We hope this letter finds you well. This year has been an incredible challenge for so many. We want to give you a quick update on Philly Phaces. While 2021 was challenging we were able to have one of our most successful years yet. The board of Philly Phaces hosted several events for our Phamilies, details to follow, Philly Phaces was also the gold sponsor for the Chop Runway event, provided essential supplies to patients of Chop and is now proudly funding a scholarship for members of the Penn Dental Philly Phaces Club. All of this was possible because of our incredible board and wonderful volunteers. A sincere thank you to all of you. We would also like to thank the incredible supporters of Philly Phaces. We could not do what we do without your contributions to our mission.
Here are some 2021 highlights:
In 2021, pandemic and all, we continued to maintain engagement, host events and provide donations to the patients of the division of plastic surgery at CHOP.
In the summer, we hosted a family fun day aboard the pirate ship at Jersey Shore Pirates! Cleft and craniofacial kids and families plundered the Metedeconk to fight off Pirate Pete and find the treasure. Our kiddos did not disappoint. We celebrated with pizza and dessert afterwards!
We also had a memorable day FunPlex in Mount Laurel, NJ. We bowled, played arcade games and loved the water park!
Flyers fun! Families attended a Philadelphia Flyers game in December. We had a great turnout! So fun watching a very exciting game! So great to connect with kids and their families! Thank you to all who came out. We hope to increase events in 2022! Keep and eye out!
At the end of 2021, we added fun autograph bears to our donations! These bears will accompany kids to surgery and kids can get signatures from the care team. These will be distributed in pre surgical visits! In a time that can be bit scary and uncertain, it helps to engage conversations and have a keepsake for the patient and family.
Thank you for your continued engagement and support! We truly have the best Phamily around!
Your Philly Phaces Board