Philadelphia Phillies players and managers, led by Carlos Ruiz, joined with some media members and scores of supporters of Philadelphia Futures tonight at the new South Bowl on Oregon Avenue. The proceeds will help hundreds of young people and programs to make college a reality. Way to go Philadelphia Futures, and my team of strikers.
I had a great conversation today with Chad Gehman, of Montgomery County, and Sarah Brooks Hart, of Philadelphia, about the “Be the Match” program. The “In Focus” show runs Saturday morning at 6:30 a.m.and 11:30 a.m., but, if you can, support the walk run Saturday. Chad is doing great after a bone marrow transplant to overcome acute myeloid leukemia. For more information, check out the show and go to BetheMatchWalkRun.org.
Hundreds of admirers and friends of Stan Hochman joined his family on this beautiful spring afternoon for the final, formal farewell to Stan Hochman. TV, radio and newspaper colleagues gathered with Gloria Hochman and other loved ones of Stan’s at Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel in Elkins Park. A folded flag of the United States of America lay beside a forest of flowers atop the wood coffin bearing the body of the veteran, columnist, commentator, writer and humanitarian. Stan was remembered as smart, wise, loving, compassionate, talented and honest. If Stan were to have described today’s service, he just might have called it “dazzling.”
Murray Comic Club tonight is packing Falls Manor in Bucks County for its annual banquet.
Awards are ready for the participants in the 2015 SugarHouse Casino Mummers Parade.
President Rich Porco and his family again mark a year of Murray finishing first for the 17th straight year. As Jessica Porco said tonight, success is measured by the hard work 365 days a year by the members of Murray.
Congratulations to the club and all the individuals, groups and brigades. Also, good luck tonight to the folks in South Philadelphia Dancing with the Mummers Stars.
This morning at 6:30 and at 11:30 on “In Focus” I talk with legendary television and stage actress Vicki Lawrence who is raising awareness about Chronic Idiopathic Urticaria (CIU), a severe, chronic form of hives lasting more than 6 weeks. Lawrence details her own experience with CIU, what the 1.5 million Americans year go through with CIU, and how they might get help. Also on this “In Focus,” Matt McCloskey, Executive Director of the Take a Breather Foundation talks about living with Cystic Fibrosis, a chronic, progressive disease, often fatal disease and how his Foundation helps children and their families fight the disease and create an optimistic outlook.