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Brilliant Partnership: Wigs.com and Breastcancer.org

On March 29, 2019, Wigs.com and Breastcancer.org came together to empower and educate women with a three year partnership, at Lankenau Medical Center. To mark this occasion they hosted a wig wearing demonstration, as well as a panel discussion on Breast Cancer treatments. Wigs.com presented a a $100,000 donation check to Breastcancer.org in honor of their mission which is dedicated to providing the most reliable, complete, and up-to-date information about breast cancer and breast health as well as an active and supportive online community.

Haley Newbanks, Wigs.com and Hope Wohl, CEO Breastcancer.org

Carol Thomas, Adam Leitenberger, Melissa Jenkins, Cindy Pelton, and Delores Slaughter

Carliz Sotelo Moore, CEO and Co-Founder of Wigs.com assists Delores Slaughter on how to wear a wig as Dr. Marisa Weiss, founder and Chief Medical Officer, Breastcancer.org looks on.

Dr. Marisa Weiss, founder and Chief Medical Officer, Breastcancer.org accepts a check from Carliz Sotelo Moore, CEO and Co-Founder of Wigs.com celebrating their three year partnership in restoring confidence in women going through chemotherapy.

Carliz Sotelo Moore, CEO and Co-Founder of Wigs.com assists breast cancer survivor Rita Lusen, Breastcancer.org with her wig.

With a common goal to educate and help people who are going through breast cancer, Wigs.com and Breastcancer.org form a three-year partnership worth $100,000 in donations. The Breastcancer.org community of people with breast cancer will have access to Wigs.com experts, as well as hair loss education, including videos and content available on Breastcancer.org’s website.

Wigs.com will make purchasing from the larger collection of wigs on its website easier for the breastcancer.org community offering 10% off through a special coupon – BC10, which can be applied during checkout. For each purchase, Wigs.com will donate 10% of the proceeds to Breastcancer.org

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The Fashionable Ladies of the Mainline Enjoy the 15th Annual In Fashion Show

The Mainline Ladies Come out to Support Cancer Support Community

The Cancer Support Community (CSC) Greater Philadelphia held their 15th Annual “In Fashion!” Luncheon & Fashion Show in conjunction with Neiman Marcus. This year though they held the fundraiser on the Mainline at the Merion Cricket Club in Haverford and not in the store at King of Prussia Mall as had been done the past few years.

Mainline  For this year’s fundraiser, CSC partnered with Neiman Marcus who carries fashion designer Brunello Cucinelli clothing. Brunello Cucinelli’s ready-to-wear, handbag and shoe collections represent an expression of everyday luxury and sophistication, where comfort and style come together in an inseparable combination.

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There was a pop up shopping area where guests could buy Brunello Cucinelli’s designs. 10% of the proceeds would go to the CSC. Cucinelli regularly donates 20% of his profits through the Brunello Cucinelli Foundation.

Kathy O’Mara, Development Director Cancer Support Community and Kelly Harris, CEO Cancer Support Community.

Cancer Support Community supports men, women, and children living with cancer by offering free counseling, music therapy, support groups, educational workshops, exercise classes, and specialized programs for children and teens.

Cancer survivor, Lisa Barsky, who also volunteers many of her free hours at CSC and Paige Stengel, Marketing Coordinator at LaHoda Natural Health Centre

Petra Halloran, Erika Gabriel and Amanda Burch

Donna Celentans, Lynn Charlton and Julie Schellenger

Sandy Edelstein, Shana Schwartz, Robin Lovett, Nicole Schaeffer and Andrea Alexanian

Ali Bristow and Samantha Anne

Noelle Wein, JoAnn Wurzak and Ginny Salaman


Tara Lessard reigning over the beautiful fundraiser luncheon

Jeff Kellmer, Evelyn Cintron and Joann Massengill. Jeff donated a $5,000 bracelet which was auction off during the luncheon.

Stephanie Stahl, CBS3Philly emceed the event, where two young ladies whose mother is a cancer survivor, were models in the fashion show

 

Auctioneer Jeff Hammond working his magic raising additional funds for the organization. Not only is Jeff a great fundraiser, but a great MC as well.

