Television has always been at its best when it brings people together and through the experience elevates the participants and the audience. It’s one of the reasons the annual Jerry Lewis MDA Labor Day telethon has been so successful. Two of the folks are in the photos. Pat Hilferty and Liam Miller. Both are volunteers and supporters of MDA and have benefited from its services. Liam and Pat are also members of the Philadelphia PowerPlay, a community-based power wheelchair floor hockey team, sponsored by UCP of Philadelphia. (www.philadelphiapowerplay.com) They play locally and travel. Recently, they took to the floor in North Carolina and will soon head to Canada. Besides Liam and Pat and other members of the immediate MDA family, other volunteers such as the young men from Troop 100, the folks at Genuardi’s, Lowe’s, Superfresh, ACME, and other companies and organizations, the Harley-Davidson owners from throughout the region, firefighters at federal and local departments, including IAFF Local 22, and individual donors answered the call this weekend. The Philadelphia region brought in more than $2.3 million. People making a difference. Hope rising above fear.
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