Philadelphia’s most impactful annual charity event returns this year to the Philadelphia Navy Yard on Saturday, October 26th. Talent for this year’s event was just announced, and will star master of screen and stage Hugh Jackman, former SNL writer and Emmy-winning comedianJohn Mulaney, as well as Multi-platinum selling pop artist Andy Grammer. Last year, a sold-out crowd of over 1,800 grateful families, generous benefactors, faculty, staff and friends attended Philly Fights Cancer: Round 4, raising an extraordinary $10 million. Past headliners for this annual event have included Carole King and Jim Gaffigan; Lionel Richie, Jennifer Hudson and Tig Notaro; Whoopi Goldberg, John Legend, and Earth, Wind & Fire; and Jerry Seinfeld & Maroon 5. More information about the event can be found here.
About Philly Fights Cancer:
Philly Fights Cancer was founded in 2015 and acts as the main fundraising channel for Penn Medicine’s Abramson Cancer Center, bringing both awareness and funding to the center’s translational research and clinical trials. The Abramson family, consisting of the founding generation, their children, and grandchildren, have committed themselves to spreading the word about the astounding work being done in Philadelphia, and to ensuring that there are continuing efforts to fund the brilliant researchers and clinicians. Philly Fights Cancer has attracted support of major corporations and philanthropists who share the Abramson’s passion and commitment. Philly Fights Cancer is helping to continue the compassionate treatment and the medical innovation that Abramson Cancer Center has become known and internationally recognized for.