org/tip-off-breakfast.