Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson Hosts 2nd Annual Men’s Event was held at the Prime Rib inside the Warwick Hotel last night. (And I still haven't had a dinner there. I was at the bar the night before and ran into a slew of people out for the night, like Laura Burkhardt (who I was meeting), Keren Ini, at other tables were Harriet Lessey, Jim Werner, Phyllis Halpern, Patrick Mullen and Meryl Levitz.)
But there was no public bar meetings on this night as the managing partner Garth Weldon closed the restaurant for the well attended event.
I ran into Philadelphia Style Magazine publisher John Collabelli running out the door to catch a train to NYC for business, but was stopped dead in my tracks when I saw the Philadelphia Eagles cheerleader beauties leaving for the night, which told me I must have missed the cocktail party. Ali Smith and Devan West.
Inside near the silent auction area I ran into Max Frankel and Linda Frankel
I love those silent auction items, usually consisting of sports paraphernalia especially with this much testosterone in one room, but there were some fun things too like dinner with the mayor, spend a morning at the studio with Preston and Steve
and operate the da Vinci surgical robot at Jefferson Hospital
Stacey Kracher, Gary DeVito and artist Ellen Rohlfing (Ck out her facebook fanpage) Mayor Nutter also stopped by and greeted every person sitting at the tables. He knows how to work a room.
Dr. Leonard G. Gomella and colleagues conducted a landmark international
randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, parallel-group multi-center
clinical trial to determine whether dutasteride reduces the risk of incident
prostate cancer, as detected on biopsy, among men who are at increased risk for
the disease. Over the course of the 4-year study period, dutasteride reduced
the risk of incident prostate cancer detected on biopsy and improved the
outcomes related to benign prostatic hyperplasia. These results were published
in the New England Journal of Medicine on April 1, 2010 ( Pubmed Abstract ).
Trustee, Thomas Jefferson University greets the guestsThanks Mr Frankel for his generous support to the organizationThe 2010 Men's Event Co-Chairs, including Richard Pestell, M.D., Ph.D. (above), Director, Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson; Leonard Gomella, M.D., Chair, Department of Urology at Thomas Jefferson University
Actor & Comedian Joe Piscopo stopped by to entertain the crowd for about 30 minutes with song, impressions and a heartfelt thanks as he is a survivor of thyroid cancer.
Joe was great, he later sang 3 Frank Sinatra songs, and then got off before dinner was served. On his way out he posed for more than a few photos including this one with Amanda Murphy. BTW Amanda is helping spearhead a Trevor Project event in Philly on December 3, "It Get's Better" Happy Hour from 7PM to 11PM at Q on 13th and Locust
Each year nearly 218,000 American men are diagnosed with prostate cancer, meaning one in six men will be diagnosed with this disease in his lifetime. Philadelphia is particularly hard hit with prostate cancer. For fifteen years, the Jefferson Multidisciplinary Genitourinary Cancer Clinic at the Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson has been providing comprehensive cancer care through its team of urologists, radiation oncologists, medical oncologists and experts in integrative medicine.
At this year’s event, Mr. Kenneth Gamble will be awarded the inaugural ‘Man of the Year’ award for his humanitarian and civic efforts including his longstanding support of cancer research and his leadership in the African American community, a group hard hit by prostate cancer. Mr. Gamble is best known as a world-renowned Grammy winning lyricist, composer, producer and one of the architects of what is referred to as "The Sound of Philadelphia". Today Mayor Nutter presents the liberty bell and citation at street naming ceremony for Kenneth Gamble and Leon Huff of the “Sound of Philadelphia” at The Sound of Philadelphia Souvenir Shop and Experience, 309 S. Broad Street NOON. The honorary street named after Gamble and Huff will be between Pine and Spruce on Broad.