Thanks to the efforts of many volunteers, the 2011 Philadelphia Antiques Show achieved another successful year, raising $695,750. Proceeds from the show will support the Penn Ovarian Cancer Research Center.
J. Larry Jameson, MD, PhD, executive vice president of the University of Pennsylvania for the Health System and dean of the Perelman School of Medicine; Kevin Mahoney, SVP, chief administrative officer and vice dean for Integrative Services; Deborah Driscoll, MD, chair of OB/GYN; George Coukos, MD, PhD ; Patty Cheek, chair of the 2011 Show; and CEO Ralph Muller.
“We are ever so grateful to receive this contribution from the Antiques Show this year,” said George Coukos, MD, PhD, director of the Penn Ovarian Cancer Research Center. “It will make a huge difference in our ability to establish this kind of facility so we can reach out to many women.”
Since 1962, proceeds from the Show have contributed more than $17 million for the advancement of patient care at Penn Medicine. Proceeds from the 2012 Philadelphia Antiques Show will help establish the Penn Lung Transplant Ex Vivo Lung Perfusion Center. Ex vivo lung perfusion is a novel donor adjunct used to rehabilitate marginal, high-risk organs for patients who would otherwise die while waiting for transplant. This center will facilitate the rehabilitation of organs normally unsuitable for transplantation throughout the Mid-Atlantic region.