It was a St. Luke’s Cancer Survivors Day like no other! More than 1,400 St. Luke’s cancer survivors and their guests were treated to Tony Orlando’s Great American Christmas at the Sands Bethlehem Event Center Sunday, December 6.
Survivors sang and danced in the audience and on stage with Tony who put on a lively two-hour concert that featured a medley of hits followed by a collection of best-loved Christmas songs. A very talented Santa Claus, a noble shepherd and others made guests appearances to the delight of the crowd. Post-concert, Tony Orlando spread more holiday joy by meeting with survivors and guests for conversation and autographs.
“We are truly blessed to have hosted so many St. Luke’s cancer survivors and their guests to celebrate survivorship and enjoy this festive show together,” said Lee Riley, MD, Network Chairman, Oncology Department, St. Luke’s University Health Network. “We must recognize all those who helped make this event possible through their incredible generosity, including Tony Orlando, the Sands Event Center, Boutique at the Rink, The Regina Patient and Family Support Endowment, and the St. Luke’s Auxiliary.”
Complimentary tickets to the event were offered on a first come-first served basis to St. Luke’s cancer survivors, who were able to bring a guest to accompany them for a nominal fee. Prior to the show, guests were treated to pre-concert reception in the Visions Bar where they mingled with St. Luke’s cancer specialists, oncology nurses, volunteers and support staff.
Because the concert was such a big hit with cancer survivors, the Sands Bethlehem Event Center and Tony Orlando are teaming up again to host a St. Luke’s Cancer Survivors Day performance on November 27, 2016. Stay tuned for more information on times.
To view and download the complete catalog of photos from the December 2015 event, click here.