Party with a Purpose 2022

Join us on October 30, 2022

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Ticket Quantity Left Price Each
Young Friends of the AACR Foundation (Age 40 & Under) 474 Left $200.00
General Admission 457 Left $300.00
Couple Ticket 456 Left $600.00
White Ribbon Sponsor (2 Tickets Included) 449 Left $1,250.00
Copper Sponsor (4 Tickets Included) 464 Left $2,500.00
Bronze Sponsor (6 Tickets Included) 472 Left $5,000.00
Silver Sponsor (10 Tickets & 1 Table Included) 475 Left $10,000.00
Platinum Sponsor (20 Tickets & 2 Tables Included) 475 Left $25,000.00
Diamond Sponsor (30 Tickets & 3 Tables Included) 475 Left $50,000.00
Presenting Sponsor (40 Tickets & 4 Tables Included) 475 Left $100,000.00

Philadelphia’s elite, cause-driven gala, Party with a Purpose, has selected the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) as the beneficiary for the 19th Annual Party with a Purpose. Funds raised at this year's event will be dedicated to lung cancer research.

Date & Time: Sunday, October 30, 2022 - 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location: The Union League of Philadelphia - 140 S. Broad St., Philadelphia
Attire: Cocktail Chic

Ticket Information, Sponsorship and Tribute Book Ad Opportunities

General Admission: $300

Couple Ticket: $600

Young Friends of the AACR Foundation (Age 40 & under): $200

Tables can be purchased at various Sponsorship Levels. Please see our Sponsorship Packet for a listing of the benefits (i.e. tribute ads, tickets, etc.) available at each Sponsorship Level.

For event questions, please contact us via email.


Humanitarian Honorees:

Dorothy Giordano & Hon. Frank Giordano, President of the Philly POPS


Scientific Achievement Honoree:

Dr. Corey J. Langer, MD, FACP

Director of Thoracic Oncology

Abramson Cancer Center

Professor of Medicine

Perelman School of Medicine

University of Pennsylvania


Early Career Investigator Honoree:

Dr. Melina Marmarelis, MD, MSCE

Medical Director, Pleural & Mesothelioma Center

Assistant Professor, Division of Hematology & Oncology

University of Pennsylvania, Department of Medicine



Loraine Ballard Morrill

News Director and Community Affairs Director for iHeartMedia’s six Philadelphia stations:

Power 99 FM, WDAS FM, ALT 104.5 FM., Rumba 106.1, Fox Sports Radio Philadelphia 1480 AM and Q102 FM.  Host and producer of the podcasts “Insight” and “What’s Going On.” 


Friends of the AACR Foundation President:

Beverly Fassler Goldberg

Party with a Purpose Gala Co-Chairs:

Arlene Cohen

Joan Kilkenny Hindin

Carol Lissack

Meredith Lissack

Lauren O'Leary

John J. Parker, Sr

Maureen Winigrad


About the AACR

Headquartered in Philadelphia, the AACR is the world’s first and largest organization dedicated to advancing cancer research, with more than 50,000 members in 129 countries and territories. Eighty-eight cents of every dollar donated to the AACR directly supports our mission to prevent and cure all cancers through research, education, communication, and collaboration. Visit to learn more.