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ConKerr Cancer

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I have a blog and its about food and drinks as we all know.  But Sometimes I like to share it with social events and gatherings.  I also love to talk about organiztions that are doing an amazing job and holding these amazing events to raise money for charities and research. Social media and blogging are a huge way to spread the word and I don’t mind sharing.

ConKerr Cancer is one of them. It was started by Cindy Kerr while her son was fighting Cancer in CHOP.  It was completely a grassroots non-profit started right here in Philadelphia and has turned into an international and volunteer-driven organization dedicated to bringing smiles to children with life-changing illnesses in hospice care.  This remarkable non-profit designs, sews, and donates bright and cheery pillowcases to children during their hospital stay with one goal in mind: to bring a smile to their face!

On Friday, March 21st, ConKerr Cancer will host its 2nd ConKerr Cancer PJ Party, held at the Please Touch Museum. The invitation is open to all, and every ticket sold to the public will double as admission for one of our ConKerr child stars.  We are reaching out to you because with your help we hope to double our attendance from the last PJ Party. In its first year, there were 500 parents and kids in attendance, and we plan to reach 1,000 this spring.

The event runs from 6pm to 9pm on March 21st, and all are welcome to attend – however, everyone must wear their pajamas, it is a PJ Party, after all. Tickets are $25 and are on sale now. Attendees are promised an amazing night complete with a photo booth and props, a pajama parade throughout the Please Touch Museum, and celebrity appearances, including another visit from Eagles’ mascot Swoop! We are also extremely excited to have former Philadelphia Flyers players Bob Kelly and Todd Fedoruk joining us. DJ Lady FX will be in charge of entertainment for the evening, and there will be a special visit by some of the Philadelphia Zoo’s favorite animals.

For more information on this organization or to purchase tickets go to http://www.conkerrcancer.org/

Touching Video about Conkerr Cancer

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