March 25, 2010
 |  An e-Newsbrief from the Philadelphia Bar Association  | 
Vol. 11, No. 25
 

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Federal Court Discovery Disputes CLE March 25

U.S. District Court Judges Gene E.K. Pratter and Lawrence F. Stengel and U.S. Magistrate Judge L. Felipe Restrepo will be among the panelists for the lunchtime CLE "Federal Court Discovery Disputes: A View from the Bench" on Thursday, March 25.

The judges will offer their views on discovery disputes in federal court, including their procedures for resolution of these disputes. They will highlight what is expected of counsel in handling discovery issues, advice for practitioners, as well as offer tips for young lawyers. The program is sponsored by the Federal Courts Committee and the Young Lawyers Division. Course planners are Jonathan Scott Goldman and Stephanie J. Mensing. Additional faculty may be added.

Registration and lunch begin at 12 p.m. in the 11th floor Conference Center of Bar Association headquarters, 1101 Market St. Click here to register for CLE credit. Lunch is available for $8 for those members who register in advance. Click here to purchase lunch.

Understanding Alzheimer's March 25

Theresa Haenn of the Alzheimer's Association will present "Understanding Alzheimer's" at the Thursday, March 25 meeting of the Elder Law Committee.

The meeting begins at 1 p.m. in the 10th floor Board Room of Bar Association headquarters, 1101 Market St. Lunch is available for $8 for those members who register in advance. Click here to RSVP.

U.S. Supreme Court Admission Deadline March 29

The Philadelphia Bar Association will move up to 50 of our members for admission to the Bar of the United States Supreme Court on Monday, May 17. The admission ceremony will be made to the full court sitting in Washington, D.C.

The court's requirements for a group admission ceremony are very comprehensive. To review these requirements and to download the forms for admission please visit the Supreme Court's Web site at supremecourtus.gov. Select the Bar Admissions tab on the left-hand side and this will bring you to the link for the Bar Admissions Form and Bar Admissions Instructions. Please read the instructions carefully. Once you have determined that you are eligible for admission, please print out and complete the Admission Form. The instructions and guidelines are very specific and must be followed scrupulously. Do not fold the application or use staples. Use paper clips only.

Once you have successfully completed the Admission Form, please mail it along with a check made payable to the Philadelphia Bar Association. The cost to attend the ceremony is $225, which includes your application fee and a continental breakfast. Please include an additional $25 if you plan to bring a guest. Per the Supreme Court's rule, each inductee is permitted to bring only one guest. Please send payment to: Attn: Dawn Petit, Philadelphia Bar Association, 1101 Market St., 11th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19107. Do not send the application directly to the Supreme Court.

The event will be on a first-come, first-served basis and all applications must be received by 5 p.m. on Monday, March 29, 2010.

If you have any questions regarding this event, please do not hesitate to contact Dawn Petit at 215-238-6367 or dpetit@philabar.org.

Bar Academy Presents Soccer Program with Union March 29

Major League Soccer is coming to Philadelphia and Association members have the opportunity to get a first-hand look at the city's newest professional sports franchise on Monday, March 29 as part of the new Philadelphia Bar Association Academy. Click here to register.

Philadelphia Union President Tom Veit, Nick Sakiewicz, CEO and operating partner of the Philadelphia Union and Keystone Sports and Entertainment LLC, and Carl Cherkin, the team's vice president of communications, will address Bar Association members at The CLE Conference Center on the 10th floor of the Wanamaker Building, Market and Juniper streets, from 12 to 1:30 p.m. In this exclusive session, members will get a virtual preview of the Union's new 18,500-seat stadium in Delaware County and learn the basics of soccer. There will also be a raffle of Philadelphia Union gear to members of the audience.

The Philadelphia Bar Association Academy, launched this year by Chancellor Scott F. Cooper, is a new civic and cultural education series for members of the Association. Academy programs enable members to greater connect with many of the city's most vibrant institutions through exclusive, behind-the-scenes access.

To register for this free program, visit philadelphiabar.org. Lunch is available for $15 for those members who pre-register. No walk-ins will be admitted.

Dialogue on Municipal Court Changes March 30

The Criminal Justice Section will present "Changes in Municipal Court: A Dialogue" at its Tuesday, March 30 meeting.

