Cancer Support Community “In Fashion” 2019 event raised over $94,000 for local families faced with the challenges of cancer in their lives!
Paris Runway Sponsors were The Innisfree Foundation Nicole and James Schaeffer
Randi Zemsky, Wendy Rosen, and Tracey Specter.
Mike Hynes, Bonnie Young, and Toby Grosswald
Faith Weiss, Elanna Schwab, Gabrielle Schwab, and
Our 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. So that no one faces cancer alone.
We’ve had a pretty awesome spring this year, with average temps in the 60s and 70s where they belong. Friday night they nose dived after an early lighting storm, but that didn’t stop the droves of people to come out to Stratus Lounge to celebrating the annual Spring Awakening Party.
The event was packed with guests enjoying cocktails, lite bites and dancing to entertainment by Worldtown Soundsystem, Worldtown DJs Ben Arsenal & OLUWAFEMI who also appeared last year at the party.
“Every once in a while the way we listen to music is redefined. For
Philadelphia, that is Worldtown Soundsystem” – Philadelphia Weekly
Check out Philly Voice and CBSPhilly for additional photos. Stratus Lounge is Open: 5PM – 10PM; Wednesday and Thursday: 5PM-Midnight; Friday: 5PM-2AM and Saturday: 7PM-2AM
When Philadelphia Union square off against Montreal Impact on
Saturday, April 20th there will be numerous activities besides soccer
going on as the club has announced activities as part of Kids Day.
Before arriving, kids can take part in our drawing contest that is
underway now and runs through Wednesday, April 10th. Entries can be submitted here
and must be done in full color with crayon or colored penciled drawings
preferred and are limited to one player drawing per kid. Artwork could
be featured on the Union’s website, social media, and videoboard!
After your child has drawn their favorite player, they can start
preparing for the club’s Dress Like Phang contest! All kids 14 and under
are invited to dress as their favorite mascot and will have a chance to
win and participate in a pregame procession with Phang.
Finally, there will be a pregame Egg Hunt between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. on the Toyota Plaza. All participates 14 and under will race to collect eggs to receive prizes that range from food and beverage vouchers to Union shop coupons, t-shirts and more! After the match all kids 14 and under are invited to take part in a postgame parade around the field following the match.
Philadelphia Union Meal Deal – Saturday, April 20th vs. Montreal Impact
Purchase a Philadelphia Union Meal Deal ticket package and receive Four (4) tickets for the selected match, Four (4) meal vouchers and Two (2) Union 10th season hats for $99 (plus applicable fees). Meal Deal vouchers can be redeemed for a Hot Dog, Chips, and Bottled Non-Alcoholic Beverage at the Fresh Classics stands at Sections 112 & 117.
Equestrian season is upon us and what better way to kick it off than with the Thorncroft Victory Gallop at the Bellevue Hotel on April 6, 2019. The Victory Gallop is Thorncroft’s signature event of the year.
Saunders Dixon Director of Thorncroft, Sallie F. Dixon, Financial Management of Thorncroft (and the biggest cheerleader) and Christine Delpaggio, who was presented with ” The Sara and Toby Wolfberg Scholarship Fund Award” .
Since 1969, Thorncroft and it’s founder, Saunders Dixon, have been recognized as forerunners in the field of therapeutic riding. Many of our riders require financial assistance to participate in our riding programs. The Scholarship Fund, solely supported by our endless fundraising efforts, is the hallmark of our program and crucial in allowing our philosophy of “never turning a rider away solely due to lack of funds” to continue.
Chaired by Gus and Kristin Meyer of Malvern, Pennsylvania, this year’s Victory Gallop attracted more than 400 guests for a night of dinner, dancing and a toast of celebration to Thorncroft’s past, present and future as they celebrated 50 years of touching people’s lives.
Thorncroft serves 350 students per week. This year alone, the Farm gave
out $75,000 in scholarship to students who, due to financial
constraints, were unable to afford the therapy offered at Thorncroft.
