Membership program

benefits of being a member

Each day in Philadelphia, cancer is being fought on two fronts: those working around the clock to find new cures and therapies, and those with cancer who are fighting to make it to their next anniversary, birthday, or simply to watch their children grow up. Cancer has affected all of us all; becoming a Legacy of Hope member is the perfect way to help.

Your support makes a difference.  Each month, 96 cancer patients receive  fresh fruit and vegetables as well as meat and dairy products,  to feed their families for 2 weeks.  Your ongoing support means that patients don’t have to choose between buying medications or feeding their children.  It means one big burden is lifted from their shoulders so they can focus on their health and wellness.  For a small monthly contribution, you can be a part of the solution at a time when this world needs a glimmer of hope.
 
Legacy of Hope members are people who care about eliminating hunger and homelessness for cancer patients and who want to find a cure for all cancer.   For a small monthly fee, our members support programs that in turn, support our patients.  Members receive discounts at an ever growing list of participating businesses.  Members also receive VIP benefits at Legacy of Hope including engagement opportunities, special access to events and the satisfaction that you are doing your part to improving the lives of those fighting cancer in your community. 
 
Every dollar makes a difference, become a founding member today.

Participating Businesses

Remix Fitness

50% of first month of membership

Ali's Wagon

10% of in-store purchases

Phila Massages

10% off massage services

Philadelphia Runner

10% off in-store purchases

Luigi's Pizza

15% off Mondays & Tuesdays

Queenies Pets

10% of first in-store purchase. 1 free month Toy/Treat of the Month Club

Sulimay's Hair Salon & Barber Shop

20% of all products at Fairmount and Manayunk locations

Fairmount Pet Shoppe

10% off treats, toys, & accessories

Stone's Beer & Beverage Market

10% off all in-store purchases

BKL Photography

$75 off an executive portrait session

G2 Philly

Free one-year HSA home warranty with the purchase or sale of a property ($560 value).

Yoga Habit

25% off 10-class pack

Urban Saloon

15% off food bill (excludes happy hour prices)

Core Fitness

50% off first month of membership

Love Run

$10 off Love Run registration fee (valid Nov. 1, 2022 – Mar 1, 2023)

Omega Optical

20% off any eyewear or frame *not to be combined with insurance or promotional offer

More exciting member benefits coming soon!

Business Owners:

Want to help support Legacy of Hope’s mission, provide emergency support to patients, AND fund the most promising research and cures?

​Join our growing community of business partners. Contact us for details!

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Michele Redrow

Michele is a Director on the Legacy of Hope board and also serves on the Executive Committee.

Gina Mancuso

Gina’s experience as the very successful co-owner of CoreFitness, LLC coupled with her expertise in planning special events makes her the perfect Vice President for Legacy of Hope. With energy, passion, and drive that makes her seem superhuman, Gina’s connection to our mission is a personal one.

“Both my father and my dear childhood friend were diagnosed with cancer within 3 months of one another. They were surrounded and supported by friends and family throughout their battle and until their passing. No one should suffer through a diagnosis alone and, without Legacy of Hope, some people would do just that.”

greg garber

Greg Garber is the director of Oncology Support Services at the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center.

dr. kevin kelly

Dr. Kevin Kelly leads Legacy of Hope’s Scientific Review Board to seek out and support the most promising cancer research in Philadelphia using a merit-based system.  He is Jefferson’s Director of Solid Tumor Oncology.

David April

David is the founder of the Fishtown Beer Runners, an organization with chapters all over the world based here in Philadelphia.

joseph ruggieri, jr

Education: Bachelor’s of Science from West Chester University in Management and Finance

Bio: As a member of Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.’s upper management team, Joseph brings a wealth of knowledge regarding finances, management, team-building and planning to the Legacy of Hope board. Joseph linked up with Michael, our President, and Wells Fargo began supporting Legacy of Hope annually.