Panelists will include Daniel-Paul Alva; First Assistant Defender Charles A. Cunningham; and a representative from the District Attorney's Office. Among the possible issues for discussion:

• Whether live witnesses should be required at preliminary hearings;

• Whether discovery should be furnished to defense counsel prior to preliminary hearings; and

• Whether Philadelphia County should be compared with other counties in the state, and whether techniques used in other counties are applicable to Philadelphia.

The meeting begins at 12 p.m. in the 10th floor Board Room of Bar Association headquarters, 1101 Market St. Lunch is available for $8 for those members who register in advance. Click here to RSVP.

Alternative Careers for Lawyers March 30

The Women in the Profession Committee will present a program on alternative careers for lawyers at its Tuesday, March 30 meeting.

Panelists include Lida Bonner, president and CFO, KLM Group, Inc.; Kathy Mandelbaum, professor, Temple University; Ronalyn Sisson, owner, Oxford Legal Associates; and author Dara Lovitz.

The program begins at 12 p.m. in the 10th floor Board Room of Bar Association headquarters, 1101 Market St. Lunch is available for $8 for those members who register in advance. Click here to RSVP.

Pinkenson to Address YLD Annual Meeting March 31

Sharon Pinkenson, executive director of the Greater Philadelphia Film Office, is the keynote speaker at the Young Lawyers Division Annual Meeting on Wednesday, March 31.

YLD Chair Albertine DuFrayne, an associate with Petrelli Law, P.C., will outline her plans for the year at the event. The Craig M. Perry Award will be presented to Lloyd Freeman from Archer & Greiner, P.C. The F. Sean Peretta Service Award will be presented to Djung Tran from Smith & McMaster, P.C. and the YLD Vision Award will be presented to Ace Reporters, Inc.

The program begins at 12 p.m. at Table 31 (located in the Comcast Center), 1701 John F. Kennedy Blvd. Tickets are $35 for YLD members and $50 for nonmembers. Visit philadelphiabar.org to register.

Fiduciary Income Tax Planning April 6

Roberta Barsotti will discuss fiduciary income tax planning at the Tuesday, April 6 meeting of the Tax Committee of the Probate and Trust Section.

The meeting begins at 4 p.m. at the offices of Wilmington Trust Company, One Liberty Place, Suite 3150, 1650 Market St. Please contact Cathy Hearn at chearn@wilmingtontrust.com or 215-419-6570 if you plan to attend so your name can be logged with the security desk.

Reception for International LL.M. Students April 8

The International Law Committee will hold a reception in honor of the International LL.M. Students in Philadelphia on Thursday, April 8 at 6 p.m. at the offices of Fox Rothschild LLP, 2000 Market St., 20th floor.

The event is co-sponsored by the University of Pennsylvania Law School and the Temple University Beasley School of Law. There is no charge for this event, but registration is required. RSVP by Thursday, April 1 to Maria Sothern at 215-299-2819 or msothern@foxrothschild.com.

Business Development Skills Series Starts April 9

The Training Resource Group will present a series of programs to introduce business development skills to attorneys beginning on Friday, April 9.

The program is designed for attorneys who are now expected to develop business for themselves or their firms. Learn these essential skill sets that were never taught in law school.

The sessions will be held in the 11th floor Committee Room South of Bar Association headquarters, 1101 Market St., from 12 to 2 p.m. The April 9 session will cover building a network for business development and designing a business plan. The April 16 session will discuss the basics of networking and building a memorable 30-second commercial. On April 23, attendees will learn how to build a stronger network. The April 30 session will provide an introduction to a systematic approach to client development.

The cost is $795 per participant which includes four training sessions, one individual coaching session and materials. For more information call (215) 320-4650 or visit trainingresourcegroup.com.

Pension Issues, New Schedule K on Agenda April 9

The Tax Exempt Finance Committee will discuss Pennsylvania pension issues and the new Schedule K to Form 990 at its Friday, April 9 meeting.

Speakers for the program include Marc Ammaturo of The PFM Group and Kevin Scott of Fox Rothschild LLP. The program begins at 12 p.m. at the offices of Cozen O'Connor, 1900 Market St. Lunch will be included courtesy of the Business Law Section.

