East Passyunk: Struggles Of A Small Business Owner

East Passyunk: Struggles Of A Small Business Owner

Michelle Dewey is from Wilmington, Delaware. She makes the drive into Philadelphia everyday and hopefully, depending on traffic, it will only take her around 30 minutes. It’s a blistering hot Sunday afternoon when she arrives at her store and with her giant IKEA bag in hand. She immediately starts restocking the shelves. “It’s like free […]

 

Port Richmond: The Ladies of Port Richmond Raise Money For Cancer Research and Education

Port Richmond: The Ladies of Port Richmond Raise Money For Cancer Research and Education

With the recent accusations of fraud made toward the Cancer Fund of America, Children’s Cancer Fund, Cancer Supportive Services and the Breast Cancer Society, the past week has not necessarily been a victory lap for preventative cancer research. But bring it down to a local scope and you’ll find that some charities still remain honest […]

 

Port Richmond: For Lifelong Resident, a Decade of Giving Back

Port Richmond: For Lifelong Resident, a Decade of Giving Back

In 2004, Mary Louise Leuters invited a few friends to the kitchen at her house in Port Richmond. The two time breast cancer survivor said she wanted to start a group with the hope of raising breast cancer awareness. Small goals were created like creating T-shirts, putting together an awareness breakfast and an annual walk […]

 By Veronica Wisely and Yakira Young

University City: Ronald McDonald House Offers Homey Environment for Ailing Families

University City: Ronald McDonald House Offers Homey Environment for Ailing Families

[vimeo 50548347] It would take a second glance through the gates of the building to recognize the familiar face of Ronald McDonald. Located at 3925 Chestnut St. in University City, the arch above this building’s gate reads, “Ronald McDonald House.” Part of this 1800s mansion has been transformed by modern renovations into a home away from […]

 By Danielle Rosati

Wynnefield: Cancer Support Community Of Philadelphia Goes Beyond Basic Care

Wynnefield: Cancer Support Community Of Philadelphia Goes Beyond Basic Care

Over 40,000 people in Philadelphia suffer with several different forms of cancer according to the Pennsylvania Department of Health. One organization that offers extensive emotional and educational support to people affected by cancer is the Cancer Support Community of Philadelphia, located at 4100 Chamounix Drive. “We provide a lot of information, resources and referral to […]

 By Tim Johnson and Kriston Bethel

Hunting Park: St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children to Throw Prom for Patients

Hunting Park: St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children to Throw Prom for Patients

Dealing with cancer can be difficult enough for adults, but the stress of treatment can be even more burdensome for children. Missing out on school, friends and many activities that most kids take for granted can make for a difficult childhood. But St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children is trying to bring back some sense of […]

 By Najee Clancy and Tyler Dougherty

Hunting Park: Home for Incurable Cancer Helps Patients Prepare for Death

Hunting Park: Home for Incurable Cancer Helps Patients Prepare for Death

For more than 80 years, the Sacred Heart Home for Incurable Cancer has housed cancer patients on the corner of Park and Hunting Park avenues in North Philadelphia. Sister Marie Edward serves as director of nursing and religious superior to all of the sisters living in the home. “We’re seeing patients that are coming in […]