Mission Statement TheCancer Support Community of Philadelphia is dedicated to providing, at no cost to members, a
comprehensive and professional program of emotional
support and education designed to enhance the mind,
body, and spirit of people whose lives have
been impacted by cancer.
THANK YOU TO ALL FOR MAKING EVENING IN THE YARD A SUCCESSFUL EVENT!
CONGRATULATIONS TO KEITH MORGAN & THE MORGAN FAMILY, KIM KUBEK KIRKPATRICK, MD, AND JUAN M. TORRES, THIS YEAR'S AWARD RECIPIENTS!
KEITH MORGAN & THE MORGAN FAMILY
CSCP Board Chair Emeritus
MEDAL OF INSPIRATION
KIM KUBEK KIRKPATRICK, MD
Director of Imaging, Diagnostic Breast Center
MEDAL OF COURAGE
JUAN M. TORRES
Gastric Cancer Survivor & CSCP Member
On the evening of Saturday, May 11, 2013, the Cancer Support Community of Philadelphia hosted its 15th annual Evening in the Yard celebration and awards ceremony off-site for the third consecutive year at Urban Outfitters at The Navy Yard. Approximately 265 guests enjoyed fabulous food, cocktails, dancing and more, all to benefit CSCP. This event raised over $300,000 to fund free programs of support, education, and hope in this, CSCP’s 20th anniversary year.
Honored that evening were chair emeritus Keith Morgan and The Morgan Family, who received the Ridgeland Award, Kim Kubek Kirkpatrick, MD, director of imaging, Diagnostic Breast Center, with the Medal of Inspiration, and CSCP member Juan M. Torres, gastric cancer survivor who was awarded the Medal of Courage. CSCP founder Connie Carino presented the award to Keith, emeritus chair Jill Durovsik to Kim, and fellow CSCP member Miki Young to Juan. After Keith’s award was presented, the audience was treated to a surprise performance by the gospel choir, Sounds of Joy.
This year, a tremendous live and silent auction brought in dollars to help people affected by cancer. This year’s auction packages included a two-day, four person stay at the Carnegie Abbey Club in Newport County, Rhode Island, vacation packages to both the Hamptons and California, luxurious designer earrings, a golf excursion to Merion Golf Club, and many more. The special guest auctioneer was Hank Smith.
Special thanks to all of the evening’s sponsors and donors, co-chairs Amanda Schwenke and June Smith, gala book co-chairs Wendy Rosen and Lydie Brown, and board development chair Tisa Baena. The Evening in the Yard presenting sponsor was Krispy Kreme Philly & the Morgan Family, and the radio sponsor was B101 FM.
& THE MORGAN FAMILY
Evening in the Yard on Action News
Come back soon for pictures of Evening in the Yard 2013.
The 10th annual “In Fashion!” luncheon and fashion show featured designer Ippolita and her Fall/Winter 2012 Collection took place at Neiman Marcus at King of Prussia Plaza on Wednesday, November 14, 2012. This was the fourth year that CSCP utilized models who were cancer survivors.
After a bit of time for guests to mingle as Neiman Marcus presented "The Art of Fashion,” CSCP’s cancer survivor models worked the runway wearing designer fashions and Ippolita jewelry as their personal stories were presented by hard working event co-chairs Pam Berkman and Pia Halloran. Guest were then invited to lunch at Zodiac at Neiman Marcus. Ippolita spoke about her collection and her connection to CSCP’s mission (a friend had just been diagnosed with cancer). Approximately 100 guests enjoyed lunch and bid on silent auction items and purchased raffle tickets for some great donated items like a Tory Burch jacket, a Prada purse, and much more.
Approximately $23,000 was raised by this year’s “In Fashion!” thanks to the dedicated committee led by Tisa Baena, the event co-chairs, and the generosity of Ippolita. Over the last 10 “In Fashion!” luncheons, over $443,000 has been raised to support people impacted by cancer at CSCP.