RSVP to Kevin McNab of Cozen O'Connor at kmcnab@cozen.com or call 215-665-2117.

Author Amy Bach to Discuss New Book April 13

Attorney and journalist Amy Bach will discuss her groundbreaking new book Ordinary Injustice: How America Holds Court at a Tuesday, April 13 plenary session of the Public Interest Section, in partnership with the Criminal Justice Section and the Young Lawyers Division.

A wine-and-cheese reception will follow the discussion, which begins at 4 p.m. in the 11th floor Conference Center of Bar Association headquarters, 1101 Market St. Copies of her book will be available for purchase and there will be an opportunity to have books purchased signed by the author. Click here to RSVP.

Bankruptcy Law and Practice for Students April 21

The Business Law Section and Bankruptcy Law Committee will present "Focus on Bankruptcy Law and Practice," part of its Practicing Business Law Series for Law Students on Wednesday, April 21.

The program will be an informal discussion on commercial and consumer bankruptcy law and practice. Lunch will be served. Dress is casual but neat.

The program begins at 12:30 p.m. at the offices of Hangley Aronchick Segal & Pudlin, One Logan Square, 27th Floor. There is no charge to attend, but pre-registration is required. Please contact Sarah McCarthy at smccarthy@mmwr.com to register.

Lunch Program on Submitting to Editorial Pages April 22

The Association's Bar-News Media Committee will host "How and When to Share Your Opinion with the Press - Submitting to Editorial Pages" on Thursday, April 22.

Members will hear from editorial page editors from several area newspapers. Panelists will include Bernard Dagenais, editor of the Philadelphia Business Journal; Hank Grezlak, associate publisher and editor-in-chief of The Legal Intelligencer; Lisa Hostein, executive editor, Jewish Exponent; Irv Randolph, managing editor of The Philadelphia Tribune; Idelle Howitt, managing editor, Metropolitan Corporate Counsel; and Guy Petroziello, editorial page editor, Bucks County Courier Times. Additional panelists will be announced.

The panel will answer questions regarding what they are looking for in terms of commentary, how best to contact them and build relationships, the types of stories that catch their attention and what not to do or say when communicating with the media.

The program will take place from 12 to 1:30 p.m. at Bar Association headquarters, 1101 Market St., in the 11th Floor Conference Center. Click here to register. For more information about the Bar-News Media Committee, contact Committee Chair Gina Furia Rubel at Gina@furiarubel.com.

Volunteers Needed for Earth Day Event April 24

The Philadelphia Bar Association will mark the 40th anniversary of Earth Day by planting trees on the morning of Saturday, April 24.

Please join the Green Ribbon Task Force in helping make Philadelphia greener. We will be planting root trees at one or more locations in Philadelphia and no experience or heavy lifting is necessary. You and your family and friends are all welcome and encouraged to participate. If you are interested in volunteering, contact Kim Jessum at kjessum@stradley.com. More details about exact locations and times will be forthcoming.

Bar Association's 31st Annual 5K Run/Walk May 16

The 31st Annual Philadelphia Bar Association 5K Run/Walk for the Support Center for Child Advocates will be held Sunday, May 16 at 8:30 a.m. on Martin Luther King Jr. Drive.

There will be several competitive divisions with a 5K run competition for all runners, a 5K run competition for members of the Philadelphia Bar Association only. There will be both legal team competition and corporate team competition.

This year, the Bar Association is being joined by corporate sponsors FirsTrust, Wawa, Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney P.C., Iron Mountain, Philadelphia Runner, Brooks, The Legal Intelligencer, Landmark Legal Solutions, USI Affinity, Veritext, Reliable and CPMI. The event is also being joined by legal sponsors Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP; Anapol Schwartz Weiss Cohan Feldman & Smalley, PC; Archer & Greiner, P.C.; Caesar Rivise Bernstein Cohen & Pokotilow Ltd.; Cozen O’Connor; DLA Piper; Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP; Fox Rothschild LLP; Marshall, Dennehey, Warner, Coleman & Goggin; Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP; Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP; Pepper Hamilton LLP; RatnerPrestia; Raynes McCarty; Sandals & Associates, P.C.; Thorp, Reed & Armstrong, LLP and Zarwin Baum DeVito Kaplan Schaer Toddy P.C. along with legal supporters, Barrack, Rodos & Bacine and Berger & Montague, P.C.

