2013 FIGHT for Life Gala

FIGHT for Life Gala 2013

It’s not over until we are all safe!

Please join us in our continuous battle against HIV as we honor former Governor Ed Rendell for his career-long commitment to fighting HIV/AIDS. Your contribution to the 2013 FIGHT for Life Gala will help us provide comprehensive HIV primary medical care at our Jonathan Lax Treatment Center to our growing client base.
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Date: Wednesday, December 4, 2013, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Location: The Union League of Philadelphia, 140 S Broad St.
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Honoree Ed Rendell

Ed Rendell

“I am excited to be recognized and honored at the Fight for Life Gala this year. The fight against the spread of HIV/AIDS has been successful because of broad-based community action groups and Philadelphia FIGHT has been a leader in this battle.”

Honoring Ed Rendell for his career-long support of people living with HIV/AIDS and the LGBT Community. Because of Ed Rendell’s support and efforts, people living with HIV and the LGBT community have more protections and greater access to lifesaving therapies. His efforts have created models used by cities and states nationwide.


Philadelphia FIGHT is a comprehensive AIDS Service Organization providing state of the art HIV primary medical care, consumer education, advocacy, social services, outreach to people living with HIV and to those who are at high risk, and access to the most advanced clinical research. Our goal and hope is to end the AIDS epidemic within the lifetime of those currently living with HIV.

Host Committee

Kory Aversa, Dennis Barnebey, Chris Bartlett, Robert Beckmann & Matt Fuehrer, Michael Blank & Marlene Eisenberg, Bud Bretschneider, Barbara Bungy*, Kevin Cafferky, Thom Cardwell, Lee & Susan Cassanelli, Marné Castillo* & Spencer Penn, John* & Ruth Cella, Kevin Cotten*, Joe & Sue Clark, Zupenda Davis, Annet Davis-Vogel, Jeff Draine, James Duggan, Katie Dunphy, Fred Dunston*, Ted Faigle, Renee Gilinger, Robert Gilinger & Robin Lovejoy, Ronda Goldfein, Tom & Nancy Jennings, Marya & Brigid Kaye, Rick Lombardo*, Tom McCoy, Bishop Ernest McNear*, Harry Millan & Joe Snyder, Luis Montaner*, Sam Morales* & Karen McCracken, Jackie Morrill and Mike Donahue, Domingo & Patty Negron, Kathy Padilla, Councilwoman Maria Quinones Sanchez, Ronald Rhodes*, LaDonna Smith*, Michael Soileau & Thomas Ude, Edward Spelman* & Michael Donato, Andy St. Remy*, Arlene Solomon, Sharon Suleta, Susan Thomas, John Trudeau, Michael Weiss, Scott Wilds* & Martin Bodtmann, Tom & Loretta Witt, Caite Wolak

* Board Member

Individual/Family Sponsorship Levels

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  • General Tickets: $100
  • VIP Tickets*: $150, $250 (couple)
  • FIGHTers**: $250, $400 (couple)

Advertising and sponsorship opportunities are also available. For more information, contact mmarsico@fight.org or dmoskowitz@fight.org.

Please Note: The Union League dress code requires business attire. Jackets and collared shirts for men. Dresses, pant suits with jackets, blouses and skirts or tailored pants for women. No jeans, t-shirts, or sneakers allowed.

Featured Silent Auction Item:  Cancun Paradise Vacation

Suggested Retail Value: Up to $8,416

This Experience Includes:

  • 7-night stay in a standard guest room at the 5 star Hyatt Regency Cancun
  • Round-trip coach class airfare for 2 from within the 48 contiguous U.S. or Canada to Cancun, Mexico
  • Complimentary booking

Hyatt Regency Cancun: 

Enjoy a 7-night stay in a standard guest room at this property located in Punta Cancun, right on the beach and in the heart of the Hotel Zone. The Hyatt Regency Cancun is just steps away from world-class shopping, restaurants and the best nightlife in Cancun. Enjoy the split-level pool with waterfalls, rest in ocean-view hammocks in the hotel’s exotic gardens, order a refreshing tropical drink in one of the hotel bars or improve your handicap at the nearby golf course.

American Airlines:

This package includes round-trip coach class service for two from any American Airlines destination in the 48 contiguous United States or Canada to Cancun, Mexico, subject to availability.  A Saturday night stay is required. AAdvantage miles may be earned in accordance with the terms and conditions of the AAdvantage frequent flyer program. Miles cannot be utilized to upgrade these coach class certificates to a higher level of service. The following blackout dates apply:

2012:  Nov 16-21, 24-26; Dec 21-24; Dec 28-31.

2013:  Jan 1-2; Feb 15-18; Mar 8-11, 15-17, 22-24; Mar 29-Apr 1; May 24-27; Jul 3-7; Aug 30-Sep 2; Nov 22-27; Nov 30-Dec 2; Dec 20-23; Dec 27, 2013-Jan 2, 2014.

Airfare will expire one year from the date of purchase. Any airport departure taxes, fees or fuel surcharges (if charged) are the responsibility of the purchaser.

Additional information:

Must be booked a minimum of 60 days in advance.  Reservations are subject to availability.  Certificates cannot be replaced if lost, stolen or destroyed.  All purchases are non-refundable.  Packages cannot be resold.  Suggested retail value is calculated using tariff air rates and rack room rates.  Ground transportation is not included.