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A Stunning Success; Over $4 Million raised in one evening in Philadelphia Fundraiser for the Prostate Cancer Foundation

Portion of funds to determine why prostate cancer disproportionately affects African American men; sports legend Dr. J attends.

Dr. J, Julius Erving, Prostate Cancer Foundation
Sports legend, Dr J (Julius Erving) accepted the award on behalf of the Philadelphia 76ers—an "official" partner of this year's event.

October 23, 2013 -- We wanted to share some of the pictures from this year’s 11th Annual Philadelphia Prostate Cancer Event and the great news about the City of Brotherly Love’s generosity.

In one evening, over $4 million was raised for research to fight for an end to suffering and death from prostate cancer! That’s four times the amount raised last year!

To read about how this terrific event took root and grew over the years and about some of the exciting and tremendously promising research funded from this event, read: Philly Against Prostate Cancer.

This year, as reported in the Philadelphia Tribune, a new Philadelphia-based research group will be funded to determine why African American men suffer higher rates of prostate cancer and have poorer outcomes.

Thanks Philadelphia! And a very special thanks to Neal Rodin and Clay W. Hamlin; because of their generous support, all funds raised at this year’s event will directly fund prostate cancer research.

Pictures from the 11th Annual Prostate Cancer Foundation Event in Philadelphia:

neal rodin, clay hamlin, philadelphia
Co-hosts of this year’s event, Neal Rodin (left) and Clay W. Hamlin III.

philadelphia medical panel
This year’s medical panel. Each year medical experts at the event discuss the state of the science of prostate cancer research.

governor rendell, philadelphia
Former Governor Rendell, speaking at this year’s dinner.

philadelphia 76ers
Josh Harris, the owner of the Philadelphia basketball team, the Philadelphia 76ers, was an honoree at this year’s Philly Against Prostate Cancer event, so naturally, Harris brought the halftime entertainment.

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