For more information or to become volunteer, contact Eric Marzluf at 215-567-2010 (ext. 146) or via e-mail at esmarzluf@crbcp.com or Kristyn DiDominick at 267-546-9211 or via-email at kdidominick@advokid.org. To register for the race, visit active.com.

Public Interest Events, Trainings Set

HIAS and Council Migration Service will hold a pro bono training program on Friday, March 26 from 12 to 2 p.m., for attorneys interested in volunteering for the National Pro Bono Citizenship Weekend in Pennsylvania, which will be held in Philadelphia on Saturday, April 17. The pro bono training program will cover citizenship procedures, applications and fee waivers and will be held at HIAS and Council Migration, Jewish Community Services Building, 2100 Arch St., 3rd Floor. This will be a brown bag lunch training event (vegetarian lunches only due to dietary rules in the building), but beverages will be provided. For more information about registering for the training or to volunteer on April 17, call 215-832-0919 or send an e-mail to hiascitizenship@gmail.com.

• The Second Annual Rutgers Law School Public Interest Evening Auction will be held Thursday, April 1 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Faculty Lounge, 4th floor, East Building, 217 N. Fifth St. The auction raises funds for summer stipends, awarded to students working in unpaid public interest summer positions. Past employers include Women Against Abuse, Senior Law Center, South Jersey Legal Services, and the Camden County Prosecutor's Office. With these awards, Rutgers students provide much-needed assistance to these underfunded agencies and their clients, while learning valuable lawyering and professional skills. Come bid on Philadelphia hotel stays, wine tasting and more. Light hors d'oeuvres, wine and beer will be served. For more information, contact Pam Mertsock-Wolfe at (856) 225-6406 or at pmertsoc@camden.rutgers.edu.

• The Homeless Advocacy Project will celebrate its 20th anniversary at its Annual April Benefit on Thursday, April 8 from 5:30 to 8 p.m., at the Ritz-Carlton Philadelphia, 10 Avenue of the Arts. This event will feature complimentary cocktails and hors d’ouevres and a silent and live auction. Three individuals who helped create HAP will be honored at the event: Sandy Ballard, founding HAP executive director; Christopher C. Fallon Jr., founding HAP board member and former HAP board president; and Jack L. Foltz, former HAP board president and former vice president and general counsel, Sunoco. Tickets are $75 per person. For more information about tickets and sponsorship opportunities, contact Andrea Bloch at (215) 523-9598 or abloch@philalegal.org, or visit www.homelessadvocacyproject.org.

• The Support Center for Child Advocates will hold its Annual Benefit Reception & Silent Auction on Wednesday, April 14, from 5 to 8 p.m., at the Crystal Tea Room, The Wanamaker Building, 100 Penn Square East, Philadelphia. At this event, SCCA will honor seven Distinguished Advocates for Children and present the 2010 Judge Lois G. Forer Child Advocacy Award to Gov. Edward G. Rendell for his extraordinary career of service to children and families (schedule permitting). For ticket and sponsorship information contact Kristyn DiDominick at kdidominick@advokid.org or 267-546-9211, or visit www.advokid.org.

• Philadelphia VIP will host a CLE training program on how to handle a case in the Mortgage Foreclosure Diversion Project, the mandatory negotiation program operated by the First Judicial District. The event will be held Friday, April 16 at PECO/Exelon, 2301 Market St. A free continental breakfast will be served from 8:30 to 9 a.m. The CLE training program will be held from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Volunteers will receive one free CLE credit for each hour of course work attended (a total of three free CLE credits are available) in exchange for representing two different clients at one or more mortgage foreclosure conciliation conferences on a continuing basis until the attempted negotiation is resolved, or in exchange for volunteering as an on-call attorney at three different conciliation conference half-day sessions. Volunteer work must be completed within six months of the training program. Register at phillyvip@phillyvip.org or by calling 215- 523-9550. For more information, please contact Doug Schairer at 215-523-9569.

• SeniorLAW Center will celebrate its work with the live music of CTO Park Avenue and dancing for all ages at its "SENIOR PROM," a special event that will be held Friday, April 23, from 6 to 11 p.m., at The Westin Philadelphia, 99 S. 17th St. at Liberty Place. Kids (and prom queens) are welcome! Prom attire is optional! For more information and tickets, call Larry Felzer at (215) 701-3203 or e-mail at lfelzer@seniorlawcenter.org.

