For Pete’s Sake Gala
SAVE THE DATE for our 2024 Gala: Saturday, February 3, 2024
Thank you to everyone who supported our 22nd annual For Pete’s Sake Gala! Together, we raised over $200,000 to help families take a break from cancer! As one of our Respite Recipients said, “Wow, these donors taking time on their Saturday to continue to support me and my family, and other families…it was overwhelming.” (Read her full quote below).
We lit up the room for families facing cancer! Seeing those lights, and all of us together once again, makes us remember that we are helping real people, fighting real battles, every day at FPS.
Watch our tribute video to Lehigh Valley Topper Cancer Center and our FPS Families. Feel free to share this video, and please, keep Kirsten and her family in your thoughts and prayers.
A special thank you our Co-Chairs Peg & Cary Beavers and Brian & Audra Havrilla, our Presenting Sponsor, Essent and all our loyal sponsors for making the evening possible.
After attending the Gala for the first time this year, one of our Respite Recipients shared with us,
“I am writing to thank you and the FPS community for our amazing night out on Saturday! The venue was beautiful, from the start I felt like royalty! Just 2 mins in and my head was spinning! Everyone looked so pretty and handsome, and we ate like Kings and Queens!
[Being at the Gala] made me so happy all over again – remembering our time (on Travel Respite at Woodloch) and telling our stories about it! Marci did such an amazing job as speaker! Everything she said was spot on and made me feel special. The room after her speech felt like a great big warm hug! And I will pray and think about Kirsten and her family today, all day and send them good vibes.
It was so much fun watching everyone join in on the auction! Wish we had it financially to do that, but we are doing the walk to try and pay it forward once again! The lights that everyone was twirling really touched my heart. It felt so real. Wow, these donors taking time on their Saturday to continue to support me and my family, and other families…it was overwhelming. I had one of the best nights I’ve had in years. Thank you!”
Relive the evening! Our photos are posted here and we encourage you to like, download, tag and share!
Thank you for changing the lives of our FPS Families and for making respite possible for countless more families facing cancer.
Marci Schankweiler, FPS Founder/CEO, Marci@takeabreakfromcancer.org
Thank you to our sponsors:
Blue Bell Private Wealth Management
Brandywine Realty Trust
Bolte Family Foundation
Klehr, Harrison, Harvey, Branzburg LLP
Lehigh Valley Topper Cancer Center
Penn Medicine Radiation Oncology
Kimmel Bogrette Architecture & Site
Life Celebration by Givnish
McKenna Snyder LLC
McMahon Insurance Agency
Tait Weller & Baker, LLP
WSFS CARES Foundation
Almeida & Hudak Utility Contractors, LLC
Main Line Health
RiskFree Tax LLC
Total Risk Management