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19th Annual Coaches vs. Cancer


Jay & Patty Wright


Hosted By Fran & Ree Dunphy and the Philadelphia City 6 Division I Men's Basketball Coaches
Along With Honorary Chairs Thomas & Tracey Gravina

Presented By:


Our 19th Annual BasketBall was a slam dunk! Thank you to our board, volunteers, sponsors, and guests who made it a night to remember in honor of our friends, Jay & Patty Wright. We've crushed our fundraising goal and have raised more than $1M for the American Cancer Society!

Details for our 20th Anniversary BasketBall coming soon.
Save the date: April 13, 2024

about the event

The Coaches vs. Cancer BasketBall brings together business, health care, and philanthropic leaders for a night to make a difference in the fight against cancer and fund life saving research, patient services and programs right here in Philadelphia.


More than 18 million cancer survivors are alive today, thanks in part to the American Cancer Society. We are the only organization working to improve the lives of people with cancer and their families through advocacy, research, and patient support, to ensure everyone has an opportunity to prevent, detect, treat, and survive cancer.

Our April 15th BasketBall honored Jay & Patty Wright. Oh what a night- some of our favorite memories from our 19th Annual Gala.

Video by Macular Media

50% net proceeds benefit the Philadelphia Hope Lodge


The Philadelphia

Hope Lodge

american cancer society

hope lodge

Hope Lodge provides free lodging for cancer patients and caregiver when the best option for treatment is far from home. With 30+ Hope Lodges across the US, patients can take the worry and financial stress out of where they are going to stay, and can focus on what's really important - getting better.

The American Cancer Society's

Philadelphia AstraZeneca Hope Lodge 

14 years


12,591 patients served

$17 million saved

Fund the mission with a

100% tax deductible donation


a special thank you to our sponsors

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Tom & Christine

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The Quinn

East End Advisors

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Firstrust Bank
The Green Family Foundation
Hackers vs. Cancer
Chris & Beth Hanssens
Mike & Joyce Hagan
La Salle University Athletics
Ira Lubert
M&T Bank Foundation
Michael A. Peterson Foundation
The Maguire Foundation
Martin & Vicki McCarthy
The Massimino Family
Patricof Family Foundation
Perrin Conferences
The Philadelphia Phillies
Richard & Laura Vague
Saint Joseph's University
Scott Dillon

Sid & Sandy Brown
Sparks Marketing Group
Temple Athletics
The Topper Family
UBS Philadelphia
University of Pennsylvania Division of Recreation and Intercollegiate Athletics
Al Adelson
Paul Aschenasy
Corio & Associates
David Adelman
The Ball Family Foundation

The Bellevue Philadelphia
The Booth Family
Citizens Bank
Delaware Valley Community Health
The DiBona & Lobley Families
Drexel Athletics
Emerald Asset Management 

CvC in the news




American Cancer Society

Attn: CVC BasketBall

PO Box 970

Fort Washington, PA 19034

Ali Gill


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