2017 Champions of Hope Awards

Join us on October 11, 2017

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October 11, 2017
6:00 PM - Cocktail Reception
7:00 PM - Dinner & Presentation

Union League of Philadelphia
140 S. Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102
Business attire; jackets and collared shirts required for men.

Download the sponsorship booklet here.

Complimentary Parking
Garage | 1415 Sansom Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102
Parking vouchers will be provided at the conclusion of the event.

The second annual Champions of Hope Awards dinner this October will highlight the dream and determination of our founders—Dr. Audrey Evans and Jim Murray—and honor local individuals who share their commitment to children and families. This year, we are proud to honor Dr. Gregory Halligan and Salli Mickelberg, two individuals who exemplify the vision and compassion of our co-founders, Dr. Audrey Evans and Jimmy Murray, through their life-long dedication to the well-being of children and families.

We will also recognize the unsung heroes who allow us to provide a community of comfort and hope to families of seriously ill children every day of the year—our volunteers. As the heart of our House, these individuals selflessly devote their time to ensuring that every family who walks through our doors feels welcomed and that they have everything they need to focus on the health of their children.

Dr. Audrey E. Evans Award of Excellence:

Gregory Halligan, M.D., is the chief of oncology for St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children in Philadelphia. Dr. Halligan has been a pediatric oncologist for over 33 years and has made strides in pediatric cancer research by participating in clinical trials throughout his career. His commitment to improving the lives of children with cancer has brought hope to thousands of patients and their families.

Words are not sufficient to express Dr. Halligan’s dedication to his patients. He has remarkable knowledge, research, and perseverance in the oncology field, which brings comfort to the children and their parents, helping them feel confident that their child is in the best hands during their battle with cancer. His late nights at the hospital with patients in the oncology transplant unit, the smiles he brings to the faces of kids through jokes, and the bond of friendship and trust he shares with his patients all demonstrate Dr. Halligan’s commitment to being there for his kids while they face pain and fear, letting them know that they are not alone.

The Dr. Audrey E. Evans Award of Excellence recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to the health and well-being of children. Dr. Evans has dedicated her career to helping treat children with cancer. In the medical community, she is known as a pioneer in the clinical study and treatment of childhood cancers and she built a world-renowned pediatric cancer program at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. She is a co-founder of the Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House, and it was her dream and determination that led to the inception of the very first Ronald McDonald House here in Philadelphia in 1974.

Jimmy Murray Community Leadership Award:

Salli Mickelberg has devoted her time to the Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House as a volunteer and board member for over 25 years. As a professional photographer, Salli has captured beautiful images of our families and campers throughout the years to help us create a historical archive of our mission, and two collections are permanently displayed at our Houses. Salli has also led several art projects with local artists to create murals, sculptures, and artwork that truly create an environment of comfort and hope for our families to enjoy. In addition, Salli helped to create our Read for the House program over 20 years ago which encourages children to read, and to learn about the House while raising substantial funding for operations. As co-chair of the Board’s Ronald McDonald Camp Committee, Salli has attended Ronald McDonald Camp for 14 years and is committed to ensuring that our campers have a remarkable experience each and every year. Salli also volunteers once a week at our Front & Erie House, greeting our guest families and helping to create a welcoming and supportive community.

Salli is dedicated to her family, and she is so proud of her children and grandchildren. Salli is a remarkable woman who has committed countless hours to supporting all of our families.

The Jimmy Murray Community Leadership Award honors individuals who are committed to substantially improving the lives of families and their children through their community involvement. Jimmy Murray co-founded the Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House and was instrumental in the opening of several Ronald McDonald Houses near pediatric hospitals across the United States and around the world. He has remained deeply committed to children and families by serving on numerous non-profit boards and continues to act as an ambassador for the Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House.

Champions of Hope Awards

Recognize a special individual or employee group from your organization through a Champions of Hope Awards sponsorship. At the event, PRMH will honor nominees from various sponsor levels. Please contact Anthony Stover for more information at anthony@philarmh.org or 215-387-8406.


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