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Event Details

Date & Time

Saturday, April 13, 2024
5:30pm: VIP reception
6:30pm: Cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, auction
8:00pm: Program and dinner
9:00pm: Live music and dancing 


Event Detals Page
The Bellevue Philadelphia
200 S Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19102


Black tie


The BasketBall is the Philadelphia Coaches vs. Cancer program's premier fundraising event. Last year's event raised over $1M to support the mission of the American Cancer Society.

The black tie gala is hosted by Philadelphia’s NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball coaches -
Steve Donahue (University of Pennsylvania), Billy Lange (Saint Joseph’s University), Adam Fisher (Temple University), Zach Spiker (Drexel University), Fran Dunphy (La Salle University) and Kyle Neptune (Villanova University). Since 1996, Coaches vs. Cancer of Philadelphia has raised over $20 million to help eradicate cancer by funding lifesaving research and improve the lives of those affected by this disease.

Our Honorees



American Cancer Society

Attn: CVC BasketBall

PO Box 970

Fort Washington, PA 19034


Ali Gill


We are proud to honor Fran & Ree Dunphy and Phil & Judy Martelli at this year’s BasketBall. Please join us on Saturday, April 13 to celebrate!

Nearly 30 years ago, while building their legacies on the basketball court, Fran and Phil founded the Philadelphia Chapter of Coaches vs. Cancer. To help further the impact, Ree and Judy joined forces and established the BasketBall Gala, our premier fundraising event, which will celebrate its 20th Anniversary this spring.

Through their leadership, guidance, and desire to Crush Cancer, they have grown the Philadelphia Chapter of Coaches vs. Cancer to be the largest in the country, and have raised more than $20 million for the American Cancer Society.

The Dunphys and Martellis have played an integral role in every major local American Cancer Society milestone and campaign. One of their most tangible contributions was leading the charge to make the Philadelphia Hope Lodge a reality- ensuring cancer patients from around the world have a free home away from home while they receive treatment in our city.

They have been a resource to so many of those in our community fighting this disease and we are eternally grateful for their relentless commitment to the American Cancer Society’s vision to end cancer as we know it, for everyone.

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