Local charity garners $500,000

Tickled Pink: Guests en­joyed the “50 Shades of Pink” Tie Ball. PHOTO COUR­TESY OF DAN Z. JOHN­SON

The re­cent Susan G. Ko­men Phil­adelphia “50 Shades of Pink” Tie Ball at­trac­ted more than 400 people, in­clud­ing lead­ers from the loc­al cor­por­ate, health­care and phil­an­throp­ic com­munit­ies, as well as many pub­lic fig­ures.

The event took place at Vie, a ca­ter­ing hall at 600 N. Broad St. It raised about $500,000 to sup­port Ko­men Phil­adelphia’s life-sav­ing pro­grams in the loc­al com­munity, as well as breast can­cer re­search.

The col­or pink rep­res­ents the vic­tor­ies and the hope each sup­port­er of the cause brings to mil­lions of wo­men through the work of Ko­men Phil­adelphia.

At the event, Ko­men re­cog­nized Can­cer Treat­ment Cen­ters of Amer­ica with its Beacon of Hope award. Dr. Steven B. Stan­di­ford, CTCA’s na­tion­al dir­ect­or of sur­gic­al on­co­logy and pre­op­er­at­ive ser­vices, re­ceived the Light of Life award. CTCA has sup­por­ted Ko­men for more than five years. ••

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