Hilarie Morgan and Babs Snyder enjoy the fashion show


Marjorie Honickman chats during lunch

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Many guests slid over to the other sides of the table to get the best view of the gorgeous clothes
There were audible ahhs for this beautiful outfit

It was a successful event. I loved the new venue. Please check out Cancer Support Community and all their wonderful services, and pass the word. There are so many wonderful organizations out there to help those in need. They need our support, but most of all they’re there if you need them. Many times people don’t realize these programs are available, unless they hear about them from their case worker.

Look for additional photos in the February issue of Philadelphia Magazine and in the next issue of Liberty City Press

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Nicole Miller: The Power of Pink

Nicole Miller: The Power of Pink

On October 12th, 2017 Nicole Miller at the Bellevue welcomed 50+ attendees to embrace the “Power of Pink.” Kristin Detterline, Laura Promiscuo, Philadelphia fashion bloggers Laurelle Gunderson and Ra’Chell Richards, were in attendance along with friends and fashionistas gathered for a special charity shopping event dedicated to Living Beyond Breast Cancer.

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LBBC is a nonprofit organization that provides programs and services to help women whose lives have been impacted by breast cancer.


Denise DiSimone, Senior Vice President of PNC Bank, Wendy Hamilton, General Manager of Sugarhouse Casino, Jenny Woo, Vice President of ESM Productions and Dr Thanuja Hamilton joined the celebration hosted by dear friend Mary Dougherty.

Sabrina Pray, Bellevue store manager, Dr. Annina Wilkes, diagnostic radiologist of Jefferson University Hospital, and Mary K. Dougherty, Nicole Miller Philadelphia owner, joined together to kick off the Power of Pink charity shopping event on October 12th, 2017.

Emmy- nominated Co-host of Good Day Philly, Alex Holley, sporting the limited edition Nicole Miller pink baseball cap;

100% of the proceeds from the sales of the hat go to Living Beyond Breast Cancer.

Photos provided by client Nicole Miller

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Millésimé & Ligne Roset & Arclinea Kitchens Hosts a fundraiser Cocktail Party

Ligne Roset Philadelphia celebrated community and the good work done by Need in Deed and Vetri Community Partnership at a private event hosted on Thursday evening, June 1, 2017 at their Old City location (33 N. 2nd Street). To honor the occasion, they auctioned off two Ottoman armchairs designed by Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance, with special Masai upholstery by Raf Simons. 100% of the silent auction proceeds will go directly to these local charities. Both organizations are doing incredibly important work for the youth of Philadelphia.

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Located in Old City 33 N 2nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19106 Millésimé & Ligne Roset & Arclinea design showroom represents a collection of modern and contemporary furniture, lighting, kitchens and accessories for residential and commercial use. The Millésimé team provides expertise to architects, designers and individual clients.

Millésimé Laura Deyonker, Caryn Liss, and Carolyn Perri

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Zac Sivertsen and Megan Sivertsen

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Alex Freedman and Ilana Liss

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Vetri Cooking Lab is an out-of-school-time program for students in 4th through 6th grade that focuses on cooking, nutrition and food education featuring STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) core concepts.

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Toyin Ajayi-Frankel and Andy Frankel

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Richard Quinn and Lena Kim

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At Millésimé, I seek to inspire, connect and impact my client’s lives through curated collections of expertly crafted furniture, lighting, accessories and one-of-a-kind artwork. I’d love to share my vison and collections with you. Please contact me directly or visit our new showroom in Old City. – Jinous Kazemi

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Heather Huber and Danielle Zimmerman
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Ruth Snyderman and Rick Snyderman of the Snyderman-Works Galleries
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Heidi Nivling-Becker, Larry Becker, and Kimberly Kirn

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10% of all purchases during June 1-7 went to benefit the two worthy charities Need in Deed and Vetri Community Partnership

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Photos: Family Pasta Dinner to Support Ronald McDonald House SNJ

Earlier this month a ‘Family Pasta Dinner’—a unique dinner experience that brings families and friends  together for a professionally prepared family-style meal all in support of the Ronald  McDonald House of Southern New Jersey (RMHSNJ) occured at the Waterworks event facility. I wasn’t able to make it as I planned, but my friends over at ALOYSIUS BUTLER & CLARK sent a few photos.  Event brings 600 supporters from the Delaware Valley together for a first-ever pasta event to raise  money and awareness for the Ronald McDonald House in Camden.