“Celebrating our 50th Anniversary, this year’s Victory Gallop, Golden Hearts Lead The Way: 50 Years of Horses Healing Humans, acknowledges the unique and transformative power that our horses give to all who encounter them. While each year brings necessary change to the farm, we remain passionate in our efforts to provide this transformation to all who see it, welcoming all friends regardless of their challenges.” Upcoming events of Interest at Thorncroft:4/11 – Carlino’s Full Service Catering Showcase; 4/14 – Do you know horse speak? Clinic with renowned clinician Sharon Wilsie, Wilsie Way Hosemanship shares the basics of her groundbreaking methods 5/15 – Thorncroft Open House 5/25 – Thorncroft Hosts the 40th Annual Presentation of the Therapeutic Riders Division of the Devon Horse Show. More photos of the event will be on CBSPhilly today, and in months to come Phila Magazine.
Get shaken AND stirred at the open bar Sneak a secret peek at the specimens of the REAL James Bond or fictional Bond Girl Honey Ryder behind the scenes in our Ornithology and Malacology collections. Enjoy the sultry vocals of Meg Northand the Victor North Trio. Get as close as you dare to nature’s assassins. Discover why spy tech experts are turning to geckos for inspiration. Shoot some “craps” and learn about scat identification
Try a little target practice with a twist. Assign yourself a cheeky animal code name. Be seduced by the heat of the Butterflies! exhibit. Test your movie acumen with spy flick science trivia. Eat great food from our exclusive caterer, 12th St. Catering (vegetarian options available)
And … did we mention the open bar?
Early Bird Price: March 20–April 2: $75 Public/$65 Members/$65 Drexel Alumni
April 3–April 10: $85 Public/$65 Members/$65 Drexel Alumni
There are only three times left where you will have the chance to go beyond the galleries and into specimen collections off-limits to visitors, alongside experts who will bring our coolest specimens out to play. Our rogue scientists will go a little bit off script to share their most incredible knowledge—from creepy taxidermy to medicinal botanicals. You’ll be reminded that no, in fact, you haven’t seen it all—far from it. Don’t miss out on this fun party.
The 11th Annual Dish It Up, which took place on Thursday, March 21st at VIE in Center City Philadelphia, was a smashing success, raising approximately $195,000 for Women Against Abuse’s life-saving services and attracting more than 400 advocates, supporters and foodies!
The Judging Panel: Tony Bruno, The Tony Bruno Podcast; Eddie Keels, Philly Current; Gina Gannon, 6ABC Traffic; Barbie Marshall, celebrity chef; Tony Luke, Jr, Cheese Steak King, and Chef Rick Tarantino, TV personality
Roz Bratt Wholesale and Retail Bake Shop and Mary Clair Whitehead
#SaveTheDatePHL Academy of Natural Science – Door 19: Clams Casino Royale Thursday, April 11, 2019, 6–9:30 p.m. INFO (ad)
Carolyn Massey and Renee Norris-Jones
Justice Pritchett, Kathleen Albano and Danielle Fratandono, of Cescaphe
All dishes had to have a purple element to them, Here’s Ena Widjojoand her daughters Maylia and Diana, who run Hardena, the humble Indonesian restaurant on a South Philadelphia Cauliflower Ubi Potato Soup dish.
Lynda Murtha and Brianna Mirachi of Jamonera and their Pickle Beets
The Purple Dish Award went to Rachel Klein of Miss Rachel’s Pantry –Rodger Holst, Jess Urena, Rachel Klein, Jeannine L. Lisitski, Executive Director & President Women Against Abuse and Honorable Jane Cutler Greenspan (ret.) honorable Chair.
Photos: Lifesavers Gala Honors Ron Donatucci, Jr. at the Lucy
On March 15, 2019, The American Foundation of Suicide Prevention (AFSP) held its 4th annual Save a Life Gala at The Lucy by Cescaphe events. This year’s honoree was Ron Donatucci, Jr. who co-founded Michael’s Giving Hand, an organization which brings awareness to teen depression and anxiety , in the name of his brother Michael Donatucci, who passed away in 2016
Guests enjoyed a spirited cocktail hour before heading into the ballroom for a sit down dinner. I, HughE Dillon, the 2015 Save A Life honoree was on hand to honor Ron Donatucci, Jr., and give Ron Donatucci the award along with iconic boxer Bernard Hopkins, who volunteers and speaks to teens on behalf of Michael’s Giving Hand’s, was emcee for the evening. Proceeds from the event helps fund AFSP’s mission to save lives and give hope to those affected by suicide and the annual Philadelphia Out of the Darkness Overnight Walk in June.
