• Annie Schuster

Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center – Jefferson Health Joins Legacy of Hope for PHL24

Updated: Aug 9, 2019

Legacy of Hope is thrilled to announce that the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center – Jefferson Health will be the presenting sponsor for Legacy of Hope’s PHL24, beginning on September 20, 2019. With their national-level, locally focused care, the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center has long been a crucial resource for Legacy of Hope.



“The Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center is proud to be the presenting sponsor of Legacy of Hope’s PHL24,” said Wm. Kevin Kelly, DO, Director, Division of Solid Tumor Oncology and Associate Director, Clinical Research at the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center – Jefferson Health and chair of the Legacy of Hope Scientific Review Board. “We are united with Legacy of Hope in our goals to fight cancer through innovative scientific research and to support Philadelphians being treated for cancer who are experiencing financial hardships.”



The Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center is one of 70 NCI-designated cancer centers in the United States, providing patients with the newest advances in treatment. Having one of the best hospitals in the country for cancer care right in the heart of Philadelphia allows families to seek treatment locally, easing some of the burden on their already strained resources. Legacy of Hope continues to focus on creating a supportive environment for the patient and their family outside of their medical care, providing financial assistance when necessary to ensure those affected can pay their bills, remain in their homes, and provide for their families while focusing on their health.


“The relationship between Legacy of Hope and Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center has become a pillar of hope for many of Philadelphia’s most financially distressed cancer patients,” says Mike Rowe, Founder and President of Legacy of Hope, “We are continuously working to expand our network to ensure the most comprehensive support for patients and their families. The involvement of the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center in PHL24 will enhance that network immeasurably.”

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Legacy of Hope is based in Philadelphia, and exists to provide emergency support for those fighting cancer and expedite new cures through strategic funding. Our focus is providing emergency patient support to Philadelphia’s most financially distressed cancer patients through a network made possible by partnerships with major hospitals and local organizations. Often described as the Emergency Medicine of patient support, Legacy of Hope steps in when patients and families have exhausted all other resources, and no longer have the capacity to provide themselves with basic necessities. Legacy of Hope’s funding expedites new cures by leveraging the knowledge of Philadelphia’s most experienced researchers and clinicians to select and fund Philadelphia’s brightest cancer researchers.

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