PHILADELPHIA, March 13, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia‘s (CHOP) fourth annual Cheers for CHOP raised more than 610-thousand dollars to benefit the Division of Pulmonary Medicine.

Hundreds of donors, clinicians and friends of CHOP attended the event on February 25 at the Valley Forge Casino Resort and enjoyed outstanding live entertainment by singer, beat boxer and DJ, Biz Markie and Washington, DC’s all-90s band, White Ford Bronco. Guests also sampled delicious food and drink and participated in an incredible silent auction. The evening was presented by The Raymond Family, in memory of Timothy J. Raymond.

«We are extremely grateful to the organizers and attendees of this year’s event,» said CHOP president and CEO Madeline Bell.  «Their efforts will directly benefit the patients that experience breathing challenges and support the efforts of their families and caregivers.»

«It is a tremendous feeling to bring all of our friends together to address the needs of sick children, not only here in our backyard, but across the country and around the globe through CHOP’s work in this area,» said Katy Friedland, President of Friends of CHOP and a CHOP Foundation Board of Overseers member.

One of the fastest-growing fundraising events in the area, Cheers for CHOP is hosted annually by Friends of CHOP, a dynamic group of Philadelphia’s most social and philanthropic young influencers who believe in Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and are committed to advancing its research, teaching and clinical priorities through vibrant fundraising efforts. Proceeds from this year’s event benefit CHOP’s Division of Pulmonary Medicine, whose care for respiratory conditions is top-ranked in the nation.

CHOP would like to thank our following sponsors:

2017 Presenting Sponsor:

The Raymond Family in memory of Timothy J. Raymond

Diamond Sponsor:

Friend of CHOP

Platinum Sponsors:  

Krista and Reid Buerger

Allison and Jonathan Lubert

Gold Sponsors:

Aardvark Event Logistics, Inc.

The Allergan Foundation

Bank of America Merrill Lynch

The Jill and Mark Fishman Foundation

Lynne and Bill Garbose

Homewood Suites by Hilton University City and Campus Apartments

Iron Stone Strategic Capital Partners

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP and Margot and Jason Bloom

Lisa and Ronald Maslow

Lainey and Trip McMahon & Mary and Gurjeet Grewal

Pennsylvania Dermatology Partners

Jen and Jon Rodack

Wells Fargo Advisors

About Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia: Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia was founded in 1855 as the nation’s first pediatric hospital. Through its long-standing commitment to providing exceptional patient care, training new generations of pediatric healthcare professionals, and pioneering major research initiatives, Children’s Hospital has fostered many discoveries that have benefited children worldwide.  Its pediatric research program is among the largest in the country.  In addition, its unique family-centered care and public service programs have brought the 535-bed hospital recognition as a leading advocate for children and adolescents. For more information, visit

Contact: Camillia Travia
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
267-426-6251 (office)
425-492-5007 (cell)
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