Bryn Mawr Hospital Oncology Dept. to Sponsor C.H.I.L.I Cook-Off and Cancer Community Day on 4/26

Monday, April 21, 2014

WHEN: Saturday, April 26, 2014, 10:00 am–2:00 pm (news media is invited from 11:00 am–Noon for a ceremony honoring clinical trial patients by Dr. John Devlin)

WHAT: The Bryn Mawr Hospital Oncology Program will sponsor a C.H.I.L.I. (Champions for Hope, Information, Levity & Inspiration) Cook-Off and Cancer Community Day, honoring Bryn Mawr Hospital’s cancer clinical trial patients. The event will feature various program and treatment information offered by the Oncology Program including: smoking cessation, nutrition, wig program, clinical trials, pet therapy and much more. Free activities for the whole family including: games, face painting, Dunk-a-Doc tank, Strollin’ Colon, live music performed by the Brigade, and raffles for a chance to win a prize! Reiki sessions or massages will also be offered, as well as food and beverages, including the chili cook-off. Winners of the chili cook-off will be announced at the end of the event.

WHO: Bryn Mawr Hospital’s oncology physicians and clinicians will be present. BMH’s clinical trials heroes will be honored by Dr. John Devlin, Bryn Mawr Hospital hematologist and medical oncologist.

WHERE: Bryn Mawr Hospital, Parking Lot C, 130 South Bryn Mawr Avenue, Bryn Mawr, PA 19010.

About Bryn Mawr Hospital

Bryn Mawr Hospital, a member of Main Line Health, is a 319-bed, not-for-profit acute-care teaching hospital dedicated to helping the community stay well ahead on the path to life-long health. The Hospital achieved Magnet® designation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the nation’s highest award for recognizing excellence in nursing care, and has been nationally recognized by Press Ganey, Thomson Reuters (now Truven Analytics), and The Joint Commission, along with other healthcare ratings organizations, for its high quality patient care. The Neurocardiac Critical Intensive Care Unit (NCICU) and Intensive Care Unit (ICU) have received the Silver Beacon Award by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) for superior nursing care. Bryn Mawr Hospital has been named among the top ten hospitals in the Philadelphia metro area in US News & World Report’s Best Hospitals, and is ranked as high-performing in nine categories: cardiology and heart surgery, diabetes & endocrinology, gastroenterology and GI surgery, geriatrics, nephrology, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopedics, pulmonology and urology. The Hospital offers a full range of services, including bariatric, cancer, cardiovascular, maternity, Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, neurovascular and orthopedic, all aided by a dedicated team of health care professionals and innovative technologies such as the da Vinci® Surgical System’s robotic technology and RIO Robotic Arm Interactive Orthopedic System. Through Bryn Mawr Hospital’s collaboration with the Jefferson Neuroscience Network, the university-affiliated Neurovascular Center offers rapid access to advanced diagnostics and treatment options for stroke and cerebral aneurysm care. Bryn Mawr Hospital has also collaborated with Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children to include round-the-clock care for children in our pediatric inpatient unit and emergency department staffed by emergency medicine physicians who are board-certified in pediatric care. For more information, visit

Mary Kate Coghlan
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