Philadelphia To Host Largest Diner En Blanc In United States, Registration Process And New Charity Auction Begin

Philadelphia To Host Largest Diner En Blanc In United States, Registration Process And New Charity Auction Begin

From global phenomenon to highly sought-after “secret,” Le Dîner en Blanc returns to Philadelphia on Thursday, August 17, 2017 for an unforgettable evening filled with food, wine, fashion, culture and music. The event expands to 5,200 guests for its sixth edition - making it the largest ever held in the United States. 
 

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Beauty Students Showcase Skills and Help Cut Out Cancer During HopeCuts

Beauty Students Showcase Skills and Help Cut Out Cancer During HopeCuts

Dozens of local high school students start the new year with a lesson in giving back to the community by cutting out cancer.  On Saturday, January 25, 2014, cosmetology students at Bucks County Technical High School (BCTHS) at 610 Wistar Road, Fairless Hills Pa 19030 will donate their time at the school’s third “HopeCuts” event from 9:00am to 2:00pm. During the HopeCuts, students will provide services for only five and six dollars, including haircuts, manicures, facials and conditioning/styling.  One hundred percent of all money raised, including special product sales, will be donated to City of Hope to help cut out cancer, HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening illnesses. Festivities will also include baked goods, pizza and other snacks, plus raffles, product sales and prizes. For more about BCTHS, visit www.bcths.com or call (215) 949-1700, ext. 2088.  For more information about City of Hope, please visit www.hopcuts.org or call 800-260-HOPE. 

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Mt. Airy Restaurants Host Charity Coat Drive with Tasty Reward

Mt. Airy Restaurants Host Charity Coat Drive with Tasty Reward

Restaurants in Mt. Airy are giving back this holiday season through a new “Give and Get” charity coat drive. From now through January 15, 2013, bring a winter coat for a donation to one of nine participating Mt. Airy restaurants and get a signature dessert for free with your meal (minimum $15 purchase). From chocolate crème brulee to bread pudding, apple crisp and much more, your taste buds will receive an apt reward for your generosity.  Restaurants include Earth Brew & Brewery, Wine Thief, Avenida, Little Jimmies Bakery Café, Jyoti Indian Bistro, Geechee Girl Rice Café, Trolley Car Diner, Goat Hollow and High Point Café. For more information on the Give and Get promotion, call 215-844-6021, tweet @gomtairy or visit www.gomtairy.com/events

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Media Alert: Former Governor Ed Rendell Honored at FIGHT for Life Gala

Media Alert: Former Governor Ed Rendell Honored at FIGHT for Life Gala

This Wednesday, Philadelphia FIGHT honors former Governor Ed Rendell at the FIGHT for Life Gala, to be held at the Union League of Philadelphia. The gala supports the most comprehensive HIV/AIDS service organization in the city – and raises funds to support FIGHT’s HIV medical care at the Jonathan Lax Treatment Center. Public support for this year's gala has been tremendous, with attendance projected to DOUBLE last year’s event.  Media information - click below. 

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Today: Nick's Roast Beef in Old City Serves Free Thanksgiving Dinner to Veterans

Today: Nick's Roast Beef in Old City Serves Free Thanksgiving Dinner to Veterans

TODAY, Nick’s Roast Beef Bar and Grille, in Old City District, will serve a free Thanksgiving meal with turkey and all the trimmings to homeless and other veterans at Veterans Multi-Service Center from 12:00pm to 2:30pm. Thanksgiving Dinner by Nick’s Roast BeefBar and Grille is a long-standing tradition that owner Joseph Schultice is proud to continue.  Veterans Multi-Service Center has confirmed that media are invited and welcome to shoot photos and video clips for this generous charitable act that makes for a unique Thanksgiving story.

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Message from CEO: Philadelphia FIGHT Celebrates 20+ Years of Saving Lives

Philadelphia Fight for Life Gala Honoring Governor Ed Rendell

Dear Friends and Colleagues, 

This year, I'm proud to serve for the first time on the host committee for the Philadelphia FIGHT's 2013 FIGHT for Life Gala. On Wednesday, December 4, 2013 we celebrate over 20 years of the FIGHT to save lives and to honor Governor Ed Rendell. I invite you to join me at the Union League and help support FIGHT's important work. 

