Mantua: Rabbit Run Promotes Exercise as Medicine for Parkinson’s Patients

Mantua: Rabbit Run Promotes Exercise as Medicine for Parkinson’s Patients

Jodi Cianci is serious about her workouts. She trains as if her life depended on it – because it does. “I treat my exercise like a doctor’s appointment,” Cianci said. Cianci was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 2010 when she was just 49, but has been dealing with early onset symptoms of the chronic illness since […]

 

Center City: ‘Philadelphia Is Baltimore’ Rally Floods Streets

Center City: ‘Philadelphia Is Baltimore’ Rally Floods Streets

Around the world, demonstrations are taking place in support of the Baltimore protestors and to highlight police brutality and racial issues in their own cities in the wake of the Freddie Gray death. Yesterday, hundreds of people participated in a rally, dubbed ‘Philadelphia is Baltimore,’ outside of City Hall in Center City. The rally started at Dilworth […]

 

Northeast Philadelphia: NEPYA Pounding the Pavement to Benefit Youth Sports

Northeast Philadelphia: NEPYA Pounding the Pavement to Benefit Youth Sports

Philadelphia City Councilman-At-Large Dennis O’Brien was taught at a young age by his grandfather the inherent value of giving back to the community. Years later, O’Brien is doing just that with the Northeast Philadelphia Youth Alliance. The NEPYA is currently comprised of seven volunteer-based youth sports organizations in the Northeast. Before the NEPYA, these clubs […]

 By Tim Johnson

Hunting Park: Group Brings Baseball to African-American Youth

Hunting Park: Group Brings Baseball to African-American Youth

It was Jackie Robinson who famously destroyed the color barrier in professional sports by suiting up for the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947. Nearly 80 years before, shortly after the end to the Civil War, the Philadelphia Excelsiors went up against the Brooklyn Uniques in the first-ever public game between two all-black baseball teams. Today, however, […]

 By Colin Kerrigan

Fairmount: Clothes-Pin at the Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon

Fairmount: Clothes-Pin at the Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon

Do you ever wonder what happens to the clothes a runner sheds before he or she begins a race? Often times, the clothes will be collected and disposed of. Wasted. However, whenever Clothes-Pin is at a race, those clothes get to people in need. Clothes-Pin is a non-profit organization that was started right here in […]