NINTH ANNUAL “HELP MAKE IT HAPPEN!” MINI GOLF EVENT RAISES $20,000
The Cancer Support Community of Philadelphia held its ninth annual “Help Make it Happen!” mini golf event on a blustery Friday, October 12, 2012 at Tee’s Golf Center. The committee was co-chaired by Collin Browning, Luke Celentano and Richard Heany and included dozens of children. Beth Maggio, CSCP board member, was the mini golf ambassador and CSCP board member Donna Celentano really pitched in to help this year. Approximately 100 children and adults participated this year, and $20,000 was raised.
Special thanks to the committee, sponsors, and all the generous individuals and corporations whose donations of products and services have once again helped to make it happen. Thanks also to NBC10 for their story on the evening news.
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Malvern Preparatory School held its 13th annual Malvern C.A.R.E.S. (Cancer & Aids Reach Everyone Somehow) walk on October 7, 2012. Four organizations that support local families with a member who has cancer or AIDS benefited, including the Cancer Support Community of Philadelphia. CSCP was presented a check in the amount of $5,500 from Malvern Prep raised by the 500 participants. Thanks to director of community relations Larry Legner and the rest of the fine staff and students at Malvern Prep for choosing CSCP as a beneficiary organization once again.
On Friday, October 5, 2012, the Cancer Support Community of Philadelphia hosted its 13th annual “Celebration of Hope” educational conference at the Hilton Philadelphia City Avenue. Over 330 people with cancer and their loved ones attended.
Olympic gold medalist and keynote speaker Shannon Miller shared her story of facing cancer, including her survivorship strategies and her focus on a healthy lifestyle and fitness. She is the most decorated American gymnast in history. Additional speakers included Kathryn Schmitz, PhD, MPH, who presented research about the role of exercise in cancer recovery and prevention, Katie Cavuto Boyle, MS, RD, who demonstrated how easy it can be to prepare enjoyable and healthy dishes, and Suzanne O’Grady, who led attendees in a joyful ending to the day through the practice of NIA.
“Celebration of Hope” was funded by the Estate of Joseph G. Tramo, the Bob Brockman NIA Fund, Morphotek, Genentech, Genomic Health, and the Lorraine J. D'Emilio Foundation.
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The Cancer Support Community of Philadelphia's "Strides for Hope" team participated in the Penn Relays Distance Classic on Sunday, April 17. "Strides" team members participated in either the 5k or 20k races. Team members who participated included Bill Toffey, Kathy Krantz, Frank Coyne, Dan Wood, Vicki Landue Martino, and Cancer Support Community staff members Marie Gough and Kasey Dougherty.
On Sunday, May 1, “Strides” team members Vicki Landue Martino, Shannon Landue Citrino, trainer Shanley Rassler, and Paul Geraghty all ran in the Broad Street Run.
Special thanks to trainer extraordinaire Shanley Rassler for getting the teams ready to go and volunteer Dianna Kenner for working the Penn Relays “Strides” event.
Click here to see pictures of "Strides for Hope" 2011.
Staff from the Cancer Support Community of Philadelphia and the Cancer Support Community’s Research & Training Institute joined forces on Friday, October 22, 2010 at St. Joseph’s University for an “At Bat Against Cancer.” This wiffle ball tournament was sponsored by the Panhellenic Council of St. Joseph’s University. While the CSCP/CSC-RTI team went down 4-0, it was a winner anyway, as all proceeds benefitted the Cancer Support Community of Philadelphia.
Special thanks to Ashley Benson and the rest of the St. Joseph student crew for making this all happen, and to the team representing CSCP/CSC-RTI!
Click here to see pictures of "At Bat Against Cancer" 2010.
The Cancer Support Community of Philadelphia's Awareness Week is now over, but the good vibes continue. Thanks to all of the sponsors listed below.
We couldn't have done it without all of you. Thanks for your support. CSCP encourages all of its friends to continue to support these sponsor/friends and perhaps make a donation if these locations have a collection box. Frequent these establishments often.
Thanks again from the staff and board of CSCP!!
Click here to see pictures of the 2010 "Awareness Week" events.
CSCP thanks the following sponsors:
Special thanks for helping to promote this effort goes to:
Cancer Support Community of Philadelphia
The Suzanne Morgan Center at Ridgeland
4100 Chamounix Drive
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19131
(215) 879-7733 ~ (888) 819-3553
Fax: (215) 879-6575 firstname.lastname@example.org