PCOM Community Showcases Talent for Make-A-WishJanuary 14, 2020
The College held its 13th annual campus-wide talent show to benefit Make-A-Wish® Philadelphia,
Delaware and Susquehanna Valley.
On Wednesday, January 8, the Robert Berger Pediatrics Society at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM) held its 13th annual campus-wide talent show to benefit Make-A-Wish® Philadelphia,
Delaware and Susquehanna Valley. Since 2007, the event has raised over $60,000 to
make the wishes of children with critical illnesses come true.
“Smiles are found on the faces of both performers and attendees,” said Megan Hartwell
(DO ’22) president of the Robert Berger Pediatrics Society. “This event really showcases
the spirit of community here at PCOM and we are proud to raise money for such an amazing
cause. This is truly an event that everyone on campus looks forward to each year.”
This year’s list of acts included a comedy performance titled “PCOMedy” given by Jacob
Ratowski (DO ’23) and musical acts ranging from a classical performance of Bach’s
“Cello Suite 1 in G Minor” by Eric Cyphers (DO ’23) to a duet with Lauren Noto-Bell, DO ’06, assistant professor, OMM and Evan Nichols, DO ’81, associate professor, OMM.
Part talent show, part auction, students and faculty showcased their unique talents
and attendees “bid” on each talent, to raise money for Make-A-Wish Philadelphia, Delaware
and Susquehanna Valley. Money was also raised through ticket sales and raffles. In
total, this year’s event raised $4,920 to benefit Make-A-Wish.
“We are so grateful to the PCOM community for their continued support of Make-A-Wish,”
said Dennis Heron, president and CEO of Make-A-Wish Philadelphia, Delaware and Susquehanna
Valley. “With the support of events like this we are able to grant the wishes of children
with critical illnesses in our community.”
About Make-A-Wish® Philadelphia, Delaware and Susquehanna Valley
Make-A-Wish® creates life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. We
seek to bring every eligible child's wish to life because a wish is an integral part
of a child's treatment journey. Research shows children who have wishes granted can
build the physical and emotional strength they need to fight their illness. Headquartered
in Phoenix, Arizona, Make-A-Wish is the world’s leading children’s wish-granting organization,
serving children in every community of the United States and in more than 50 countries
worldwide. Together, generous donors, supporters, staff and more than 39,000 volunteers
across the U.S., grant a wish every 34 minutes, on average, somewhere in the country.
Since 1986, Make-A-Wish® Philadelphia, Delaware and Susquehanna Valley has fulfilled
more than 6,800 transformational wishes for local children with critical illnesses.
Visit Make-A-Wish Philadelphia, Delaware and Susquehanna Valley at: www.philadesv.wish.org to learn more.
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