Donors are Heroes “The Party” celebrates 15 years of giving life

THE PHILADELPHIA SUNDAY SUN | Kharisma McIlwaine
ABOVE PHOTO: From left Mike Jerrick, co-host of Fox29 Good Day Philadelphia, SUN writer Kharisma McIlwaine, Alex Holley, co-host Fox29 Good Day Philadelphia and businessman Earl Harvey were among the many guests attending the Donors Are Heroes “The Party” celebration at The Hyatt at the Bellevue on Friday April 7th. (Photo: Robert Mendelsohn)
Last Friday, April 7th, Donors are Heroes celebrated their 15th year anniversary with style. Their annual event, dubbed “The Party,” took place at Hyatt at The Bellevue in the Grand Ballroom. An ample crowd dressed in their finest cocktail attire, gathered on the second floor balcony for a VIP happy hour. Trapeze artists dangled gracefully from the ceiling as guests sipped on cocktails and dined on hors d’oeuvres supplied by Caviar. After the VIP happy hour concluded, the crowd entered the grand ballroom for a night of dancing and a taste of some of Philadelphia’s best restaurants. Entertainment was provided by singer Jessie Kyle and DJ Eddie Tully. In honor of April being Organ Donor Awareness Month, the Party focused on dispelling myths about organ donation, creating public awareness, and encouraging more people to become organ donors.

Don and Renee Freeman, founders of Donors Are Heroes, partnered with the Gift of Life Donor Program (a non-profit organ and tissue donation organization) to put together a phenomenal event. Continue reading
 
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