  • Why is this important? 
  • Not familiar with FIGHT? 
  • Why should you give with all the great causes out there? 
  • Why give NOW?

Good questions! While there are many life-saving and important causes in the city (including many I support), why I signed on is because FIGHT is quietly working behind the scenes, but is in fact the most comprehensive LARGEST HIV/AIDS service organization in our city. It serves ALL Philadelphians, gay, straight, questioning, black, white, latino, homeless, etc. While this is what first got me interested, what sealed the deal my visit to one of their very unique pilot programs, the Youth Health Empowerment Project "Empowerment Center." Homeless youth and young adults can access prevention services and support, take workshops, take showers, have a safe space during the day (and even some night/weekend hours), participate in activities, enjoy two stable and solid meals a day, get tokens, clothes - or simply relax in a safe space away from the rest of the world. I hope to host a free "friend" tour of this amazing space next year! 

The other development that shows how FIGHT serves our community is the announcement of a Spanish-speaking HIV clinic to open on Dec. 11 at the North Philadelphia Prevention Point space. FIGHT is proud to open this new facility that is a first of its kind in the city. This hit the news on Thursday and is a top reason to support and give NOW!  (For more about this, visit G Philly, WHYY Newsworks and Al Dia.) 

2013 Honoree Governor Ed Rendell 

2013 Honoree Governor Ed Rendell 

FIGHT's other services include the AIDS Library, Project TEACH, Critical Path Project, HIV counseling and testing, computer labs and the Jonathan Lax Center. In the spring, I hope to host some friends on a tour of their facilities, including a stop in the Y-HEP Empowerment Center and the AIDS Library. 

While I host many (MANY!) events during the year nearly all of them are free or very inexpensive. FIGHT is one of our hand-picked charities (besides City of Hope) - and this is one of the few times a year we ask you to give and donate out of your own pocket.

Please consider joining us at the event or consider a donation of any size. Auction items are also welcome! 

For tickets, click here, call 215.525.0372 or email mmarsico@fight.org. If you want to hear more about FIGHT or take a sooner vs. later tour of FIGHT please let me know! 

Thank you for considering, and we hope to eat, drink and BID on great auction items with you on December 4th. Happy Thanksgiving if I don't see you beforehand! 

Best, Kory Aversa
CEO/ Aversa PR & Events

 

 

Workout for a Cause at Sweat During Fitness for Hope

Workout for a Cause at Sweat During Fitness for Hope

With the holiday season approaching, give yourself the gift of health and goodwill by stopping by Sweat Fitness this Sunday for 14th Annual Fitness for Hope.  On Sunday, November 24, 2013, from 10:00am to 1:00pm, at the Queen Village Location (700 Passyunk Avenue), Sweat's best trainers will offer four special donation classes in spinning, wonder track, boxing and personal training. On top of getting your workout on, enter to win a raffle for a Breakaway Bike. Additionally, Santa can check off all the items on his gift list by purchasing a commemorative t-shirt, or winning some items in the silent auction.  Donations of any size are accepted for this special event. Raise or donate $50 or more, and receive a gym bag valued at $50. Donation ribbons are also available to write the name of a loved one you want to remember or honor. For more information, visit www.sweatfitness.com or www.cityofhope.org, or call 215-627-5600.

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Halloween Weekend: Salons Do Battle on Runway during City of Hope Fantasy Hair Competition

Halloween Weekend: Salons Do Battle on Runway during City of Hope Fantasy Hair Competition

Let the games begin! Watch as top salons from the tri-state area battle it out during the region's top Universal Warrior: Fantasy Hair Competition (formerly COH Hair Ball) on Saturday, November 2, 2013, at 8:00 PM, at Voyeur Nightclub (1225 St. James Place, Philadelphia, PA 19107).  Salons will compete in seven different categories for top prizes valued over $5,000. Stylists will gather their "hair-raising" forces and prepare to enter the arena to compete head-to-head (literally) against the best coiffed warriors from all parts of history, time and space. Ten-dollar cover donation goes directly to City of Hope. For more information call 1-800-344-8169, email hgiordano@coh.org or visit www.hopecuts.org. All guests must be 21 years of age or older with identification.

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