2024 Party with a Purpose

Join us on October 27, 2024

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Ticket Quantity Left Price Each
Young Friends of the AACR Foundation (Age 40 & Under) 475 Left $200.00
General Admission 475 Left $300.00
Couple Ticket 475 Left $600.00
Lavender Ribbon Sponsor (2 Tickets Included) 475 Left $1,250.00
Copper Sponsor (4 Tickets Included) 475 Left $2,500.00
Bronze Sponsor (6 Tickets Included) 475 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

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Proceeds raised will be dedicated to lifesaving research in

Aging & Cancer Survivorship

The Friends of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Foundation are thrilled to announce the 21st Annual Party with a Purpose gala. Funds raised at this year's event will be dedicated to aging & cancer survivorship. As we embark on the next frontier of cancer discoveries, thank you for your commitment to the AACR.

Finding Cures Together ®

Date & Time:

Sunday, October 27, 2024 - 4:00pm-8:00pm


Hilton Philadelphia Penn's Landing - 201 S. Christopher Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia 19106


Cocktail Chic


Silent & Live Auction Items Coming Soon!



Sponsorship and Tribute Book Ad Opportunities

Tickets & tables can be purchased at various Sponsorship Levels. Please see our Sponsorship Packet for a listing of the benefits available at each level.
For event questions, please contact us via email.


Humanitarian Honoree:

Michael A. Nutter

Former Mayor, City of Philadelphia
Principal Advisor, Michael A. Nutter Advisors LLC

Prostate Cancer Survivor


Scientific Achievement Honoree:

Andrew E. Chapman, DO, FACP, FCPP

Director, Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center

Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health

Executive VP Cancer Research & Oncology Services

Jefferson Professor, Medical Oncology

Co-Director, Jefferson Senior Adult Oncology Center


Early Career Investigator Honoree:

Kuang-Yi Wen, PhD

Associate Professor

Division of Population Science

Department of Medical Oncology                                                                           

Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center

Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health


Friends of the AACR Foundation Co-Presidents:

Lauren O'Leary

John J. Parker, Sr.


Party with a Purpose Gala Co-Chairs:

Carol Lissack

Nancy Rein-Raphael

Anne Rubin

Matthew Ryan

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 58,000 members in 141 countries and territories. Eighty-six 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 aacr.org to learn more.