After another year of planning, this Saturday, October 28th, the third annual Philly Fights Cancer gala fundraising event will take place! PFC Round 3 has already broken records on attendance and sponsorship! We can only imagine what the night will bring in terms of total funds raised to continue the good, innovative work the Abramson Cancer Center is doing to fight cancer. For those attending this gala event, only the best entertainment will do!
As event planners, we know you need spectacular entertainment to help tempt guests to attend a fundraiser.
In fact, you need a celebrity to not only encourage guests to attend, but also to keep them engaged and participating in the event ALL NIGHT LONG. A celebrity can help draw attention to the cause and add that unforgettable sparkle to the event. But finding a celebrity that is truly connected to the mission or purpose of the event is CRITICAL! We all know that at their core, celebrities are real people just like us, and they have passions, interests and projects that they want their name associated with. Which is exactly why we sought out Whoopi Goldberg to host this year’s PFC Round 3! We all know her as an American actress, comedian, author, and television host. And for that work she has been nominated for 13 Emmy Awards for her work in television, and is one of the few entertainers who has won an Emmy Award, a Grammy Award, an Oscar, and a Tony Award. Obviously, she can entertain on any stage which made Whoopi the perfect choice!
Yes, she can be controversial on politics. But we’re not talking politics at this event. We’re uniting our hearts, minds and spirits over a cause that, sadly, continues to affect ALL OF US. As a passionate philanthropist who has been recognized for her generosity and charitable giving, Whoopi Goldberg has the compassion we wanted in our host. But she has a true commitment to the cause, as like us, she has personally been affected by cancer. Without a doubt, we know Whoopi will rock the room!
“I fear waking up one morning and finding out that my life was for nothing. We’re here for a reason.
I believe a bit of the reason is to throw little torches out to lead people through the dark.” says Whoopi Goldberg
But Whoopi is more than talk.
If you’re not familiar with all the charitable causes Whoopi has supported, and continues to champion, take a look at this list and get inspired to GIVE:
- Whoopi received the Elizabeth Taylor Legacy Award from the Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation.
- She served on the Advisory Committee for FilmAid International.
- Since 1986, Whoopi has hosted the Comic Relief television specials benefiting charities helping the homeless alongside good friends Billy Crystal and the late Robin Williams.
- In 1999, she received the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation Vanguard Award for her continued work in supporting the gay and lesbian community.
- In addition, Whoopi was named a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador in 2003, and serves on the Board of Garden of Dreams.
Specifically, Whoopi Goldberg has supported the following charities and foundations: 21st Century Leaders, AIDS LIFE, American Foundation for AIDS Research, American Humane Association, American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign, Bob Woodruff Foundation, Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, Cancer Research Institute, Comic Relief, Communities in Schools, Declare Yourself, DonorsChoose.org, Elevate Hope Foundation, Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, Elton John AIDS Foundation, Exploring The Arts, FilmAid International, Hope North, Human Rights Campaign, Legacy of Hope Foundation, Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund, New York Cares, Peace Over Violence, Red Cross, Save the Children, Society for Animal Protective Legislation, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, True Colors Fund, UNICEF, V-Day, Whatever It Takes, and World Vision.
We know she will be the BEST host for Philly Fights Cancer Round 3!
Whoopi Goldberg is warm, engaging and very easy to work with… a dream event host who comes to the event prepared and ready to fill the room with hope, compassion and positive energy. All in the spirit of giving…
And there’s more too!
In addition to Whoopi, we’ve also got a night packed with mind-blowing entertainment! Round 3 will be highlighted by performances from America’s Got Talent’s Caly Bevier and Grammy, Oscar and Golden Globe-winner JOHN LEGEND! And that’s not all. At the after-party Earth, Wind and Fire will keep the night ROCKIN’!