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Pictured are (left to right) Teddy Thomas (President RMHSNJ), Shawn Ravitz (RMHSNJ Board President, Owner of 5 Ravitz ShopRites in Cherry Hill, Mt. Laurel and Voorhees, NJ), Joe Volpe (CEO and founder of Cescaphe Event Group), Rahel Solomon (Co-Anchor of CBS3’s Eyewitness News This Morning), Jim Donovan (Co-Anchor of CBS3’s Eyewitness News This Morning). Rachel and Jim served as masters of ceremony for the Family Pasta Dinner.  Pasta
Pictured are the event’s major Chef Coat Sponsors, Joe Volpe (CEO and founder of Cescaphe Event Group), Scott & Mimi Avellino and Gary Banks of Banks Industrial Group. Pasta
Pictured are Carmine Catalana and Beth  representing multiple generations of The Catalana Family, who were honored for more than 30 years of service to the Ronald McDonald House of Southern New Jersey.

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Diner en Blanc Has A Charity Component – Now Shut Up

I know harsh title, but after going to events yesterday and people asking me why Diner en Blanc didn’t have a charity component, and then yes I was sad about the negative articles that came out about Diner en Blanc from people who never attended, and the one poor sad sap who didn’t have the gonads to tell his girlfriend he found the whole thing boring, but one posting on FB where a publisher of a magazine wanted to know where the money went, is the one that really affected me (surprised he doesn’t know how much it costs to run an event, it’s not free.)  I am biased, I love the event, they are my clients, and I also donate time to the event.  All I really know about life is we are here for a short time, I really want people to live and love, and I don’t understand negativity. I posted a little thing on FB. I got a feedback, good, disagreeable but not nasty, which is really the way it should be – C’est la vie. Oh wait there was one negative response from a Trump supporter who was mad I maligned him. We’re still friends though, it’s only the hypocrites I can’t stand. Near the end is where the Natanya DiBona statement on the charity work Philly Diner en Blanc does through out the year, and the volunteer hours that go into putting on an event as large as Diner en Blanc, with its 5,000 attendees this year:  My favorite response was Yo Philly, is more like Oy Philly

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I included a few responses to my posts

 

Alexandra Golaszewska I’ve never gone to Dîner en Blanc, mainly I don’t want to haul my own furniture and plates to a dinner. But I don’t get why so many people are saying it needs to be fundraiser. I understand that they’re using public space, but so are all of the restaurants that have sidewalk tables, and I don’t hear the same criticism of them.

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Cassie Hepler I said the same thing Hugh E Dillon as in why not get all uppity about the Eagles not donating to charity? Certainly those tickets and salaries are ridiculously overinflated as in millions not just $200K.

HughE: Although all the sports teams do a lot of charity, the ticket holder is not getting a charity deduction for the price of the ticket, so that

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Jacqueline Peccina Kelly Hugh E Dillon I have to agree 100% with what you said – I am disappointed in these naysayers. Is it because it is 2 women who are in charge? Or is it because they are jealous? Ignorance? I applaud Natanya and Kayli for orchestrating, what I think has been the party of the year. They brought 5000 strangers together who became friends for a night – no violence, nothing stolen, and a good time was had by all!

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Brigid McGrath Stasen First allow me to say that I am not a “schlepper”. I like to sit at tables donning white tablecloths and linen napkins with the best of them. Truth be told, I don’t even like buffets. If I’m going out to dinner I enjoy being served. That being said, I think the concept of Diner en Blanc is fun and fabulous. Did I want to go? No. Did I feel a bit of FOMO last night as I watched the videos and enjoyed the photos everyone was posting on FB? Yes. It looked like so much fun and I loved seeing all of my friends that were there enjoying themselves. Unfortunately, the trash etc… left behind is surely not worse than any number of parades in our fine city. If DEB folks paid for the clean up. Good for them. They should. Would it be nice to know if there was a charity angle? Absolutely. It’s a creative and fun event that allows all whom wish to participate to have a wonderful evening under the stars. Loved seeing everyone dressed in their white finery, their fabulous table settings, fun hats and ensembles. Will I be going to DEB 2017? No. Will I again have FOMO? Yes. But that’s okay. My friends had a blast.

