We were honored to welcome 21 runners to our 2017 Blue Cross Broad Street Run team yesterday. It was a perfect day for the race, cool and mostly sunny with just an occasional drizzle. The team celebrated post-race at Xfinity LIVE’s VIP Lounge. Many additional guests– friends and family of runners–joined the party, and Fred’s Footsteps staff members were pleased to welcome everyone and congratulate them on their successful endeavor.
Fred’s Footsteps is excited to announce that it has been gifted with a piece of artwork by Tremain Smith, an artist whose work has been featured in galleries across the country, including four pieces in the permanent collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. Special thanks to Lauren Addis of LAA Art Collective for facilitating this gift. The piece, Adonai Ha Eretz (48”x32”, oil, wax and collage), can be seen in the organization’s new office space in Ardmore.
On March 31, 2017, an article ran on the front-page of the Main Line Times detailing the Second Annual Fred’s Footsteps Fellowship Program and Coach Dick Vermeil’s visit to the organization’s new offices in Ardmore for day two of the Fellows Conference.
Fred’s Footsteps annual spring fundraising event, Party in the Yard, was featured in the Philadelphia Inquirer’s “Cause & Celebration” section on Sunday, March 12, 2017. The event raised over $220,000 to support our work with deserving families in the region. Photographs from the event, along with fundraising details, were shared in the Sunday paper.
Executive Director Christine DiBona Lobley and her work at Fred’s Footsteps were featured in the Academy of Notre Dame’s alumni magazine. The article, “Filling Big Shoes,” was part of a series of stories of love, hope, passion, and commitment in Saint Julie’s tradition.
In June, Executive Director Christine DiBona Lobley was a featured guest on “Money Matters TV (‘Where Your Money Matters’)” where she discussed the organization’s 10th Anniversary and how the organization has remained financially secure over the years, despite economic uncertainties.
On Saturday, February 28, 2015, Executive Director Christine DiBona Lobley was a featured guest on PHL17′s “InFocus” with Steve Highsmith, where she discussed the organization’s 10th anniversary and the families we serve in the Philadelphia region.