Lillian M.J. Dixon
The James F. Graham
Woman of Courage Award 2013
Lillian M.J. Dixon had a stellar career with the City of Philadelphia. In her 35 years of employment, she worked at the Philadelphia County Prisons, the Department of Finance, the Sheriff's Office and finally the Court of Common Pleas as a Court Administrative Officer.
After surviving her battle with breast cancer, however, Mrs. Dixon changed the focus of her life and began working with those less fortunate. She started a new career as a teacher and ignited a passion for learning in her students. In addition, as a member of the Haven Peniel United Methodist Church, she spearheaded the creation of the Haven Peniel Senior Citizens Facility, a $10 million dollar project funded by HUD. Mrs. Dixon is a past president of the National Association of Blacks in Criminal Justice (NABCJ), a member of the NAACP, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., the National Teachers' Association, the YWCA and is secretary of the Haven Peniel Development Corporation (HPDC). Congratulations to Lillian for receiving this year's James F. Graham Woman of Courage Award.
Please join us in participating in an upcoming fundraiser for a cause that is dear to our heart. On March 1, 2013, Together We Can 2013, a benefit for the Joan Karnell Cancer Center at Pennsylvania Hospital will be held at the beautiful Diamond Club at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, home of the Philadelphia Phillies. This special event, held every other year, raises funds to provide supportive care services, further cancer research, offer community outreach through screenings and education, and to reach out to thousands of patients and families with this devastating disease.
As many of you know, Karen and Jim Graham were treated at the Joan Karnell Cancer Center at Pennsylvania Hospital and we are most grateful for the exceptional care that they received there. As a result, we are asking you to join us in support of this important event. In the past two years, you provided generous support to Karen Graham Golf Outing. This year, instead of the golf outing, our committee has decided to support this event, and we hope that we can count on your support as well. All funds raised by our committee will be designed to the Karen Graham Fund, and directedto the causes that Karen and Jim espoused.
Please consider joining us for this wonderful event which will help provide supportive care services for people whose lives have been touched by cancer. The Cancer Center provides psychological counseling, music and art therapy, shiatsu massage, nutrition counseling and pain and symptom management to thousands of patients each year. All funds raised from this event go directly to provide these services at no cost to the patient. In addition, the funds raised will help with cancer research, cancer screenings and early detection, cancer risk evaluation and community education.
There are various ways to support this event, including sponsorships, individual tickets or simply
providing a donation. Please do not hesitate to contact the Cancer Center for further information,
contact Marylou Osterman at 215-829-6466 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Information and online
donation can also be found on our website www.PennMedicine.org/TogetherWeCan. We hope that
we can count on your support for this important event!