Proceeds from the event helps fund AFSP’s mission to save lives and give hope to those affected by suicide and the annual Philadelphia Out of the Darkness Overnight Walk in October. To See additional photos head on over to Philly Style Magazine,CBSPhilly and in Philly Magazine’s June issue. Thanks to PhillyChitChat team member Andre Flewellen who contributed photos to this column. Event produced by Lynsie Blair Events.
On Saturday, March 9, the Mütter Museum transformed into Clüb 13, to celebrate founder Dr. Thomas Dent Mütter’s 208th birthday, a superstition-themed 13-plate feast with 13 extraordinary circus acts and performances from the Circadium – School of Contemporary Circus and other performers.
It’s Spring Social Season and the events are picking up. Going forward on Saturday’s I will post links to events I cover this past week that appear on my outlets CBS, Philly Style, Philly Voice, Philly Business Journal etc.
The Flower Show is still happening at the Pa Convention Center through tomorrow. Friday night I photographed the the annual black tie gala. Check outPhilly Style Mag,CBSPhilly and Philly Voice. Look for additional photos in print in the May issue of Philly Mag. I’ll be posting more photos from the Flower Show next week after the show is finished.
Cheers for CHOPS is always a fun event, and this year was no difference. It was also held at a new venue for the first time in years, the Fillmore Philadelphia. Check out photos on Philly Voice, Philly Style and on March 24 in Mainline Media News, and in May Philly Mag. I’ll also have more photos here on Philly Chit Chat next week.
Thursday I also photographed “NRG Celebrates $600K Milestone Contribution Benefiting Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia NRG Ambassador and Eagles Quarterback, Carson Wentz, will join NRG to announce contributions through the “Choose to Give” Energy Plan” Carson with the kids was the most adorable, moving moment and the whole event was very special. Before I headed out to my night time event I was able to get a few photos to CBSPhilly, and as always they got them up quickly. The column went viral, and CBSPhilly even featured it as a headline after a few hours. Check out the photos here, then head to PhillyVoice. I sent them 5 of the most adorable shots that will put a smile on your face.
Do yourself a favor and watch this video; So funny the kids keep calling Carson Wentz daddy. Watch til the end as the mom has a funny response to them.
Karin Copeland in partnership with Technical.ly, and Generosity presented a conversation with Reshma Saujani, Founder and CEO ofGirls Who Codeand author of the new book, Brave, Not Perfect.
Inspired by her popular TEDTalk, Reshma Saujani, book “Brave, Not Perfect” focuses on the difference between the way boys and girls are raised and how that impacts their potential: In sum, “Boys are taught to be brave, while girls are taught to be perfect.”
Beth Fizell-Jenkins, Merrill Lynch and Pam Teufel, Saint Peter’s Healthcare System took it in stride that they were wearing similar outfits, with their Black/White House jacket. They got acquainted and sat together for the entire event. Obviously they share a lot of similar attributes.
Sallie Krawcheck, Chair of the Ellevate Network, a 135K-strong global professional women’s network hosted a fireside chat with Reshma Saujani, and discussed her work and how we can look beyond gender norms and rewire our brains to be brave instead of striving for perfection.
Saujani’s message is that by teaching girls from a young age to be perfect (while boys are taught to be brave), we send them forward in life with unrealistic expectations. Afraid to fail, women are less likely to take chances, preferring the path that is safe. Saujani argues that this stems from parents rewarding girls for being quiet and polite while boys are encouraged to speak up, get dirty and take risks. We need to encourage young girls to be adventurous, to get dirty and we need to be fine with it.
There was also a panel discussion on how women are perceived in society with notable speakers in the field: Tracey Welson-Rossman, Chariot Solutions and TechGirlz.org, Natalie Egan, Translator LLC , and David Dylan Thomas, Think Company and Cognitive Bias Podcast
Inspired by her popular TEDTalk,
the book focuses on the difference between the way boys and girls are
raised and how that impacts their potential: In sum, “Boys are taught to
be brave, while girls are taught to be perfect.”
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