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Sarah Doheny We’ve gone the first two years they both were magical evenings. The first year will was by far the best, all the sparklers lite at the same time, napkins waving …the fountain ..
It’s a choice and not everyone will be pleased and not everyone wishes to schlep…

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Mary Anne Keenan McDevitt I love DEB and I have carted my table, chairs, food and drink up and down subway steps, walked miles and ate dinner in the rain and will continue to attend for many years to come. Our group, last night, met across from the Franklin Institute and we walked to the Art Museum. The police stopped traffic as we started our trek, but for the remainder of the walk we obeyed traffic signals and only crossed the street on green. I can not comment on the mess that is left. I know that when we broke down our tables and chairs, last night, there was nothing left behind. (Have you ever seen the parking lot after a Kenny Chesney Concert?) We enjoy the evening and look forward to it.

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Bernnie Visalli How can anyone say something negative about a civil party all dressed in white with sparklers. Saw some coverage of that and it looked amazing.
People complain about everything now.

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Gregory Seitter Unfortunately, you will have a lot of naysayers. Diner en Blanc helps make Philadelphia a first class city. Plus, the event drives revenue in the city. Seems like a win-win for me.
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Christopher: The haters of this awesome event are probably the same people who hate every amazing event of grand scale this city should encourage. If we want to be a great city, a world class city, we should encourage more creative events like this. There is no downside to Diner en Blanc, is there? Bringing so many joyous people together makes our city stronger and more fun
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Karen Toole-Ebbert Amen Hugh E Dillon! I cannot understand why the push for a charity component in the 1st place. Even if it was a total for profit event it is no ones freaking business!! I host events every month and it is time consuming along with expenses.

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Monique Crawford Totally agree. Leave it to opportunists to take a European tradition for the people who just want to celebrate life, food, fun, and friends and try to taint it for their own self promoting reasons. It’s Dîner En Blanc people, relax, just don’t go and get back to focusing on your self.
Matt Sullivan I see zero moral difference between using your money to buy tickets to this event and using your money to buy Eagles tickets. Except Eagles tickets are three times as expensive. So I guess Eagles fans care about the poor three times less than these people.
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Josh Kruger I drafted a paragraph-long comment several times before settling on, “Can we all just let each other live our dang lives?”
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Michelle Leonard  (name removed) I don’t think I know you. I am republican and most people know it. I know that Hugh E Dillon definitely knows it. And I consider HughE to be a close friend. He is one of the kindest most thoughtful and generous people I know. He is always fair and reasonable.
Second of all do you entertain? First of all Natanya DiBona and her friend Kayli do an amazing job planning and coordinating such a memorable evening. Do you realize what all of the buses entertainment and all of the other things go into creating this special evening. I don’t know if you went or not but it was a night to remember. Philadelphia is so lucky to have such talented people like Natanya and Kory Aversa putting together this amazing night.
Philadelphians should be thanking them for their generosity to helping to keep Philadelphia the world class city that it is.
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Carmena Ayo-Davies You know I love you, I think DEB is beautifully organized, I’m lazy and like to be pampered, so all the extra Ish, is just not my cup of tea. I live in a two bedroom and I have a cleaning lady, I know I’m not toting my meal, table and chair anywhere in white. Just my opinion, I think people should definitely support, all the pictures look beautiful
Amy Z. Quinn It’s legal to get a permit and close down streets for an event, it happens all the time. It’s not my thing but
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Marjilyn Murray I dont mind people making fun a bit ( i have attended for 4 years including this one) some of my friends make fun for having to carry chairs/tables/bring your own dinner lol. but such real nastyness from people…mostly who have never attended…i feel is uncalled for. It is a night where so many different people from all walks of life eat together, share food and drink, and peacefully have a wonderful time. We have met so many friends who we may have not met otherwise. Our table was a mix of all ages, races, orientation, and people from all over. We had a ball! How often do we all get that opportunity to go out and meet all different types of people (especially as a parent who doesnt get out too much lol?)
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It may not go to charity but if me and my husband choose to go to dinner and spend $100 to eat at a restaurant with sidewalk seating…what is the difference? I dont see people yelling and accusing others of anything nasty (such as not caring about other world issues) because they went to dinner anywhere else.

