Gilda’s Club Delaware Valley announced that its 2012 Gala has raised more than $100,000 to help local families living with cancer.
The Gala was held on Nov. 30 at The Fuge, the renovated centrifuge in Warminster where the early astronauts trained.
“Gilda’s Club is so grateful to BUCKS LIFE and MAINLINE magazines for their support of this event,” said Kelly Harris, CEO of Gilda’s Club Delaware Valley. “We also deeply appreciate the support of all our wonderful sponsors, who played such a huge role in making our Gala so successful.”
Harris also expressed her gratitude for the local businesses who donated to the Gilda’s Club auction, the community members who came out to support the event, and the individuals who gave their time to volunteer that evening.
The gala was preceded by the Ann Silverman VIP Award Ceremony, which honors individuals and organizations whose dedicated support of Gilda’s Club has helped the non-profit advance its mission. This year’s honorees were Sheri Putnam, MBA, FAHM, executive director of the Bucks County Physician Hospital Alliance (Ann Silverman Award); Bimbo Bakeries USA, Stroehmann Division (Shining Star Award); and the Rock Area Sodexo Senior Living Team (Impact Award).
The event was presented by BUCKS LIFE & MAINLINE magazines. Other sponsors included:
- Doylestown Hospital
- Syd & Sharon Martin
- Cancer Treatment Centers of America
- Monarch PET/CT at Doylestown Hospital
- Penn Cancer Network
- Richard & Karen Reif
- Silverman Family Partnerships
- Abington Memorial Hospital
- Charon Planning
- Eiseman Construction
- Joyce & Robert Byers
- Lockton Companies
- Mazaheri Law
- Penn Radiation Oncology
- Sandra Fickes
- Wendi & Bennett Meyer
- American Heritage Federal Credit Union
- CRC Industries
- William & Julie Cook
- William & Vicki Rate
Gilda’s Club, an affiliate of the Cancer Support Community, is a local non-profit that provides more than 100 free social and emotional support programs each month to local men, women, and children affected by cancer. In addition to its main clubhouse in Warminster, it operates satellite locations at three area hospitals: AbingtonMemorial Hospital, Doylestown Hospital, and St. Mary Medical Center. Gilda’s Club works to ensure that no one has to face cancer alone.