Philadelphia LIVESTRONG Challenge 2010

June 23, 2010

LIVESTRONG ChallengeIn Philly, on August 21 - 22, the LIVESTRONG™ Challenge takes place in the Philadelphia suburb of Blue Bell on the Montgomery County Community College Campus. This year we've expanded our Philly event to a 2-day format. Because of the growth of the event, moving the run/walk to Saturday will allow us to welcome more participants and add an additional 10K distance and Post Event Party for our runners and walkers. On Sunday, our riders can enjoy bike rides varying from 10, 20, 45, 75, and 100 mile options. For the first time ever in Philly, enjoy both activities of the LIVESTRONG™ Challenge.

In addition to the walk/run on a cancer health expose will take place on Saturday, August 21st on Montgomery County Community College's Central Campus. Click here for directions. At this expose the Abramson Cancer Center will be providing FREE skin cancer screenings.

Help raise funds to support the LIVESTRONG™ and its mission to inspire and empower people affected by cancer. Join the movement that's making a difference for people affected by cancer. It's only possible if we all work together!

Our CEO Ralph Muller picking up his jerseysPenn Medicine Team Captain: SueAnne Clark

Penn Medicine Team/Team CHOP Honorary Co-Chairs

  • Craig B. Thompson, MD
    Director, Abramson Cancer Center

  • John Maris, MD
    Chief Division of Oncology, CHOP

View Course Rides and Elevation Chart

Jackqueline McClure and Sue Anne ClarkCycling Clinic
Team Captain, SueAnne Clark, gets tips from Good Shepherd Penn Partners physical therapist, Diana Hearn


Running and Cycling Clinics

This year's team will benefit from FREE running and cycling clinics.

Cycling Clinic: TBA

GSPPRunning Clinic: Our next FREE running clinic will be Monday, August 9th. Click here for more details. View Flyer [PDF].



Bryn Mawr Running CompanyThe Bryn Mawr Running Company has agreed to offer support the PennMedicine Team/ Team CHOP for the 2010 Livestrong Challenge in Philly 5k/10k run/walk! They will be extending a 10% discount to all Penn Medicine Team/Team CHOP members at their two locations in Bryn Mawr and Media. For more information, contact Michael ( at the running store.

SonadeiSonadei is the proud sponsor for the Penn Medicine Team/Team CHOP for the Livestrong Challenge in Philly by supplying unique and custom cycling jerseys for the cycling team members! For more information about Sonadei please visit

Over 3,000 people, including many cancer survivors, participate in the Challenge. The Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennnsylvania, and its Living Well After Cancer™ Program will host a "Survivor Power Stop" at Heckler Plains Farmstead Road, 237 Landis Road, Harleysville, Pennsylvania on Sunday where hundreds of cyclists will stop to rest and refuel.

The LIVESTRONG™ Challenge is the LIVESTRONG™'s signature fundraising event which benefits the LIVESTRONG™ and Penn's LIVESTRONG™ Survivorship Center of Excellence Living Well After Cancer™ Program for adults and childhood cancer survivors. Penn's Living Well After Cancer™ Program is the only LIVESTRONG™ Cancer Survivorship Center of Excellence in the region. This status reflects our excellence in clinical care, research and education for adults and childhood cancer survivors.