Young Friends of the Abramson Cancer Center

Young Friends aims to support the work of young investigators and clinical fellows through personal philanthropy and fundraising events.

Making an Impact: Fundraising Priorities

Through personal philanthropy and fundraising events, this committed group will support innovative cancer research that furthers our understanding of cancer and leads to the development of prevention, detection, and therapeutic advances. More specifically, Young Friends will support the work of young investigators and clinical fellows, whose brilliant ideas often go unrealized because of a lack in funding. This support is vital to launching the careers of tomorrow's medical leaders who will ensure that our mission to eradicate cancer will be accomplished. Each year, members will hear from young investigators and leadership of the Abramson Cancer Center and learn more about their research and patient care programs to enhance their knowledge of cancer care and prevention.

To make a gift to the Young Friends of the Abramson Cancer Center Fund, please click here.

Learn about sponsorship opportunities or contact Michal Greenberg at michalg@upenn.edu or 215-573-2480

Become a Young Friend of the Abramson Cancer Center

As a member of the Young Friends of the Abramson Cancer Center, you will have the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of our patients and families, and at the same time take advantage of networking opportunities with other young professionals in the area.

Co-Chairs:

  • Robert D. Blumenthal
  • Randi Edelman
  • Jonathan Feinberg
  • David I. Goldstein
  • Maria Papadakis
  • Jennifer Urdang Stern
  • Daniel Stern
  • Joshua Wolson

Honorary Co-Chairs:

  • Judy Felgoise
  • Marcy A. Shoemaker
  • Nancy A. Wolfson

Young Friends Awardees:

We are currently searching for dedicated, enthusiastic committee members. A suggested financial commitment of $1,000 or more and a dedication of time to the effort will secure your place in the esteemed committee. Please let us know if you are interested in becoming more involved by contacting Michal Greenberg at 215-573-2480 or michalg@upenn.edu.

In This Section

  • Strike Out Cancer

    Young Friends of the ACC, faculty, staff, and supporters enjoy a fun night of bowling, delicious food, and drinks at North Bowl—all while championing our young scientists and clinicians.

  • Evening at R2L

    Young Friends gather at R2L on the 37th floor of Two Liberty Place in Philadelphia to support the innovative ideas of early career scientists and clinicians.

  • Young Friends Forum 2014

    Our November 12th 2014 event, Our Young Friends Forum, held an event for early-career scientists and clinicians to share their own professional journey and passion for medicine and research with guests.

  • Saks Fifth Avenue's Key to the Cure

    Saks Fifth Avenue's Key to the Cure gave faculty the chance to speak about their research efforts and our young friends a forum to share their reason for being involved in the group.