Philadelphia

DONORS ARE HEROES “THE PARTY” at the Hyatt at the Bellevue

First I have to apologize. I’ve gotten so far behind since starting my column with Philadelphia Magazine, and recently Mike built a new computer for me. My little closet office is in disarray and my notebooks are out of order and well I’m just overwhelmed. BUT I know the message for this event, it’s don’t take your organ’s to heaven with you. You can save a life, even as yours ends. I know that sounds morbid, but today is the 6th anniversary of the death of my father when he fell and hit his head, and one of his last requests was to donate all his organs as noted on his drivers license. Also he told my mom that it was his wish. I don’t know if the hospital officials looked at his wallet, but I do know that they asked my mom what his wishes were and she knew. So make your wishes known, and save a life.
Donors Are Heroes presented the Eighth Annual “THE Party” at the Park Hyatt at the Bellevue. The event raises funds for the Gift of Life Donor Program, the region’s organ and tissue transplant network.

Lauren O’Dorisio, Philadelphia Style Magazine Publisher John Colabelli, co-founder of The Party Renee Freeman, Miss Philadelphia Andrea Helfrich, so-founder of The Party, Don Freeman

Eva Fertman , Eastern Penna Orthopedics, Wayne Spilove, PHMC , Chairman, Philadelphia, PA with Aryanna Abouzari, an attorney with the PA Dept of Welfare

Over 79,000 U.S. patients are currently waiting for an organ transplant; nearly 3,000 new patients are added to the waiting list each month.
Noel Perate with her mom and dad. Dad is an organ recipient.
Marilyn Sukonick-Zeff A professional Tarot Card Reader for 20yrs, I provide entertainment for both Corporate & Private events.
Daniel Reinherz, Hadas Kuznits and Brett Silver (Just missed you Friday night at Steppingstone)
Organ Donors Are Heroes, founded in 2001, is a committed group of volunteers supporting the Gift of Life Donor Program and its charitable supporting organization, Transplant Foundation.
Michael Short and Joseph Matthews, Joe has an awesome interior design company.
Gift of Life serves as the link between donors and patients awaiting life-saving transplants. To date, it has coordinated nearly 28,000 transplants. For more information, visit www.donors1.org.