Photos: 2017 Cheers for Chop with Biz Markie

While I was away in Anguilla, I missed one of my favorite events Cheers for CHOP’s, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
friends annual gala at Valley Forge Casino Resort


presented Cheers for CHOP,

Co-chairs Jen and Jon Rodack and Allison and Jon Lubert on stage as Katy Friedland, Friends of CHOP President, addresses the crowd

a celebratory evening hosted by the Friends of CHOP to benefit the Division of Pulmonary Medicine.

Hundreds of donors, clinicians and friends of CHOP enjoyed another outstanding

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live entertainment by singer, beat boxer and DJ, Biz Markie and Washington, DC’s all-90s band, White Ford Bronco; delicious food and drink; and an incredible silent auction at this fourth annual event. The evening will be presented by The Raymond Family, in memory of Timothy J. Raymond. 


Walter and Darlene Logan (Darlene is a Foundation Board of Overseers member and Co-Chair of the Blue Tag Gala)


Allison Lubert, Biz Markie, Jen Rodack


White Bronco entertained the crowdCHOP

Samuel B. Goldfarb, MD and his wife (Custom)

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One of the fastest-growing fundraising events in the area, Cheers for CHOP is hosted annually
by Friends of CHOP, a dynamic group of Philadelphia’s most social and philanthropic young
influencers who believe in Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and are committed to advancing
its research, teaching and clinical priorities through vibrant fundraising efforts. Proceeds from
this year’s event benefit CHOP’s Division of Pulmonary Medicine, whose care for respiratory
conditions is top-ranked in the nation. CHOP

About Children's Hospital of Philadelphia: Children's Hospital of Philadelphia was founded in 1855 as  the nation’s first pediatric hospital. Through its long-standing commitment to providing exceptional  patient care, training new generations of pediatric healthcare professionals, and pioneering major research  initiatives, Children’s Hospital has fostered many discoveries that have benefited children worldwide. Its  pediatric research program is among the largest in the country. In addition, its unique family-centered  care and public service programs have brought the 535-bed hospital recognition as a leading advocate for  children and adolescents. For more information, visit

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