Photos: Blingo to CureDuchenne from disco ball, to bling to Ed Rendell
a nonprofit that raises awareness and funds research to find a cure for
Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, hosted it’s first Blingo to CureDuchenne event on May 3 at 7.30pm at the Hyatt Regency. Presented by Bernie Robbins and Thrive Gaming LLC, Blingo
is an elegant evening of bingo and bling with celebrity guests and
prizes. Celebrity guests include DJ Zeke Thomas, Maria Papadakis, Dr.
Jennifer Caudle, Marisa Magnatta, Cory Wade Hindorff, and Ed Rendell.
including Philadelphia’s top business and community leaders, who enjoyed an
elegant evening of bingo and bling with celebrity guests while raising
more than $175,000 to support the most promising research projects aimed
at treating and curing Duchenne.
The event honored local entrepreneurs and philanthropists Wayne and Kimberly Kimmel. Former Philadelphia Mayor and Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell and Rakia Reynolds (above) from Skai Blue Media were the Blingo master of ceremonies. CNN on-air health expert Dr. Jennifer Caudle; The Preston and Steve Show’s Marisa Magnatta; and The Monday Morning Quarterback’s Andrew Brandt enthusiastically called blingo while guests, dressed in their finest bling, won amazing prizes donated by local businesses.