“My father passed away from what started as Colon Cancer in 2015. Cancer is horrible and if there is something I can do to help others impacted I would want to be a part of it.”

mary chicorelli

Professional:  Mary is a certified city planner for Philadelphia, a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association as well as the Philadelphia Bar Association, and the Pro Bono Honor Roll First Judicial District of Philadelphia.

Bio: Mary’s insight into the legal world is invaluable to Legacy of Hope, both in keeping our daily operations moving fluidly as well as making connections for our patients and their families when needed.

“Michael reached out to me about 2 years ago through mutual friends. We worked together to help a woman with stage 4 cancer get her electricity turned back on after it was shut off during the winter. I’ve been 100% supportive of Mike’s vision since then.”

Kimberly S. Reed

An award winning international speaker, author, corporate trainer and diversity, equality and inclusion executive, nationally recognized thought leader, expert, strategist and advisor to some of the world’s most influential organizations in global professional services, health care, financial services, consumer products and pharmaceutical industries.

Kimberly is a seasoned leader in transforming organizations into high-performing enterprises and challenging leaders to live without limits, with more than 20 years of HR, talent acquisition, and diversity & inclusion experience; successfully turning around troubled diversity practices by designing, building, leading, and shaping high-performing cultures at global organizations with robust strategies, global employee development programs and enterprise-wide initiatives that have increased revenue growth and organizational brand eminence.

Dr. Claudia Capparelli, PhD

Affiliations: Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center

Education: PhD, University of Calabria, Cosenza, Italy – 2011

Focus & Impact:  Focus on the role of the SOX10 transcription factor with regard to tumor cell heterogeneity and plasticity across multiple genotypes in melanoma. Investigating how SOX10 plasticity/heterogeneity affects the response to MEKi and anti-ErbB3 combinations in WT BRAF melanoma patients. 

Publications: Publications Link

Honors & Awards:

  • Legacy of Hope Merit Award

  • Outrun the Sun Melanoma Research Scholar Award

  • Unical Fellowship Visiting Scholar

  • International Pigment Cell Conference Travel Award

  • Best Poster Presentation, Ninth Annual Jefferson Post-doctoral Research

  • INPDAP Fellowship for Student Merit 

  • University of Calabria Fellowships for Student Merit 

Bryan Lathrop

Bio Coming Soon

Maree Lavo

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Carol Sollenberger

Bio Coming Soon

Rebecca Blinn

Bio Coming Soon

Nia Andrews

Bio Coming Soon

Dr. Qing Chen, M.D., Ph.D.

Affiliations: The Wistar Institute, The Chen Laboratory, University of Maryland

Education: PhD,Immunology, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, State University of New York at Buffalo (Dean’s Award for outstanding dissertation) – 2006

Focus & Impact:  Focus is on the molecular mechanisms of brain metastasis originating from primary tumors like breast cancer, and the interplay between cancer cells and the stromal cells that populate the brain microenvironment. 

Publications: Publications Link

Honors & Awards​:

  • Legacy of Hope Merit Award

  • Jayne Koskinas Ted Giovanis Foundation for Health and Policy Award

  • Susan G. Komen, CCR Basic/Translational and Clinical application

  • The V Foundation for Cancer Research Award

  • Dissertation Research Award, Susan Komen Breast Cancer Foundation 

Michael Rowe

Awards:

Volatile Media Management’s Mover, Shaker, Changemaker Award – February 2017

Miles Mack Community Services & Leadership Honorable Mention – 2016 TJUH Emergency Department Technician of the Year, Physicians Choice Award – 2015

TJUH Emergency Department Technician of the Year, Physicians Choice Award – 2014

Bio:

With his free time so limited, Michael manages to fuse his work with his other passion: running. Whether it is with the Fishtown Beer Runners, our own Team Relentless Hope, or his closest friends, Michael can often be spotted on the streets of Philadelphia keeping himself fit and active.