Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) held its fourth annual Celebration of Champions on Saturday, May 20 at the Renaissance Hotel in Allentown. Benefiting Lehigh Valley Topper Cancer Institute, the event honors cancer survivors, caregivers and community members.
Together, the evening’s 37 sponsors and nearly 250 guests raised almost $300,000 for the Cancer Institute. Proceeds will help advance cancer research and treatment, expand access to clinical trials and provide patient assistance funds. Brian A. Nester, DO, MBA, LVHN President and Chief Executive Officer, thanked everyone for their support, giving special recognition to Haldeman Lincoln as the title sponsor and Joe and Maureen Topper as the honorary chairs.
Suresh Nair, MD, Physician in Chief, Lehigh Valley Topper Cancer Institute, spoke to the important role of philanthropy. “Your generosity enables us to recruit and retain the best and brightest colleagues, and bring the latest technology and treatment options to local patients.” Dr. Nair also shared highlights from several clinical trials at LVHN that are yielding amazing results, from pancreatic cancer to melanoma.