September 21, 2017
The Cooper Foundation of Cooper University Health Care and Ponzio’s Diner-Bakery-Bar hosted the Seventh Annual Jim Fifis Lung Cancer Research Fund Dinner on Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017. Guests attended the dinner at Ponzio’s in Cherry Hill as Susan Bass-Levin, President and CEO of the Cooper Foundation, announced that the dinner had raised $110,000 this year – and a total of $760,000 since its founding in 2011. Prior to his passing in 2007, Jim Fifis, a longtime owner of Ponzio's, asked his sons to advocate for a cure to lung cancer.
“This benefit dinner is our way of honoring our dad and supporting research at MD Anderson Cooper, so, in the future, no other families have to lose their loved one to lung cancer,” said Nick Fifis.
Below is a gallery of images from the event.
Full disclosure: PhillyVoice Founder and CEO Lexie Norcross serves on the Cooper Foundation board of trustees. She is the president of the Norcross Foundation, and her father, George E. Norcross III, is the chairman of the board of trustees of Cooper University Hospital.