2014 Blue Tag Gala
Saturday, October 25, 2014

Blue Tag Gala

Event Details

Hyatt at The Bellevue

Broad and Walnut Streets
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. - Silent Auction & Reception
7:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. - Program, Dinner and Dancing

Attire: Black Tie Invited 

Online registration for the Blue Tag Gala is now closed. You can still purchase tickets by calling the Events team at 267-426-6496.

Fact Sheet

Please join the Ambassadors for Hope , Honorary Chair Tye Tribbett, Grammy award-winning artist, and Mistress of Ceremonies Renee Chenault-Fattah, News Anchor and Reporter, NBC10 Philadelphia at the Annual Blue Tag Gala, as they partner with The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia to raise funds in support of children with sickle cell disease. Start the evening with cocktails followed by dinner and dancing. All proceeds benefit the Comprehensive Sickle Cell Center at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.






Sickle Cell Research at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Photo Gallery

Blue Tag Photo Gallery

Patty Jackson supports the Blue Tag Gala

Click play below to listen


Thank you to our Lead Sponsors

Verizon| Andrea and Ken Frazier | Target

Click here to see our complete listing of 2014 sponsors as of 10/14/14

Who are the Ambassadors of Hope?

The Ambassadors of Hope are a group of dedicated leaders who lend their passion and expertise to help ensure the success of the annual Blue Tag Gala. The Ambassadors were invited to serve because of their demonstrated civic and corporate engagement and a keen ability to motivate others toward service and philanthropy. Their involvement broadens awareness about CHOP’s advances in the fight against sickle cell disease and inspires vital support for transformational research and unparalleled patient care. To learn more about the Ambassadors of Hope, please call (267) 426-6511.

Sickle Cell Center Leadership
Kim Smith-Whitley, M.D.

Director Emeritus:
Kwaku Ohene-Frempong, M.D.

Ambassadors of Hope
Darlene K. Logan, The Haverford School
Steven L. Sanders, Stoneridge Investment Partners LLC

Vice Chair:
Judith E. Royal, U.S. Government (Retired)

Terrence Barclift, Bank of America
Sandra T. Becks
Robert W. Bogle, The Philadelphia Tribune
Ronald A. Bradley, PECO
Tonya Comer, Tonya Comer Interiors
Patricia Darden, Esq.
Sheldon Gray, Sunoco Company
Aminta Hawkins Breaux, Ph.D., CHOP Trustee; Millersville University
Tracey Johnson, Sickle Cell Parent Network
Ernest Jones, Esq., Ejones Consulting, LLC
Armond Kinsey, Global Novations-A Korn/Ferry International Company
Winston and Carolyn Lowe, Lowe & Associates, LLC
Willie C. Martin, E.I. du Pont (Retired)
John Milligan, Milligan & Company LLC
Wanda Motley Odom, The Agnes Irwin School
Vernon Odom,WPVI- 6ABC
Irv and Carlotta Randolph, South Jersey Journal
Orien Reid Nix, Consumer Connection
Michael K. Tucker, Avis Budget Group
Ellyn Jo Waller, Ed.D., Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church
Joyce Warren, Vanguard Group
Hayward West, Deloitt Consulting, LLP

Honorary Members:
Patty Jackson, WDAS Radio
Raymond Johnson, Wilkie Lexus
Alfred C. Liggins, III, Radio One, Inc.
Walter J. Logan Jr., The Delta Alliance, LLC
Roland Martin, CNN/TV One Cable
Rev. Charles W. Quann, Bethlehem Baptist Church
James E. Royal, Jr. IBM Corp. (Retired)


What is the significance of "blue tag"?

Since patients with sickle cell disease often need many blood transfusions, it is best for them to receive blood that very closely matches their own. Donors with the same ethnic background usually make the best match.

Blood donors can guarantee their donation goes to help a patient with sickle cell disease by asking for the "Blue Tag." The "Blue Tag" notifies the American Red Cross testing lab that a blood donation is designated for the sickle cell program and the blood will be specifically matched for a patient with sickle cell disease.

How can we participate?

Sponsorship packages are tailored for individuals and corporations that are committed to Children's Hospital's mission. The sponsorship levels range from $2,500 - $25,000 and provide various opportunities for friends to join the Hospital by showcasing their leadership and support of the Sickle Cell Center. Advertisement opportunities range from $50-$500. Sponsors automatically receive full page/full color ad as well as tickets to the Gala. Program book sizes and specifications. Reservations must be received by August 15, 2014, to be included in the invitation.  

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Event Contact

Office: 267–426–6469

Date: Saturday, October 25, 2014
Time: 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM

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