Methodist Hospital Foundation hosted another sold out Fashion Fundraiser — the 11th Annual

Guest Music DJ – Stephen K. Klasko, MD, MBA
President, Thomas Jefferson University
CEO, Jefferson Health


12 pm Cocktail Reception with Raffle & Silent Auction
1pm Plated Brunch
2pm Fashion Show

Dennis R. Delisle


Master of Ceremonies
Dennis R. Delisle, ScD, Foundation President




Jesse Roman, MD

Guest Speaker
Jesse Roman, MD, Professor of Medicine
CEO, Jane and Leonard Korman Respiratory Institute • Enterprise Division Chief




Elissa Bloom

Fashion Announcer
Elissa Bloom, Director
Philadelphia Fashion Incubator at Macy’s Center City

MEET Our DESIGNERS from the Philadelphia Fashion Incubator at Macy’s Center City

New respiratory program provides patients with low dose CT lung scans


The Methodist Hospital Foundation is helping people in the region with respiratory disorders breathe easier. Proceeds from this year’s Fashion Show fundraiser will benefit the expansion of respiratory services in our South Philadelphia community in conjunction with the Jane and Leonard Korman Respiratory Institute in Philadelphia. Services include lung cancer screenings and a COPD Center of Excellence.

The rate of respiratory related diseases in the U.S. is on the rise—one in four Americans suffers from serious chronic or life threatening respiratory diseases, leading to emergency room visits, diminished quality of life, and death. With the continued support of the Jane and Leonard Korman Family, the Institute brings an extraordinary level of expertise in diagnosing and treating complex respiratory illnesses to our community.

The Korman Respiratory Institute offers a full array of services, including:

  • Lung nodule screening and monitoring to identify if and when intervention is needed, as well as identify early-stage lung cancer or other lung diseases
  • Advanced technologies, such as low-dose CT, endobronchial ultrasound and PET lung scans
  • Diagnostic tests
  • Minimally invasive surgeries
  • Targeted radiation therapies to prevent progression of lung cancer and other lung diseases
  • Access to patient care

The Institute not only provides outstanding patient care, but also conducts pioneering research into better therapies and cures for respiratory conditions.

According to Dennis Delisle, President and CEO of the Methodist Hospital Foundation, the overall goal for fundraising initiatives that support the expansion of respiratory services is to develop clinical programs that meet the needs of the South Philadelphia community.