Elixir: the Cure for the Common Gala - Saturday, May 18

Saturday, May 18, 2013 - 5:30pm - 10:00pm
Loews Philadelphia Hotel 1200 Market Street
1200 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
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Elixir: VIP Ticket

VIP reception starts 5:30 PM (thru 10:00 PM)

Elixir: General Admission Ticket

General admission starts at 7:00PM (through 10:00 PM)

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Don't delay - tickets are going FAST!  Join us on Saturday, May 18, 2013 for a festive, fun, fabulous affair in support of Mazzoni Center's programs and services for the LGBT community! 

*Tickets will be available online through midnight on Thursday, May 16, 2013.  After that tickets may be purchased at the door for $275 (VIP) and $150 (General Admission) while supplies last.

The theme of this year’s event is “Leading Ladies,” and Mazzoni Center will recognize a few outstanding female leaders who, in their professional and/or volunteer activities, have advanced the cause of LGBT health and wellness, HIV/AIDS care and services, and/or civil rights.  Marla Gold, M.D., Dean of the Drexel University School of Public Health, will be the recipient of this year’s Peter Mazzoni Award, in recognition of her pioneering achievements and contributions to HIV care and public health in Philadelphia, and her advocacy on behalf of LGBT health and wellness. Also being honored at this year’s Elixir event are: Christina Kallas-Saritsoglou, co-founder of Philly AIDS Thrift store, and a long-time supporter of HIV/AIDS service organizations in the city and region, who will receive the 2013 Ally Award; and LGBT community activist and Police Liaison Committee Member Jaci Adams, who will receive the 2013 Activist Leader Award.


More about our honorees





Elixir 2013 Honorees









Guests at this year’s Elixir event will enjoy a full open bar, a selection of passed hors d'oeuvres and buffet, musical entertainment by vocal trio Hotsy-Totsy and by DJ Andre Bruchez, plus a silent auction, and more! Guests who purchase VIP tickets will also enjoy complimentary champagne, wine, appetizers, and live performance by jazz vocalist and Philadelphia native Dena Underwood.  All VIP guests will automatically be entered into a special drawing for an overnight stay at the Loews that includes breakfast.  Tickets for the VIP event are $250, and general admission tickets are $125.  Tickets are available online (see above) or by calling 215-563-0652 x 218.

Silent auction highlights



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Proceeds from this year's Elixir event will support the expansion of women's health services at Mazzoni Center Family and Community Medicine (809 Locust Street), including specialized equipment that will allow our staff to perform critical cancer screenings for women, as well as treatment of pre-cancers, without having to refer them to outside providers.  Funds raised will also help us add more providers to the MCFCM staff this year, and to address the full spectrum of women's health issues within a primary care setting.


Many thanks to our auction coordinator, Mark Beyerle of SpecialtyUSA, LLC for helping to put together our silent auction, and to Kevin Wayne Jordan for your creative contributions to our decorations for the evening.  And much appreciation goes out to DJ Andre Bruchez who will be spinning at Elixir this year!

 DJ Andre Bruchez


Host, Honorary and Planning Committees


Elixir 2013 Sponsors


Gold Sponsor



Silver Sponsors





Bronze Sponsors





Event Sponsors





Media Sponsor




**Interested in group ticket rates? Contact Ron Perri at 215.563.0652 x218 or rperri@mazzonicenter.org.  Special rates include: $500 for 5 general admission and $900 for four VIP tickets.  Tickets must be purchased by Friday, May 3 to receive the group discount.

For information on sponsorship opportunities, or becoming an 'Elixir' host contact Perry Monastero at 215-563-0652 x 222 or pmonastero@mazzonicenter.org.