Comedian Jay Mohr to Headline the KCC Men’s Event for Prostate Cancer

Jay MohrIt’s that time a year, time to gather for an evening to help the cancer specialists at Jefferson beat prostate cancer.

Jefferson’s Kimmel Cancer Center is hosting the Fourth Annual Men’s Event on Thursday, November 15. It’s an evening of cocktails, dinner, entertainment, auctions, and friends all aimed at benefiting prostate cancer research and awareness at Jefferson.

This year attendees will be joined by special guest Jay Mohr, a comedian, actor, radio host, and best-selling author of Saturday Night Live and Jerry Maguire fame.

Once again, Richard Pestell, MD, Director of the KCC, and Leonard G. Gomella, MD, Chair of Urology at Thomas Jefferson University and Hospitals, are the honorary chairs of the event.

Some 200 people are expected to attend this year. Last year, the Men’s Event raised over $120,000 toward beating prostate cancer.

Several awards recognizing stand out people and contributors in the prostate cancer world will be given out, as well.

Barry E. Bressler, of Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP, a prostate cancer survivor and Men’s Event Committee member, will receive the “Spirit of Courage” award. The award is presented to an individual who has demonstrated great personal courage, strength and dignity while battling cancer and supporting others in their fight against cancer.

Prostate Cancer Care at the Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson

Our goal is to cure prostate cancer, maximize quality of life for patients, and advance state-of-the-art cancer treatment. Each year more than 240,000 American men are diagnosed with prostate cancer. One in six men will be diagnosed with this disease in his lifetime.

Since 1996, the Multidisciplinary Genitourinary Cancer Center has been providing comprehensive cancer care through our coordinated team of urologists, radiation oncologists, medical oncologists, and experts in integrative medicine. Patients get a team of physicians and scientists work who specialize in prostate cancer all working together to advance state-of-the-art treatment of patients with the goal of curing prostate cancer and maximizing quality of life.

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