You seem like a super nice person hugh…people are nasty and jealous and mean. Keep on being you and dont let the naysayers get you down:)

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Karina Sellhorn I have never attended, I want to. I respect all opinions… But I don’t understand why every event in the city has to be a fundraiser? To each it’s own. People pay to tour the city; I would pay to get to have that experience.
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Shoshana Suzanne Schiller Well, let’s compare apples to apples. DEB does not supply food, alcohol, servers, linens, centerpieces, etc. (Note – my view is DEB is not my thing but others like it and it’s one night of the year when traffic is affected so stop whining and let people who want to pay for the privilege to attend enjoy their night)
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Victor Fiorillo My band The Martha Graham Cracker Cabaret played it last year and I was surprised we didn’t get any crap for doing so. It was a great experience for us. I was a major eye roller but not a harsh critic of DEB prior to that event and after doing it, I came away with mostly positive feelings. I personally would never spend the money to be there, but I don’t fault others for doing the same or for DEB doing the event without a charity component. I disagree with your assertion that they can’t possibly add a charity component — why couldn’t they do a food drive at the event or allow a non profit to set up a table soliciting donations — but there are plenty of events in Philly that are dining oriented that don’t also try to feed the homeless. Not everything has to be everything to everybody and in the end, people are going to continue to sell out DEB regardless.

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Hugh E Dillon A can good is a great idea, but then someone would complain we asked them to carry one more thing. I Know Natanya and kayli would add a charity component if they could. At least to quiet the noise.
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Natanya DiBona While we are unable to officially partner with a particular charity, we have given MANY free tickets to non-profits throughout the years (with a wide range of missions- from red cross to fringe arts and the vetri foundation) to auction off, we raised funds for Fairmount Park Conservancy through an event this year in honor of our first location, Logan Circle, we’ve auctioned off paintings done at the 2014 event to benefit PAFA and the Avenue of the Arts and we had 65 of our volunteers assist with #popupphilly, the first pop-up dinner party for the homeless. And actually, Hugh E Dillon, while i do understand what you are saying and I appreciate the sentiment, we would not do anything just to quiet noise- I believe we are authentic and genuine in everything we have done since 2012. 

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Kayli, myself and an 8 person team dedicate 4 months planning this event unpaid and this year we were assisted by another 155 volunteers who helped us execute it….all for the love of planning a great event in the city we love. The city is the beneficiary of all of those thousands of hours we donate of our time to make this event happen (as a small example of the time it takes, threading each of the wristbands that our participants wore took 52 man hours- just imagine what went into planning the whole event). Everyone else does get paid though…the venue (“public space” does not mean free), the city, police officers, street cleaners, portapotties sound and lighting professionals, tent companies, insurance providers, bus companies, Septa, and yes, performers like the fabulous Martha Graham Cracker Cabaret, Victor Fiorillo. The very reasonable ticket price makes all of that possible.

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JW: You should know by now that Philadelphians hating on anything positive that goes on in Philadelphia is the most Philadelphian thing you can do. I think it’s up there with the citywide special — $3 PBR and a shot of Jim Bean — as quintessential Philly.

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Q&A: We ask Diner en Blanc’s organizers to explain themselves

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Art-Reach Gala at the Franklin Institute

Art-Reach enriches lives by connecting underserved audiences with cultural experiences so that they may enjoy and benefit from the transformative power of the arts. Last month they had a gala at the Franklin Institute and my friend Joshua Torrisi sent me a few photos of the event.

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The Cultural Access Awards were hosted by Art Reach on APRIL 5th, from 6 – 9 pm at The Franklin Institute. Art-Reach is a Philadelphia-based non-profit devoted to connecting underserved audiences with cultural experiences so that they may enjoy the transformative power of the arts.   Art-Reach is on pace to serve over 72,000 people with disabilities and those from low-income communities in our current program year.

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Verbal description tour of The Brain Exhibit to help give guests a sense for how low-vision and blind individuals can experience exhibits thanks to Art Reach

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The night was filled with cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, an award ceremony and a fully accessible verbal description tour of The Brain Exhibit to help give guests a sense for how low-vision and blind individuals can experience exhibits thanks to Art Reach​. They also featured an exciting pop-up performance from the Pennsylvania Ballet!

