The Kathleen M. Rotz Lung Cancer Research Fund
8th Annual 5K Fundraising Event

2nd Annual Believe in the Magic of Santa - Santa Makes A Visit

Another Fantastic Success Story

The Kathleen M. Rotz Lung Cancer Research Fund's 2nd Annual "Believe in the Magic of Santa" Holiday Event was a huge success filling the hearts and Holiday Wishes of the Patients, their families, the donors and the doctors, nurses and staff of Penn Presbyterian's Abramson Cancer Center.

Due to the outpouring of support, we were able to increase the number of Patients and their families we accommodated from four (4) in 2016 to fourteen (14) in 2017. Words cannot express the happiness and relief your assistance provided to these patients at this special time of year while battling their greatest fight. The patients, their Doctors and nurses were overjoyed at seeing their Wish List filled with everything from clothes, to household goods, to bicycles for their children or grandchildren.

We Thank You All from the bottom of our hearts for helping us make these dreams come true. We had individuals, businesses and employees of businesses join in!! Thank You!!

When You Know You Are Feeling The Magic

Through the heartfelt generosity and cooperation of the following participants' donations, gifts and time, we were able to coordinate a New York overnight stay for a special nine year old girl and her mother, accommodate the Wish Lists of Fourteen patients and their families and generate in excess of $1,000 in gift cards!

Through the generosity of the following donors The 2nd Annual "Believe in the Magic of Santa" was able to make a dream come true for a very special little girl...

Carol Ingram

Trish Painter

Robert Matelwich

American Girl Doll
(provided personal services and discounted rates for The American Girl Doll Experience and The Radio City Christmas Spectacular)

The Benjamin Hotel
(provided discounted overnight accommodations with a Concierge. The Concierge Team also donated breakfast at the American Girl Cafeteria)

King Limousine Service
(provided discounted limousine services to make the experience possible)

Thank You all for making this Dream Come True and lifetime experience possible for Randi and her mom, Syeta. We are forever grateful!!

A Donor, a Doll, and a Day to Remember

Through the Kathleen M. Rotz Lung Cancer Research Fund's 2nd Annual "Believe in the Magic of Santa" gift distribution program, underserved patients being treated at PPMC's Abramson Cancer Center were "adopted" in order to spread the spirit of the season, ease financial burdens, and restore a sense of normalcy during what can be a highly emotional time of year.

Please learn more about the Magic of this year's event as published by the Penn Presby Bulletin.

... and through the generosity of the following donors and participants, The 2nd Annual "Believe in the Magic of Santa" was able to fill the wish lists of 14 families of the Abramson Cancer Center at a very special time of year...

Employees of Participating Banana Republic Stores

Employees of Participating Converse Stores

Employees of TeleRx

Employees of Merck

Employees of PwC

Kris & Steve Griffin and Family

Phil & Kelly DiMaria and Family

John & Nina Tancredi and Family

The Karcewski Family

The Catalana Family

Juila Cerzosimo

... and a very special "Thank You" to all those who donated gift cards to the Gift Card Assistance Program. Through your generosity, we were able to provide in excess of $1,000 in various gift cards to be used for patient services throughout the year!!

If You Are As Moved As We Are

Even though the Holidays of 2018 is a ways off, you may want to learn how you can provide assistance to a person in need. We would very much like to hear from you. Please send us an e-mail. Assistance comes in many forms. When you are ready to contact us, we can start the process of learning how you would like to help and provide you with available options as well as keep you informed when new ones develop.

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