She mentions that they have never had a photographer, it’s not in their budget, they this is their one event a year to raise funds for people w/o insurance to get the care they need when they are diagnosed with breast cancer, that the funds from this organization stay right here in Philadelphia and it all goes to the care of the patient. Say no more I will do what I can for youse. Lisa Nutter was supposed to appear in person, but a few days before the event pulled out because “something came up”,
but I was excited to meet a few of Linda Creed’s relatives like her aunts Renee Kasepf and Shirlee Kaplan with friend Gini Peltz
There was a fashion show and 80 year old, 25 yr survivor volunteer Sally Harris took part in the catwalk
SO the reason I am posting these photos so late is because I did try and get them in several publications, where I am usually successful, but because of the season and the run up to the New Year, no such luck. But they are just as tickled to be on Philly Chit Chat, and I am excited to tell you about the Linda Creed Foundation. The Board of Directors. L-R Mary Olssen, Patty Friel, Ferald Olsen, Isabel Momer, Maryanne Cascicato, and Kathy Latinee.
Renee McNear, Sallie Harris Carol Muray and Alberta Crawford enjoy the day. Now this event began at 11AM and these girls were dressed, just every day girls touched by breast cancer in their family and out to spend the first December weekend sharing in the hope for a cure. I really enjoyed photographing this event. Everyone was just so into the day. Buying lots and lots of raffle tickets, talking fashion, excited for the holidays.
And can say something, OMG I have been to a lot of events and the donations that rolled in for these folks were off the hook. I asked Patti how she did it, how did she get the Florida trips, the Movado Watch, everything. Patti is not a PR person, she’s an assistant to a judge at Common Pleas Court, she could be retired but she’s waiting for her judge to retire, as for the Movado watch, she was in NYC saw it in the window, walked in and said to the sales person “Who do I talk to to get that watch donated to the Linda Creed Breast Cancer Foundation Luncheon in Philadelphia” and that was it the ball was rolling. Thank you so much sponsors. All the items in these baskets were the ones where you bought the ticket and then dropped the ticket in a basket to win. There was a silent auction table too.
Marcia Shprintz and Adele Miller
Katrina Keating, Catherine Ryan, Haley Rooney, Annie Finefan, Casey Rooney, Kolbe Keating, Carly Keating Christina Wilton (OK I realize I should have moved poor Kolbe from behind Carly’s head)
The students from Villanova donated Four Hundred dollars
Shirlee Kaplan awards the the Gene Kaplan “Volunteer of the Year Award” to Karen E. Wheeler. I wish I had photographed her shoes, they were electric purple.
Every year the Linda Creed Breast Cancer Foundation provides over 325 mammograms and 200 diagnostic tests, breast health information to over 5,000 women, field numerous calls every week to women who have just “found” a lump, and help women and their families survive the financial crunch that often comes with cancer treatment. Do this, we depend on you. More than 75% of our income comes from individuals. Your gift of $50, $100, $1,000 or more helps make it possible. Janet Genardi on behalf of Genardi’s Supermarket donated $107, 000 to LC Foundation. Please help out the Linda Creed Foundation
, keep the money local and for the people suffering from this terrible disease that might not be so fortunate to have health insurance.