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PPMC Goes Mad

Mad-Party-1Three hundred of Presbyterian’s staff and supporters gathered at Vie on Friday, March 15 to celebrate the 12th annual Presby fundraiser. Together with corporate sponsors, PPMC far surpassed its previous fundraising record ($88,000 in 2011) raising over $175,000.

Guests attended in their vintage best to fit this year’s Mad Men-inspired theme, Mad Party, and enjoyed an evening of glamour, swanky music and classic cocktails reminiscent of the 1960s.

The true highlight of the evening was honoring PPMC’s Chief of Medicine Jack Ende, MD, with the Hospital Hero Award. This annual award recognizes people who make vital contributions to Presby and share the spirit of loyalty and passion with the broader Health System. A special tribute video helped explain why Dr. Ende is truly Penn Presbyterian’s Hospital Hero.

Proceeds from the event will support the Penn Mesothelioma and Pleural Program. When treating patients with mesothelioma or pleural disease, Penn Medicine specialists offer more treatment options than most other health systems across the country and around the world. Funds raised at this year’s event will make it possible for Penn Presbyterian to continue to provide better outcomes to cancer patients and helps to give patients access to the most advanced treatment, surgical techniques and clinical trials.

Congratulations to all the staff and administration at Penn Presbyterian!

For more photos from the evening’s festivities, and to view the Hospital Hero tribute video, please visit

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