Philadelphia

PHOTOS: The Kidney Ball, MC’d by Mike Jerrick, entertainment by the Mummers #CharityGala

The last two weeks, as you may surmise, have been dominated by event after event. It doesn’t matter that I have 4 outlets, when you shoot 26 events in a week there’s going to be a delay. Plus my feedburner is on the blitz. I’ll have to address that when I have time. Today we’re going to the Kidney Ball which was held Saturday a week ago. The same night I went to the HRC Dinner and the Red Ball, which the later I have yet to publish. I do hope you follow along with me on twitter and instagram, when I do #LiveReport from these events. Thanks so much and on with the show…

 Every event needs to begin with the Mummers
 
and then have Fox 29’s Mike Jerrick MC their event. I don’t think there’s another reporter/anchor in this City that participates in as many charity events as he does. Plus he’s so darn good at commanding the attention of an audience, while being funny at the same time.

Denise Lomento and Luis Ortiz, both of Saks Bala Cynwyd
Cheri and Kevin Sperling
Mian Jan, Zarshawn Jan and Ambereen Jan
Joseph Anton, Jennifer Anton, Johanna Walters and Ryan Swiney
The evening began with the delicious Cescaphe signature seafood and Italian buffet, and that’s just the cocktail hour.
Samantha Peruto and Anca Stanescu

Robert Talley, Ken Maminski, Capt Aqua String Band, and Margie Talley
Barb Kucia and Mary Kay Cousart
Fred Vitaly, Shannon Oats Rivera, Leonard River, Bill Campbell and Joe Mullen
The event welcomed over 370 guests and together we raised over $375,000 toward the awareness, prevention, and treatment of kidney disease in the Delaware Valley.
Not
only did the Pearl Anniversary honor Dr. George Francos, the Beatrice
F. Nicoletti Professor of Nephrology at Thomas Jefferson University,
the event also reunited him with Mary Sullivan, a former patient’s
wife. The evening stood as a “gift of remembering” for her and Dr.
Francos as they remembered her husband’s struggle with kidney disease.

www.nkfdv.org

Janaea Holmes and Christine Holmes


Co-Chair Taylor Campitelli with mom Mary
Frankie Mancuso, Toby Delarosa and Peter Lance. Later the trio hit up City of Hope’s Dragapalooza at Voyeur. I heard I missed something special. I covered the Red Ball, which I will be writing this week. So behind in my events.