Philadelphia, PA (Vocus) April 23, 2010
On Saturday, May 1, 2010, the Philadelphia/Delaware Valley Chapter of the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) will host its 35th annual Renaissance Ball at the Hyatt Regency at Penn’s Landing. The black-tie affair is the premier fund-raising event for the Chapter, benefiting Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis patients and their families. Gwen Borowsky and David Camp, of Philadelphia, Pa., will serve as the event’s chairpersons.
NBC-10 News Investigative Reporter Lu Ann Cahn will serve as emcee of the evening.
Each year at the Renaissance Ball, Delaware Valley individuals are recognized by the Chapter for their efforts to expand research and support services and for assisting the organization to reach its goals. This year, CCFA will honor Robert J. Edmunds of Linwood, NJ. as Man of the Year and Julius J. Deren, M.D., of Cherry Hill, NJ, as the first Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient.
Tickets for the Renaissance Ball are available to the public for $375 per person. Attendees will enjoy great food, cocktails, live music and dancing while helping to raise funds and change lives.
Proceeds from the Ball benefit research, education, and support programs for people suffering from Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis – chronic digestive disorders of the small and large intestines. Currently, Crohn’s and colitis affect an estimated 1.4 million Americans.
CCFA, a voluntary, non-profit national organization, seeks to cure Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, and to improve the quality of life of children and adults affected by these diseases.
For more information, call the local CCFA office at (215) 396-9100.