A Record Breaking Year
We are extremely excited to announce that this year's Purple Ball raised over $250,000 for childhood cancer research - a new record! 100% of those proceeds will make it possible to fund new, groundbreaking childhood cancer research.
To everyone who attended, thank you for spending the evening with us! We hope you were inspired by the evening, and our Trailblazer award recipient Dr. Anna Meadows who reminded us why we need to raise funds for new childhood cancer treatments.
Thank you again to our sponsors, donors, friends and family for your continued support to making No More Kids with Cancer a reality. We look forward to seeing you next year! For future updates, please be sure to join our mailing list or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photos are courtesy of Christiene Cusworth Photography.
Photos can be downloaded directly from the images below, and are also available on our Facebook and Instagram sites.
This was Tracy Davidson's second year as our emcee. 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.