MISSION: POSSIBLE is the brainchild of Jason Duff. He was born and raised in Northeast Philadelphia. Since 2007 he has served as a clinical psychologist in the United States Navy. He and his family have traveled the world and completed two overseas deployments. They continue to serve in the U.S. Navy and are based in the Washington, D.C./Virginia area. In May 2017 Jason was diagnosed with Lymphoma. He was successfully treated through surgery, chemotherapy and radiation at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. During his long hours of treatment he often thought about how he could make a difference once he regained his health. It was then that he decided to launch MISSION: POSSIBLE.
The primary purpose of the event is to raise awareness about cancer support, prevention, and treatment while raising funds to support the Cancer Support Community Greater Philadelphia (CSCGP). Secondarily, we will enjoy some of the top musical talent in Philadelphia. The CSCGP’s goals are to ensure that all people impacted by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action, and sustained by community. CSCGP provides a comprehensive professional program of social and emotional support and education designed to enhance the mind, body, and spirit of people affected by cancer.
This special event was held for the first time at Victory Beer Hall at Xfinity Live! Philadelphia on Sunday, February 18, 2018. With more than 750 attendees, numerous volunteers, and multiple sponsors we raised $10,000 for the Cancer Support Community Greater Philadelphia.
The event was a great success thanks to the backing of supporters such as Desoto Audio, the Philadelphia Union, Mission BBQ, Iacobucci Formal Wear Inc., RFM Photography, DMK Publicity, Carlino’s Market, Courtyard Philadelphia South, Battleship New Jersey Museum and Memorial, the Spirit of Philadelphia, G Love and Criss Angel (Mindfreak), and many more.
Entertainers included Laura Lea and Tripp Fabulous, Gypsy Wisdom, Octane, Bonehead, Bryen O’Boyle (Mr. Greengenes), Featherborn, Steve Turner and Cara Lynne (Late Last Night), Ray Ray (Split Decision), Michael Anthony Thompson (Deez2Guyz; Masquerade), Richie Yusko (Lima Bean Riot) and more.
This year, Mission: Possible 2 is being held on March, 24th 2019. Many of our same supporters and bands are back, and a few new faces have joined the effort. We’re shooting to make this an even greater day of music and a celebration of life while we double last year’s numbers.
The funds raised from our tickets sales and raffle items go directly to the CSCGP to support local Philadelphia families living with cancer. The CSCGP is so dedicated to providing their services that they are offered at no cost to avoid any impediments to receiving care. CSCGP groups and resources include support and networking groups, lectures and workshops, nutrition programs, mind-body wellness programs, creative expression programs and special programs for kids and teens. CSCGP is totally reliant upon the generosity of donors to make these wonderful programs available.