• The Support Center for Child Advocates will present its pro bono training program, "How to Handle a Child Abuse Case," on Monday, April 26 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at The CLE Conference Center on the 10th floor of the Wanamaker Building. Five substantive and one ethics CLE credits are available. Register online at www.pbi.org or by calling 1-800-932-4637.

• HIAS and Council Migration Service of Philadelphia will hold its annual event, Building Bridges, Opening Doors, on Tuesday, April 27 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Union League of Philadelphia. This event will feature a performance by Eddie Bruce, a nationally known singer and bandleader. HIAS and Council will honor Dechert LLP; Rue Landau, the executive director of Philadelphia's Commission on Human Relations; Anuj Gupta, deputy commissioner for the City of Philadelphia Department of Licenses and Inspection; and Dr. Lena Allen Shore, a holocaust survivor, poet and humanitarian. Tickets are $118 per person and $60 per person for nonprofit employees. For ticket information, please contact Sarah Peterson at speterson@hiaspa.org or 215-832-0920.

• Philadelphia VIP will host a CLE training session on tax controversies on Friday, April 30 to help attorneys learn methods and skills required to represent low-income workers facing IRS compliance actions. This event will be held from 12 to 2:15 p.m. at Morgan Lewis & Bockius, LLP, 1701 Market St. The trainers will be Keith Fogg and Linda Love Vines from Villanova Law School. For more information and to register, e-mail phillyvip@phillyvip.org or call 215-523-9550.

Green Business Program Anniversary Event April 7

The Greater Philadelphia Green Business Program will celebrate its one-year anniversary on Wednesday, April 7, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the courtyard of 1 Logan Square, 18th and Cherry streets.

Celebrate and network with nearly 100 businesses and organizations that have made the commitment to "green" their office practices. Members of the Greater Philadelphia Green Business Program, friends and colleagues who want to learn more are invited to attend. Admission is free. RSVP by April 1 by clicking here.

Rutgers Law Hosting Reentry Conference April 8

Rutgers University Law School-Camden will hold the conference, "Back to the Community: Making Systems Work for Reentry," on Thursday, April 8 from 8 a.m. to 3:45 p.m., at the Law School, 217 North 5th St., Camden, N.J.

Join local, regional and national leaders for a discussion on how government agencies and not-for-profit programs can better serve those on parole or probation as well as the communities and families to which they return. Panels of practitioners, policy makers, and researchers will tackle the challenges of systemic coordination and partnership from sentencing through incarceration and release, with particular emphasis on how reentry impacts our urban centers.

RSVP by April 5 to Kristin Walker at 856-225-6325 or krwalker@camden.rutgers.edu. Parking arrangements will be provided.

Holocaust Remembrance Day Program April 14

Please join the Louis D. Brandeis Law Society on Wednesday, April 14 from 12 to 1:30 p.m. to commemorate Holocaust Remembrance Day.

The Louis D. Brandeis Law Society has invited Shoah Survivor Sol Finkelstein and his son, Joe Finkelstein, to discuss their recent book, I Choose Life, which recounts Sol and Goldie Finkelsteins' Holocaust survival experiences. Joe Finkelstein, a Brandeis Law Society member, helped his parents write a memoir of their experiences as Shoah survivors. Judith Bernstein Baker of The Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS) will also speak.

The discussion (with book signing) will be held at the law firm of Blank Rome LLP, One Logan Square, 130 N. 18th St. Lunch will be provided courtesy of Blank Rome.

The program will also qualify for one hour of substantive CLE credit, which will be complimentary for Brandeis members and $36 for non-members.

Please RSVP by Wednesday, April 7 to Melissa J. Oretsky at moretsky@reedsmith.com or 215-851-8217.

Brandeis Foundation Scholarship Luncheon April 20

The Louis D. Brandeis Law Society Foundation will have its Second Annual Scholarship Luncheon on Tuesday, April 20, at 12 p.m. at the Union League of Philadelphia, Broad and Sansom streets.

The Third Annual Hon. Abraham J. Gafni Award will be presented, and the Second Annual Hon. Sandra Mazer Moss Award will also be presented to deserving law students selected from the five area law schools.

