On Thursday, May 2nd a lovely lunch took place with guests who want to save lives. There were several notable people from our area hosting the event including Jay Wright, Villanova men’s basketball coach, Etan Thomas, former NBA player, jewelry designer Moira Anne Rubino, Josh Broudy & Michael Rosenthal of RLB Law Group, and artist Dori Desautel Broudy hosted an intimate luncheon at Louie Louie for the launch of the Philadelphia chapter of the charity Gene Spotlight, which raises money for rare disease medical research.
Villanova Basket Ball coach Jay Wright of Berwyn speaks to the guests
The luncheon raised over $65,000 which will fund vital rare disease medical research at the Orphan Disease Center at Penn, CHOP, and other universities and hospitals.
Judith Broudy of Penn Valley, Alison Brady, Gladwyne and Sally Bachman
Kari Richards of Haverford, Alida Pegg of Bryn Mawr, Tanisha Salmons, Dori Broudy of Haverford and Rhonda Brown of Broomall
Mainline Today’s associate editor Melissa Jacobs wearing “Game Changer” bracelet with creator jewelry designer Moira Anne Rubino.
Local Philadelphia jewelry designer Moira Anne Rubino who launched her “Game Changer” wrap bracelets by Moira Anne at the event. They are adjustable on the wrist and can fit women, tweens, and men. Made from repurposed materials, seven different styles in an array of bright colors, metal, and letter beads which spell out the words “Game Changer” will be available for sale at www.MoiraAnne.com. Prices range from $32 each, to a
stack of two bracelets for $58 with 20% of sales benefiting Gene Spotlight.
Tracy Jones and Ray Priore, Head Football Coach at the University of Pennsylvania.
Honey Tishgart of Ardmore and Elise Westhoff of Haverford
At the event, former NBA player Etan Thomas signed copies of his latest book We Matter: Athletes and Activism.
Chip Brady, Allison Brady, Weiss PR, Jennifer Lynn Robinson and Kristin Detterline, Editor Philly Style Magazine.