Party with a Purpose 2018

Join us on October 28, 2018

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Ticket Quantity Left Price Each
Young Friends of the AACR Foundation (Age 40 & under) Available $200.00
General Admission Available $300.00
Light Blue Ribbon Sponsor (2 tickets included) Available $1,250.00
Copper Sponsor (4 Tickets Included) Available $2,500.00
Bronze Sponsor (6 Tickets Included) Available $5,000.00
Silver Sponsor (10 Tickets Included) Available $10,000.00
Platinum Sponsor (20 Tickets Included) Available $25,000.00
Diamond Sponsor (30 Tickets Included) Available $50,000.00

Philadelphia’s elite cause-driven gala, Party with a Purpose, has selected the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) as the beneficiary for its 17th annual Party with a Purpose. Funds raised at this year's event will be dedicated to prostate cancer research.

Date: October 28, 2018, 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location: Hilton Philadelphia at Penn’s Landing (201 S. Christopher Columbus Blvd.)
Ticket Information: General Admission - $300 per person; Young Friends of the AACR Foundation (age 40 and under): $200 per person

Please see our Sponsorship Brochure for a listing of the benefits available at each Sponsorship level.

Party with a Purpose Committee President
Beverly Fassler Goldberg

Committee Chairs
Julia Somers-Morley
John Kroll
John J. Parker, Sr.
Arlene Cohen


AACR Foundation/Party with a Purpose Scientific Achievement Award Dedicated to Prostate Cancer Research

Karen E. Knudsen, PhD

Dr. Knudsen is the Enterprise Director of the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center (SKCC) at Thomas Jefferson University. An expert in the molecular basis of hormone-dependent cancer development and progression, Dr. Knudsen is focused on developing new means to prevent or treat lethal prostate cancers. Dr. Knudsen will, in turn, award a grant to a deserving young scientist who is dedicated to researching prostate cancer.

Distinguished Service Award

John J. Dougherty

Mr. Dougherty has made International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 98 one of the most respected local unions in the country. His success as a labor leader in Philadelphia has led to many prestigious city and state board appointments. Under Mr. Dougherty’s guidance, Local 98 has supported many charities over the past 25 years.

Friends of the AACR Foundation Early Career Investigator Award

Veronica Rodriguez-Bravo, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Cancer Biology, Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Thomas Jefferson University

Sponsorship and Tribute Ad Opportunities

Tables may be purchased at various sponsorship levels. For event questions or to purchase tickets over the phone, please contact Kyrie Palan at (215) 446-7166 or via email.

About the AACR

The AACR is the world’s first and largest organization dedicated to advancing cancer research, with more than 40,000 members in 110 countries. Headquartered in Philadelphia, the AACR’s mission is to prevent and cure cancer through research, education, communication, and collaboration. Eighty-eight cents of every dollar donated to the AACR is dedicated to our mission: to prevent and cure all cancers through research, education, communication, and collaboration.


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