This festive Grand Opening and Barn Raising event will gather local luminaries and community partners, along with our dedicated supporters and friends, to help us "lift" the walls and celebrate the official opening of CSC's Research & Training Institute - the first Institute in the United States dedicated to psychosocial, behavioral and survivorship research and training in cancer. Many hands are needed to support this initiative, so we are reaching out across our community and beyond, for your support. Join us for an evening in the park, renew your sense of community, and support our organization to advance our shared mission: ensuring that all people impacted by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action and sustained by community.
Thursday, September 15, 2011
6:00 PM - Reception
7:00 PM - Dinner, Program & Entertainment
Research & Training Institute Sheep Barn
4100 Chamounix Drive
Philadelphia, PA 19131
The Cancer Support Community: A Shared Campus in Fairmount Park
Built before 1763 on a hill overlooking the Schuylkill River in Fairmount Park, Ridgeland Mansion served for decades as a residence for its park directors. In 1997, this historic complex became the home of the Cancer Support Community of Philadelphia, one of more than 50 CSC affiliates worldwide. In 2010, CSC expanded its presence in Fairmount Park when it began the renovation of the Sheep Barn on the Ridgeland property, as the location of its esteemed Research & Training Institute.
Constructed in 1879, the Sheep Barn remains as a lasting memorial to Fairmount Park's introduction of the South Down sheep in the late 19th century. Today, it houses our innovative Institute which has become the model of translational research, bridging the gap between psychosocial research and the dissemination of evidence-based interventions into the community-at-large, enabling CSC to translate our mission fully into practice.
Hundreds of years after its creation, historic Fairmount Park continues to be a vital location for the surrounding community. The Cancer Support Community campus provides a true sanctuary, boasting reflective gardens and ambling pathways that invite creative thought and inspiration; thus bringing hope and healing to all those impacted by cancer.
For information about this event or to purchase tickets, please contact:
Debbie Rosenberg Bush