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We welcome you to watch our inspiring event

Thursday, March 25th at 7:00PM EST

A For Pete’s Sake Virtual Experience

Presented by:

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Meet Our Special Guests

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Host
Julie Chen Moonves

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Performer
Mandy Gonzalez

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Performer
Hugh Panaro

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Guest
Fran Drescher

Virtual Event Registration

Be lifted up in love on 3/25/21 at 7 PM! Registration for the event is complimentary; please provide your information so we can keep you updated about the event and share your impact afterwards. Share the event with your family and friends – it is going to be a spectacular production filled with hope, entertainment and inspiring stories.

Our Mission

Erin is a 40-year-old wife and mother to 5 children, ages 3 to 11. She was diagnosed with metastatic pancreatic cancer in January 2020 and has undergone extensive treatment including surgery and chemotherapy. Erin’s oncology team at Abramson Cancer Center at Chester County Hospital nominated her to receive a Travel Respite experience at Woodloch Resort in January 2020. Her team knew that she needed time with her family to relieve stress and reconnect. Your support helps us give this gift to families each month!

“Our For Pete’s Sake respite was needed more than we thought! After only a short time on the car ride there I knew that this trip was going to be special. We belly laughed, we had deeper conversations, we looked each other in the eyes more, we put down the technology and made memories that will last forever. I’m realizing that these things only happen when you get away and this respite provided that for our family. Not only did we get away, but we pushed aside our daily struggles and fears and just had fun. Thank you For Pete Sake for loving our family and allowing us to just “be”. – Erin

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Our Mission

Erin is a 40-year-old wife and mother to 5 children, ages 3 to 11. She was diagnosed with metastatic pancreatic cancer in January 2020 and has undergone extensive treatment including surgery and chemotherapy. Erin’s oncology team at Abramson Cancer Center at Chester County Hospital nominated her to receive a Travel Respite experience at Woodloch Resort in January 2020. Her team knew that she needed time with her family to relieve stress and reconnect. Your support helps us give this gift to families each month!

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“Our For Pete’s Sake respite was needed more than we thought! After only a short time on the car ride there I knew that this trip was going to be special. We belly laughed, we had deeper conversations, we looked each other in the eyes more, we put down the technology and made memories that will last forever. I’m realizing that these things only happen when you get away and this respite provided that for our family. Not only did we get away, but we pushed aside our daily struggles and fears and just had fun. Thank you For Pete Sake for loving our family and allowing us to just “be”. – Erin

Auction & Raffle

Our auction is open! We are using mobile bidding powered by OneCause.com.   Additional items will be added on a weekly basis.  You may browse and bid on items as well as purchase raffle tickets.  You must register for the auction in order to place a bid.  The auction will remain open until Friday, March 26th at 10:00 pm EST.  Raffle winners will be announced on Saturday, March 27th.  All winners will be notified by text message in which they will receive a link to complete payment.  FPS will reach out to winners to organize redemption immediately following the event.  All items can be picked up at the FPS Office in Plymouth Meeting, PA or can be shipped at the buyer’s expense.  If you have auction-related inquiries, please contact Alisa Tammaro at alisa@takeabreakfromcancer.org

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Sponsors

Thank you to the incredible 2021 FPS Virtual Experience sponsors that made this evening possible.

Presenting Sponsors

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Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

Michael & Colleen Koh
Latsha Davis & McKenna, PC
TD Bank
Univest
WSFS Community Foundation

Bronze Sponsors

Delran Builders Company, Inc
Main Line Health
PJM Interconnection
Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center-Jefferson Health
Total Risk Management Services, Inc

In Kind Sponsors

JTWO Films
Slate PR, LLC
Vault Communications

Interested in supporting the Virtual Experience?

2021 Community Hero Award Recipient

We are proud to announce our 2021 Community Hero Award Recipients – Governor Estates.

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Thank you for your unwavering support and dedication to our mission and the families we serve.

Thank You!

Thank you to our committee members who have worked hard to plan this experience! As shown in our 20th Anniversary video, it takes a village to build an outcome-based nonprofit, especially one that is a pioneer for respite across all cancer types! We are grateful to every volunteer who throughout the years has helped us reach our 20th Anniversary milestone. You have changed lives forever!

Honorary Co-Chairpersons

Kate and Jerry Hathaway
Erin and Steven Selcher

Virtual Experience Committee Members

Tai Anderson
Bob Asklar
Lisa Barbiero
Alice Ann Bossow
Jeanne Caputo
Rachel Carmody
Anne Casey
Alyce Cerniglia
Jeanne Dolaway
Alison Duffner

Kerry Duggan
Donna Estrele
Courtney Ferrero
Barb Gutt
Kim Heim
Craig Jones
Lakisha Knight
Mariann Ledwith
Dana Linn-Greenhalgh

Patty Martelli
Maria McDermott
Missy McGinn
Julie Noble
Rory O’Fee
Ellie Rittenhouse
Rosemary Stout
Brittany Tressler
Kate White
Gretchen White

Help Us Spread The Word

Thank you to our committee and our community ambassadors that are inviting their community to enjoy our experience! We are looking for community ambassadors in all states to share our mission! Click below to request a toolkit that will help you spread the word.

Frequently Asked Questions

What technology is used during the FPS Virtual Experience?

Our program will be hosted on this website – LOVEFPS.org.  We will send you email reminders with direct links to the program, and encourage you to stream it on your TV if you have the technology!

Auction & Raffle: All transactions related to the auction or raffle will be hosted on our mobile bidding software, Onecause. There is a separate link for the auction.

This success of this evening relies on donations from our viewers. To donate click here. Donations are 100% tax-deductible and will support families facing cancer. Thank you!

What device should I use to participate in the FPS Virtual Experience?

For the best viewing experience, we suggest guests use a computer, however, all event elements can also be accessed through a mobile device or tablet.

How do I donate to support future families in the FPS respite program?

We have an impactful fundraising goal as this is the only major event we anticipate hosting this year. Your donation will support our Travel and Staycation respite programs, and will immediately impact families facing cancer today! To support our goal, please click here, or Venmo a gift to @breakfromcancer (include your email in the comments so we can send you a tax receipt).

How do I bid on auction items or purchase raffle tickets?

Our auction opens on Feb 26th! Browse and bid on items using a computer, mobile device or tablet. To register, visit http://bidpal.net/lovefps2021. The auction will remain open until 10:00 pm EST on Friday, March 26th. When the auction closes, winners will be notified by text message in which they will receive a link to complete payment. FPS will reach out to winners to organize redemption immediately following the event. If you have auction-related inquiries, please contact Alisa Tammaro at alisa@takeabreakfromcancer.org

Who should I contact if I would like to donate an auction item?

We’re so thankful for your consideration! Please email Alisa@takeabreakfromcancer.org.

What should I wear?

There is no official dress code to follow, but we are still encouraging guests to embody the spirit of the in-person event by getting festive! If you want to dress formal, go for it. If you prefer casual and comfortable, that’s great too!

Can I mail a check to support the fundraising efforts?

Yes, checks can be mailed to 620 West Germantown Pike, Suite 250, Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462. Please write “virtual event” in the memo.

How else can I help FPS share their mission and/or fundraise?

Thank you for your kindness! We have so many ways to help, and invite you to visit our main website at www.takeabreakfromcancer.org and view the options under “Get Involved”. Our newest focus is launching a cornhole tournament fundraiser that WE bring to YOU (the perfect socially distanced, outdoor event!). You can learn more about cornhole for cancer here. We also encourage you to consider giving a monthly gift to directly support our respite program, and looking into Pete’s Partners – a corporate giving initiative.

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