News Release
 

October 28, 2011

CONTACT: Jessica Mikulski
(215) 796-4829
jessica.mikulski@uphs.upenn.edu

Penn Medicine - University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and University of Pennsylvania Health System


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http://www.uphs.upenn.edu/news/News_Releases/2011/10/hope-tory-burch/

Invitation to Cover: High Fashion & Hope

Penn Medicine Cancer Physicians, Patients and Survivors Stage Tory Burch Fashion Show to Celebrate Progress Toward a Cure

PHILADELPHIA –  It will be lights, camera, fashion, and passion for a cure during the Abramson Cancer Center’s Focus On Women’s Cancers Conference on Friday, October 28th. Penn Medicine cancer physicians, patients, and survivors will take to the runway modeling clothes by fashion designer and philanthropist Tory Burch to cap off the daylong conference, which includes educational sessions for women undergoing treatment for or at risk of breast, ovarian and other gynecologic cancers.

WHERE:

Hilton Hotel
4200 City Line Avenue
Philadelphia, PA

WHEN:

October 28, 2011
Still photo and video opportunities with models and Tory Burch available before and during the fashion show, 2:15 to 2:45 p.m.

WHO:
  • Abramson Cancer Center physicians available for interviews about breast and gynecologic cancer risk, diagnosis, and the latest treatment options

  • Breast and gynecologic cancer survivors available to share their inspiring stories

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The University of Pennsylvania Health System's patient care facilities include: The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania -- recognized as one of the nation's top "Honor Roll" hospitals by U.S. News & World Report; Penn Presbyterian Medical Center; Chester County Hospital; 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 2013, Penn Medicine provided $814 million to benefit our community.