Members of the bench, bar and public are invited to attend. For more information, contact Louis W. Fryman, president of the Foundation, at 215-864-8089 or Mitchell H. Klevan, treasurer, at 215-568-4980. The charge for members and guests is $75. Tickets for judges, law clerks and public interest attorneys are $37.50. Kosher meals will be available upon request.

FJD E-Filing Training Session April 22

The First Judicial District will hold a training session on electronic filing on Thursday, April 22.

Electronic filing of all civil matters became mandatory in January 2009. This program will provide in-depth instruction on the use of the electronic filing system. It was designed to allow for the filing of all civil cases and legal document via the Internet from anywhere at any time. The system currently provides attorneys and litigants with unlimited online access to all papers and legal documents filed in their cases.

The faculty for the program includes President Judge Pamela Pryor Dembe, Administrative Judge D. Webster Keogh, Supervising Judge William J. Manfredi, Deputy Court Administrator Charles A. Mapp Sr., Deputy Court Administrator Dominic J. Rossi, Prothonotary Joseph H. Evers, and Deputy Prothonotary Deborah E. Dailey, along with Harold Palmer, director of application systems development and Steven Wulko from quality assurance.

The program begins at 9 a.m. in Conference Room 380 of City Hall. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. Click here for an electronic fillable registration form. Completed registration forms can be e-mailed to Kara.behlau@courts.phila.gov. The cost of the program is $125 and includes and electronic version of the e-filing manual. The program has been approved for 3 substantive CLE credits.

Women in Law Leadership Academy April 29-30

The American Bar Association Commission on Women and Young Lawyers Division will present the fourth Women in Law Leadership (WILL) Academy on April 29-30 in Philadelphia. Realize your leadership potential, learn how to develop business and take your career to the next level.

The WILL Academy empowers and trains women lawyers to achieve success and leadership skills. You will receive practical advice from and have the opportunity to network with prominent judges, general counsels and practitioners from around the country. You will participate in a number of interactive and highly informative programs that address a wide range of important and cutting-edge subjects.

Keynote speakers include Lynn Laverty Elsenhans, chair and chief executive officer, Sunoco, Inc. and Mary E. Snapp, corporate vice president, deputy general counsel, Microsoft Corporation.

The Academy will be held at the Loews Philadelphia Hotel, 1200 Market St. and is co-sponsored by the Philadelphia Bar Association. Click here to download the Academy brochure. For more information about the 2010 Women in Law Leadership Academy, click here.

Roberta D. Liebenberg, a senior partner at Fine, Kaplan and Black, R.P.C., is chair of the ABA Commission on Women in the Profession. Maria A. Feeley, a partner at Pepper Hamilton LLP, is co-chair of the 2010 Women in Law Leadership Academy, as well as the Philadelphia liaison to the ABA Commission on Women in the Profession.

Empower Her World Without Breast Cancer

Participate in the Susan G. Komen Philadelphia Race for the Cure® Mother's Day, May 9, and become part of the world’s largest and most successful education and fundraising event for breast cancer.

More than just another 5K run/walk, the Race in Philadelphia is a Delaware Valley Mother’s Day tradition for celebrating survivors, remembering loved ones, and making a true difference in turning the dream of the cure into reality. Pulling out all the stops to celebrate the event's milestone 20th anniversary in Philadelphia, opening ceremonies begin at 7 a.m. at the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and festivities for all ages continue throughout the morning.

Whether you run, walk or are a "virtual" participant, you'll be empowering women of all generations, while also helping bring to reality the Komen vision of a world without breast cancer. For more details, online registration and free fundraising tools to make your Race participation even more fulfilling, visit www.Race.KomenPhiladelphia.org.

Gary Papa Run 4 Your Life June 20

The Ninth Annual Gary Papa Run 4 Your Life will be held Sunday, June 20, sponsored by Prostate Health International, in partnership with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 98 and 6ABC-TV.

The 5K walk/run promotes prostate cancer awareness and research and to support a program of free screenings and educational programs to men in the Delaware Valley. The event is named in honor of Gary Papa, a longtime sportscaster with 6ABC, who lost his battle with prostate cancer last June.

Register online by clicking here.
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