"A Swingin' Concert for Hope"

 
 Dr. Terry Heiman-Patterson poses with auction items; photo credit: Robert E. Patterson

Dr. Terry Heiman-Patterson poses with auction items; photo credit: Robert E. Patterson

On Thursday, July 23rd, the ALS Hope Foundation and the Media Theatre presented "A Swingin' Concert for Hope." This event featured local crooner Jeff Coon and the Summer Club along with a  17-piece big band, plus special musical guests.

 Frank and Ramona Gwynn pose with Hope Ambassador Bernie Parent; Photo Credit: Robert E. Patterson

Frank and Ramona Gwynn pose with Hope Ambassador Bernie Parent; Photo Credit: Robert E. Patterson

Before the show, we enjoyed a VIP dinner with a celebrity meet-and-greet featuring our Hope Ambassador, Flyers legend Bernie Parent. (Thanks, Bernie!) We were also joined by special guest Sue Serio from Fox 29 News, who generously auctioned off an on-air appearance with her during a future weather segment.

During the event, we hosted wonderful silent auction that featured two Apple iWatches, as well as items generously donated by Josh Groban, Cole Hamels, Troy Polamalu of the Pittsburgh Steelers, Ina Garten (Barefoot Contessa), the Flyers, the 76ers, the Union, Painting with a Twist, Del Frisco's Steakhouse, the Walnut Street Theatre, the Media Theatre, and more!

"A Swingin' Concert for Hope" was a huge success and  raised over $55,000! Thanks to our evening's sponsors, Frank and Ramona Gwynn, 100% of the proceeds went to the ALS Hope Foundation. 

Thank you to everyone who came out to the Media Theatre for a great night and saw a fantastic show! Thanks also to our many supporters, sponsors, volunteers, and donors. We are grateful to all who contributed. It paid off in a big way! 

Thanks to our auction donors!
Sue Serio
Philadelphia 76ers
Josh Groban and the Find Your Light Foundation
Ina Garten, Barefoot Contessa
Philadelphia Flyers
The Hamels Foundation
The Philadelphia Union
Hooters (Philadelphia Music Group)
Ramona Gwynn
Delfrisco's Steak House
Painting with a Twist CC
Total Wine and More Cherry Hill
Isos Jewelry
Panera Bread
Target
The Media Theatre
The Walnut Street Theatre
Cakes and Candies by Mary Ellen
Spasso

Thanks to our  generous sponsors!
Frank and Ramona Gwynn
IMC Construction
Eileen Vass
Walter Korn
Offit Kurman
Patterson, Kleher, Harison, Harvey, Branzburg
Monarch