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.  

Come back by November 12th for pictures from the event!

We look forward to seeing you next year! For future updates, please be sure to join our mailing list or email us at info@nayafoundation.org. 

Evening Details: 


  • 6:00 p.m. - VIP welcome

  • 6:30 p.m. - Event opens for all guests 

  • 7:45 p.m. - Program begins, featuring NBC10's Tracy Davidson as our emcee, Trailblazer presentation and B Street Band! 

  • 11:00 p.m.  - Program concludes

Attire: The dress is cocktail attire with a "purple flair". This is not a black tie event. We encourage our guests to wear a little - or a lot - of purple! The B Street Band is a lot of fun, so wear comfortable shoes if you like to dance! 

What to Bring: Bring a charged phone and your credit card so you can bid on rare experiences, great items and support the cause. 

Auction: We have a several great auction items which will be available to anyone via BidPal. We will open the auction on Thursday October 26th, and send the link out as well as update our website and social media sites.  

Location and Parking: The Franklin Institute, Philadelphia, PA. The Franklin Institute science museum is located in Center City Philadelphia, at the intersection of 20th Street and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Ticket prices include parking in the museum's parking garage, located behind the building at the intersection of 21st Street and Winter Street.

The GPS address of the parking garage entrance is:
271 North 21st Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

A Special Line Up for the Evening

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As Pictured in  Philly.com . photographer: Sharon Gekoski-Kimmel.

As Pictured in Philly.com. 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.

2017 Presenting & Media Sponsor

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2017 Amethyst Sponsors


2017 Violet Sponsors

2017 Lavender Sponsors


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 info@nayafoundation.org or call us directly at (610) 742-4500.