The Purple Ball Supports Breakthroughs in Childhood Cancer

Join us on Oct. 27, 2017 for the Purple Ball

Join friends (all dressed in purple), meet community leaders, dine, dance and enjoy great music while supporting childhood cancer research. Last year, the Purple Ball brought together over 250 guests to raise funds for childhood cancer research.

In 2016, we raised over $200,000 and 100% of those funds are funding our next childhood cancer project and trial. 

A Special Line Up for the Evening

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As Pictured in photographer: Sharon Gekoski-Kimmel.

As Pictured in photographer: Sharon Gekoski-Kimmel.

This is Tracy Davidson's second year as our emcee. Tracy was introduced to No More Kids with Cancer last year, 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 are honored to recognize Dr. Anna Meadows this year. 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.


With over 30 years and nearly 5,500 appearances, this Bruce Springsteen tribute band guarantees a great evening. Expect a significant repertoire of hits from Bruce and legendary bands that will get everyone dancing and singing along. They've played for President Obama's inauguration, Jon Stewart, the Philadelphia Flyers and Eagles, and many others throughout the United States.

Adult Ticket

Purchase tickets before September 17th and receive a discounted rate of $225 per ticket. 

Agnes Irwin Students - Class of 2021

This ticket level is reserved for students from the Agnes Irwin School Class of 2021 and their guest between the ages of 13-18. 


2017 Presenting & Media Sponsor

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2017 Amethyst Sponsors


2017 Violet Sponsors

2017 Lavender Sponsors

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Lilac Sponsors

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Sponsorship Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in the Purple Ball, and desire to support pediatric cancer research. Our goal is to fund at least one more groundbreaking clinical trial, and continue supporting advanced childhood cancer research projects. Sponsorship is the perfect opportunity to showcase your commitment to the Philadelphia community and align yourself with leading organizations who have committed to helping change the lives of children with cancer. 

Download the sponsorship packet to find detailed information about the Purple Ball and how you, as a sponsor, can receive the maximum benefits and exposure. If you have any questions or require our assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us at or call us directly at (610) 742-4500.