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Executive Director, John Orr Awarding the work of Mimi Kenney Smith,

Each year the award ceremony acts as an annual fundraiser for Art-Reach, providing essential support to continue their work in mobilizing thousands of individuals to engage with the vibrant arts and culture in the Philadelphia Region.  Art-Reach

Founded in 1986, Art-Reach increases access to the arts for traditionally underserved audiences, including people with disabilities, at-risk youth, the economically disadvantaged, and the elderly in need. Art-Reach partners with over 170 arts and cultural organizations and 160 human service agencies throughout the Delaware Valley, including southeastern Pennsylvania, Delaware, and southern New Jersey. Each year Art-Reach provides arts and cultural opportunities to over 45,000 individuals who would not normally have access to the arts.

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Lead Sponsor Frank Olivieri, Jr., owner of Pat’s King of Steaks

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Philly Gossip: Will Smith, #bcbgmaxazria closed, Alex Holley Honored

Good Philly Gossip Monday. Hope you had a great weekend despite this horrible weather. Congrats to so many Philadelphian’s that ran and conquered the Broad Street Run.

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Sheena Parveen and Mikey Ilagan at the Broad Street Run

It was exciting to see how many people in my timeline posted photos from the race, their medals, and bibs.Philly Gossip
Will Smith and super fan Kevin outside the Ritz last week.

I was chatting a lot about Will Smith being in town last week;  He was checking out the Residences at Ritz Carlton on Monday with realtors, while staying at the Ritz hotel next door. He used the Residences at Ritz Carlton gym everyday, seemed to enjoy the 2PM workout time.  Friday he ran into Bad Boy co-star Martin Lawrence who was in town to perform at Temple that evening. No word on what they discussed, but my friend who reads lips said it seemed they were chatting about a Bad Boy sequel.  I bet he was telling Martin that Philly will be seeing more of him, and hopefully Jada Smith, as they are now the majority owners of the Sixers.

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Martin Lawrence at Temple University

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Yes it’s true #bcbgmaxazria closed on April 24 at 16th and Walnut. The sign on the door says visit them at their KOP or Cherry Hill Mall store.

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It’s been fun following along with Kharisma MCllwaine and her brother Aloysius on their trip to Morocco via snapchat, which I’m trying to learn.

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Seriously, if anyone was going to meet the new quarterback, Carson Wentz, first it was going to be Melissa Leonard. Here she is at the meet and greet press conference, as well as season owners of boxes.

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Friday was a very special day for the Good Day Philadelphia Crew as they celebrated their 20 years on air with their loyal fans. Everyone turned up, chatted with viewers and posed for countless selfies.

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Before the event though Mike Jerrick headed to St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, where they had a prom for the kids. So sweet. Then he headed to the party at Sugarhouse.

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After the 20th Anniversary Party, my friend Alex Holley, FOX 29 co-host of “Good Day Philadelphia,”  was honored Friday night at the 7th annual 2016 NV Movers & Shakers Soiree in NYC.  Love her.

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Then Saturday night Mike Jerrick headed to DC to attend the White House Correspondents Dinner.

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I wonder if he ran into Mike’s cousin David Nakamura (Washington Post White House correspondent), here with his wife Kris Schenck

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I was so busy this weekend – Thursday I was at the Fairmount Conservacy Gala, Friday night I attended the premiere of Inis Nua Theater’s The Radicalisation of Bradley Manning, (April 27-May 15) Saturday I was at Cure Duchenne Blingo at The Logan Hotel and Sunday I had a delicious brunch at Little Lion with Kory Aversa and Brooke Thomas, the new morning anchor at CBS3. Then headed to Savino Thorne’s baptism.

Check out more PhillyGossip everyday on my twitter account @iPhillyChitChat , Instagram and on my FB page PhillyChitChat

and I’ll be back here on Thursday

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2016 Kelly Drive, MLK Drive and Parkway Events – Road Closures for Activities, Parades, Runs, Walks, ETC

2016 Kelly Drive, MLK Drive and Parkway Events – Road Closures for Activities, Parades, Runs, Walks, ETC

Thank you Fairmount Park for sending me this list every year so I know what is going on in my front yard. CLICK TO MAKE LARGER.

UPDATE: Since I posted this The City has published the graphics and it’s easier to read.

HERE’S THE LINK

 

PS PhillyChitChat updates will be on vacation til next Wed as we get ready to launch my newly refreshed site you have all been bugging me to do for the past 5 years. Now I’ll be pretty on WordPress, with social on the side, oh and mobile optimized. Thanks to Chatterblast and 2one5 for dragging me into the modern millennial age.

