Philadelphia

“Party with a Purpose” for The American Cancer Society Gala – Excellent Leadership, Location and Food

“Party with a Purpose” for The American Cancer Society Gala. Honoring Dr. John H. Glick with the humanitarian awardwent off without a hitch mostly in due part to the incredible, and hard working dedication of Beverly Goldberg with husband and biggest supporter Dr. Daniel Goldberg. Beverly and her team of workers and volunteers helped create an atmosphere of ease as the night flowed successfully from one segment to anther, and that is hard to do when you have such a large guest list, in such a large venue as The Please Touch Museum. I was really impressed, and I cover a lot of events.
Nearly 500 people gathered at the Please Touch Museum to raise more than $500,000 for the life-saving mission of the American Cancer Society. Above Rich and Margo Shevchenko
Before dinner there was a cocktail hour featuring delicious delights by Brûlée Catering (formerly Max and Me), in the whimsical boat room. It was here that I saw the unbelievable silent auction offerings. Hundreds and amazing items were up for auction, life style items, restaurants, experiences, really great gift baskets.
The focus of this year’s Party with a Purpose fundraising efforts was dedicated to pancreatic cancer research, patient services and programs. Nationwide, nearly 12 million cancer survivors will celebrate a birthday this year because of the American Cancer Society’s work to save lives from cancer.
Dr. Daniel Goldberg, and Beverly Golberg, Meredith Goldstein, Carol Lissack Lynsie and Evan Solomon and in back John J Parker, Co-Chair of tonight’s event. Other co-chairs were Tobe Amsterdam, Bunny Brodsky and Richard Massaux.
Welcome remarks were made by NBC10’s Lu Ann Cahn, above with Chef/Owner of R2l Daniel Stern and wife Jennifer.
Larry Cohen, Brûlée Catering and Chef Jean-Marie Lacroix, who created tonight’s meal, which was delicious.
Dr Robert Solit and Mrs. Linda Solit
Katie DiDio and Kris Cipparone

The live auction was conducted by actor Robert Wuhl who was able to obtain $3,000 for a dinner fore 10 at Prime Rib, $600 for a Cliff Lee baseball, a great deal of $1500 for dinner for four and a caricature on the wall at the Palm, and a signed boxing glove by legendary boxing great Mohammad Ali.
John H. Glick, MD, Professor of Medicine and The Leonard and Madlyn Abramson Professor of Clinical Oncology, was the recipient of the Friends of the American Cancer Society Humanitarian Award.
At the American Cancer event I witnessed one of the most orderly, organized processes in obtaining silent auction items. Each guest has been assigned a number to use while bidding. The winning items were then lined up using that system. The guest went to the desk, gave their number to see if they won the item and then the runner would go and grab the item. Many times this is the most hectic part of the evening, instead the wonderful evening ended on a high note with this system in place.