Heel to Heal Women's Cancer EventPHILADELPHIA –  Physicians, patients, and community supporters will gather in style on Friday evening to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the Rena Rowan Breast Center and the fifth anniversary of the Jordan Center for Gynecologic Oncology at Penn Medicine’s Abramson Cancer Center. The event will also mark the official launch of the new MacDonald Women’s Cancer Risk Evaluation Center, which aims to help women who are at high risk of breast and ovarian cancers.

The evening will feature festive pink and teal cocktails, a fashion show, and a silent auction to raise money to support women’s cancer research and cancer.




Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine
3400 Civic Center Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA 19104


Media availability 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Remarks begin at 6 p.m.


  • Arthur H. Rubenstein, MBBch, Executive Vice President of the University Of Pennsylvania for the Health System and Dean of the School Of Medicine
  • Ralph W. Muller, CEO of the University of Pennsylvania Health System
  • Caryn Lerman, PhD, Interim Director of the Abramson Cancer Center
  • Rena Rowan Breast Center benefactor Rena Rowan Damone
  • Abramson Cancer Center physician leaders and female cancer survivors with inspiring stories


Penn Medicine is one of the world's leading academic medical centers, dedicated to the related missions of medical education, biomedical research, and excellence in patient care. Penn Medicine consists of the Raymond and Ruth Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania (founded in 1765 as the nation's first medical school) and the University of Pennsylvania Health System, which together form a $5.3 billion enterprise.

The Perelman School of Medicine has been ranked among the top five medical schools in the United States for the past 18 years, according to U.S. News & World Report's survey of research-oriented medical schools. The School is consistently among the nation's top recipients of funding from the National Institutes of Health, with $373 million awarded in the 2015 fiscal year.

The University of Pennsylvania Health System's patient care facilities include: The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center -- which are recognized as one of the nation's top "Honor Roll" hospitals by U.S. News & World Report -- Chester County Hospital; Lancaster General Health; Penn Wissahickon Hospice; and Pennsylvania Hospital -- the nation's first hospital, founded in 1751. Additional affiliated inpatient care facilities and services throughout the Philadelphia region include Chestnut Hill Hospital and Good Shepherd Penn Partners, a partnership between Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network and Penn Medicine.

Penn Medicine is committed to improving lives and health through a variety of community-based programs and activities. In fiscal year 2015, Penn Medicine provided $253.3 million to benefit our community.