Office of Institutional Advancement


While Jefferson is an academic medical center, it is also a haven of hope serving the citizens of Philadelphia, the Delaware Valley, and beyond. As a nonprofit, we rely on the support of our community to make our life-changing mission possible. This page is a directory of the many events organized by alumni, grateful patients, and friends to benefit Jefferson. 

Recent Events

Community Fundraisers

Find out how you can support, participate, or organize a community fundraiser for Jefferson.

Sunday, March 24, 2019

11th Annual Get Your Rear in Gear
Please Touch Museum | Philadelphia, PA

Jefferson is a proud sponsor and beneficiary of the annual Get Your Rear in Gear event, a four-mile run, two-mile walk and kids’ fun run. Organized by Maria Grasso, the daughter of a former Jefferson patient who lost his battle with colon cancer, this Colon Cancer Coalition event raises awareness and support for colorectal cancer research and patient care at the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center, Division of Colorectal Surgery, and Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at Jefferson Health.

Sunday, March 24, 2019

Point Breeze 5K Run/Walk
Wharton Square Playground | Philadelphia, PA

Sky Community Partners (Sky), Councilman Kenyatta Johnson, and the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson Health are hosting the 5th Annual Point Breeze 5K & Health Fair. The Point Breeze 5K will raise funds to promote and support local pancreatic cancer awareness and early detection and to encourage healthy lifestyles, specifically in underserved communities.

Sunday, March 24, 2019

Paint the Trail Purple
Schuylkill River Trail | Conshohocken, PA

Paint the Trail Purple is a 5K walk/run and 22-mile bike ride on the Schuylkill River Trail that helps raise funds and awareness for pancreatic research for the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson Health. The bike ride includes a photo at the Rocky Statue at the Art Museum.

Sunday, March 24, 2019

Amy’s Ride/Run/Walk Against Pancreatic Cancer
The Park on 4th | Quakertown, PA

This unique event is incredibly family friendly with a festival atmosphere and lots of options! Participants can choose from one of four options: 5K walk, 5K run, 24-mile bike ride or 42-mile bike ride. The rain-or-shine event held is held every May to benefit pancreatic research for the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson Health.

Sunday, March 24, 2019

Eagles Autism Challenge
Lincoln Financial Field | Philadelphia, PA

We are thrilled to build on the success of last year’s inaugural event, raising $2.5 million for autism research at Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health, CHOP, and Drexel from over 3,000 participants. Join Team Jefferson today as a cyclist, runner, walker, or virtual participant to ensure we have as strong of a team as last year!

Regional Events

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