Parkinson Disease Council – Summer Solstice at Table 31 & a Meet & Greet with Earth Wind & Fire

The fun and fabulous of Philadelphia came out to honor Pat and Jack Parker on
an magnificent night al fresco at Table 31 at The Comcast Center to support the Parkinson Council. What a venue for a beautiful summer evening! Owner/Chef Chris Scarduzio and Event Manager Tyrone Blakely hit it out of the park with mini sliders, margarita pizzas and delicious light bites.

The event, attended by over 200, celebrated the summer solstice and served as
the annual kickoff to the 2011 Parkinson Golf Classic, which will commenced
Monday June 27, at Philadelphia Cricket Club (and was sold out!). The party was
chaired by Karen Jacobson and Barry Milberg and was attended by iconic Philadelphians such as Larry Magid, Pete + Jan Albert, Kerry Pacifico, Lisa DiBattista, (daughter of famed Jimmy’s Milan), Jon Felix, Bonnie Young, Babs Snyder and Dr Matt Stern.
The Parkinson Council, which is based in Bala Cynwyd, connected with Earth Wind
and Fire’s Maurice White through committee member Bob Cole of World Wide

Stereo. Also on hand, Vine Street Imports, Louis Latour Wines, Kiehls goodies and a sneak preview of the prelaunch of all time philly favorite…PEANUT CHEWS. McIntosh – the Rolls Royce of all audio systems was also a key sponsor – giving the crowd a reminder of the sweet sound of Philadelphia with tunes from Teddy Pendergrass, McFadden + Whitehead, The Spinners and of course Earth Wind and Fire – who will also be doing an in store appearance at World Wide Stereo’s Montgomeryville location on June 30th.Parkinson’s affects more people than Leukemia, MS, and ALS combined. According to the National Institutes of Health, about 50,000 new cases

are reports annually. Events such as the annual Golf Classic enable the Parkinson
Council to continually raise funds to provide financial grants to local hospitals
and universities dedicated to promoting research into the causes and cure for the
disease in addition to educating patients, caregivers, health professionals and the
general public about the chronic neurodegenerative illness
Howard Lipschutz CPA, Bob and Barbara Lewis
Teresa Katz, and Rusty Silverman. Rusty is a board certified family doctor and a local photographer. He has been photographing scenes of the Jersey shore and lifeguards for about 40 years.
Karen Cole and Susan Kleiman

Betsy Rubenstone, Claire Stuempfia, and Babs SnyderBonnie Young, Co-Founder of The Do Gooders, Dan Forman and Jen Albert
Susie Krupnick and Neesa Procaccino, is an Art Teacher/Artist at The Philadelphia School
Chair for tonight’s event Karen Jacobson with author Carol Saline and Paul Rathblott. I admired Carol’s jewelery and she told me the funny story how she had seen it on jewelers Caroline Wiseman neck and admired it so. At the end of that event Caroline sold it right off her neck and it went onto Carol’s. I think it was a great buy as it’s so much fun.
Pete Albert, Larry Magid and Frank Ventresca. It was cool to meet Larry Magid after reading about him for my entire life.
Table 31’s Chef Scarduzio takes a turn at the charity hole in one green

Dr Matthew B. Stern, MD. Parker Family Professor of Neurology with co-chairs Barry Milberg and Karen Jacobson
Pat and Jack Parker and Barry Milberg
Jim and Judy Veghte
Lynne Edwards and Barbara O’Neill. Lynne is with Korman Suites, which just took over the Ben Franklin House (which I had tweeted back in March). She tells me they are re-branding the building to be called The Franklin Residences.
Carolyn Curci and Diane Sarkisian. Diane is a Center City Real Estate Agent. Which A -List star does she look like. If you guest Cher you’d be right. They are cousins.

Jamie Joffee and Bob Cole of World Wide Stereo – who really stepped up the live auction, raising tens of thousands of dollars and awareness for the Parkinson Disease. TONIGHT: Earth Wind and Fire make a special appearance at his store in Montgomeryville at 6:30PM to kick off the holiday weekend!

Don’t forget you can catch a full concert by Earth Wind and Fire on July 4th at the Phila Art Museum followed by fireworks. Check out all of the July 4th Celebrations, especially events that are going on today through Monday HERE and on their FB here

This post was partially written by Jamie Joffee with the support of The Parkinson Council