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 - 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 funded 2 research grants.  We will continue to direct 100% of the proceeds towards childhood cancer research. 

We are no longer allowing ticket sales for this event. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at

The Program

VIP & URBN tour @ 6:00pm | Doors open to everyone @ 6:30pm | Program begins @ 8:00pm

Honoring a Childhood Cancer Trailblazer


The No More Kids with Cancer Trailblazer Award recognizes an individual or organization who is accelerating childhood cancer awareness, research, treatments or cures. 

We were honored to recognize Dr. Peter Phillips at our 2018 event. Dr. Philips is an attending physician with the Cancer Center at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. He is receiving the Trailblazer award for his life’s work in pediatric cancer, research on brain tumors and novel approaches to improve outcomes for children with brain tumors. His tireless work reinforces our mission to discover safer, less toxic and more effective treatments for kids with cancer. Finding treatments and eventually cures for cancer is a slow process, but Dr. Peter Phillips has moved the needle on our understanding of pediatric cancer and treatments for the disease.


Emcee for the Evening

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.


Dinner and Dancing with DJ Lady FX

Join us for dinner and lots of dancing inside URBN Headquarters! DJ Lady FX has been deejaying for over 15+ years throughout Philadelphia. She has performed at a variety of events and locations including nightclubs, lounges, weddings, fashion shows, block parties, and corporate venues. 

Live and Silent Auction

Last year, we had over 70 live and silent auction items ranging from once-in-a-lifetime experiences to sports memorabilia and stunning jewelry. We already have some unique and fun items for 2018. Don't miss out on your chance to bid!

our 2018 Sponsors

A sponsorship is a great opportunity for businesses to come together to support a cause. It is also perfect for a table of family and friends!  Learn more about our sponsorship options here.

Presenting sponsor


Amethyst Sponsors


Violet Sponsors



Lavender Sponsors

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Lilac Sponsors



Media Sponsor

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Production sponsors

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A special thank you 

Artist and friend of No More Kids with Cancer, Sheila Darcey, painted this beautiful piece in honor of Naya. It is the center piece of The Purple Ball artwork this year. This painting will be part of our silent auction this year. Don't miss you chance to go home with this beautiful, one-of-a-kind piece! 


See more of Sheila's artwork at 

The 2017 Purple Ball

Last year’s Purple Ball was a great success! There was good food, lots of dancing, and we raised over $250,000 for childhood cancer research.

Photos are courtesy of Christiene Cusworth Photography