You can still catch all the latest by following me on 
FB Philly ChitChat, twitter HughE Dillon (@iPhillyChitChat) | Twitter
or instagram PhillyChitChat  I will be microblogging and dropping news like I heard a rumor that Marc Vetri is looking to open up a cute little cafe in Point Breeze, or OMG 19th Street PhillyFlavors has brown paper on its windows, is it closed or could they be renovating the closet size store which is odd since they were closed all winter, open in March and now brown paper,  and finally Kaufman’s the sandwich place on 19th Street, which used to be 4th Street Deli, is now going to become a healthy salad bar/juice eatery by the summer, a popular NYC chain is coming in to run it.
(Normally I include this info in my Monday Morning Philly Gossip Column on PhillyChitChat, which will return April 18) OK here’s the list. Cut/Copy/Screenshot for your use.

 

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MLK Drive – which is also closed weekends From April 2 to October 29 for recreational activities
Noon to 5PM.
Partial closure from the beginning of MLK Drive at the Art Museum to Sweetbriar Drive 7am to NOON. Then that portion is open for vehicular traffic, but from Sweetbriar to Falls Bridge remains closed til 5PM. My advice just take the Schuylkill or drive through West Philly to Girard and jump on the expressway there.
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Fashionable Ladies Who Lunch In Style For Philanthropy – The Cancer Support Community Greater Philadelphia

The days of impossibly glamorous, hugely entertaining, and utterly without purpose ladies luncheons of days gone by have now been replaced these days by equally as social, very stylish, successful women who have philanthropy on their minds. I love covering these very relaxed, but fashionably minded events.

Last week at Saks Fifth Avenue in Bala Cynwyd, The Cancer Support Community Greater Philadelphia hosted their 13th Annual In Fashion with Baja East charity luncheon.

 Lunch was catered by Feastivities, and the table decor was simple in a farm to table style.
 

 Salad was placed in front of the guests, and another server gave the guest a choice of chicken or salmon from a serving dish. Very clever. Dessert a sorbet with a thin cookie. 
There was a live auction for two designer bags and a trip to NYC to see Baja East collection in February.  Plus a live bid, where the Philadelphia auctioneer Jeffrey Hammond explained how an additional money gift would help a child who’s parent was going through cancer treatment, or a program would benefit a family. 
 
Total raised from auction and live bid, over $10,000. Very nice.

 10 % of the sales from anything bought at Saks Fifth Avenue that day was also donated to the CSC

 Baja East is known for it’s loose luxury from surf to street 
For Spring, designers Scott Studenberg and John Targon
reimagined their signature urban nomad through the lens of rave, down
to the polished take on kandi seen at models’ wrists and necks.

The Cancer Support Community Greater Philadelphia mission is to ensure that all people impacted by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action, and sustained by community.  We provide a comprehensive professional program of social and emotional support and education designed to enhance the mind, body, and spirit of people whose lives have been affected by cancer.  All of our programs and services are provided at no cost to our participants (known as our members) so there’s never a barrier for anyone who needs cancer support.  No one should have to face cancer alone.

 Elizabeth Wellington, Fashion writer for Phila Inquirer

 In Fashion 2015 Committee
Wendy H. Rosen – Chair

Susanna Lachs Adler…Tisa Baena…Kathy Bernsten…Lisa Korn Blank…Jil
Blatstein…Lydie Szabo Brown…Catherine Brumbaugh…Marcie Kennedy
Brun…Amanda Burch…Donna Celentano…Ellen Churchill…Roberta Dranoff…Jill
Durovsik…

Barbara Eberlein…Jaimie Field…Pia Halloran…Diane
Hillyard…Margie Honickman…Patty Isen…Laura La Rosa…Hilarie Morgan…Anne
O’Malley…Jill Powell…Jackie Rantanen…Jennifer Raphael…Dana Rosen…Betsy
Rubenstone…Susie Sargent…Nicole Dresnin Schaeffer…Gail Singer…Joy
Shugrue…June Smith…Babette Snyder…Iliana Strauss…Deborah Feith
Tye…Melissa Valenti…JoAnn Wurzak

 Cheryl George

 

Photos and a more in depth story can be found in my society column at Philly Mag.