the 2018 Purple ball
No More Kids with Cancer's annual event in Philadelphia will be held on October 13th, 2018. This year, it will be held at a new location - at the Urban Outfitters headquarters in Philadelphia’s historic Navy Yard.
The Purple Ball celebrates survivors of childhood cancer, honors those who are trailblazers making change in childhood cancer and raises money and awareness for groundbreaking childhood cancer research. Over the last two years, this event has raised over $480,000 for childhood cancer research, and we will continue to direct 100% of those funds towards childhood cancer research.
Tracy Davidson will be our emcee for a third consecutive year. Tracy was introduced to No More Kids with Cancer in 2016, and quickly became a supporter and advocate for childhood cancer. She also was the first TV anchor to do the Mustard Challenge!
Tracy is a 7 time Emmy Award-winning journalist and has been connecting with people, both through her position as a news-anchor and as a highly coveted empowerment speaker. Tracy co-anchors NBC10 News Today weekdays from 4 to 7 AM in Philadelphia. A tireless consumer advocate, Tracy makes sure Delaware Valley residents are informed and educated with the most complete information to help them make the best decisions for themselves and their families.
No More Kids with Cancer Trailblazer Award
The Trailblazer award recognizes an individual or organization who is accelerating childhood cancer awareness, research, treatments or cures.
We were honored to recognize Dr. Anna Meadows at our 2017 event. Dr. Meadows is a pediatric oncologist who led the way for survivorship studies of children with cancer during her 40 year career at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). In 1974, she published a paper, Late effects of cancer treatment: methods and techniques for detection, the first to recognize treating children with cancer could cure them, but could also have long-term health consequences. Read a recent interview with Dr. Meadows here.