Berger Pediatrics Society Hosts Annual Talent ShowDecember 16, 2016
The Robert Berger Pediatrics Society at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine held its 10th annual talent show, featuring acts from students and faculty from departments across
the College, to raise funds for Make-A-Wish® Philadelphia, Northern Delaware & Susquehanna
Acts included a skit by Michael McGuinness, PhD, professor, anatomy, and his daughter, Kylie, on surviving medical school; a
dance routine performed by students Rishu Batra (DO ’20) and Abraham Alam (DO ’20);
a cooking segment with Kerin Claeson, PhD, associate professor, anatomy; a duet with Evan Nicholas, DO and Lauren Noto-Bell, DO, associate professors, OMM; and many other musical performances. The PCOM Pulmonics
rounded out the evening with a rendition of “Fix You” by Coldplay.
Various acts helped the annual Berger Pediatrics Society Talent Show raise funds for
Make-A-Wish Philadelphia, Northern Delaware and Susquehanna Valley.
Part talent show, part auction, attendees “bid” on each talent, to raise money for
Make-A-Wish. The “winner” of the talent show is the act that receives the most bids.
Money is also raised through ticket sales and raffles. Since 2007, the event has raised
more than $43,000 in support of local children’s wishes, and has impacted the lives
of six area children and their families
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