Philly Socialholic: Here, Here, for Cheers For CHOP 2015!

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On March - 12 - 2015

sp2This year’s Cheers for CHOP 2015 at the Valley Forge Casino was probably one of the most fun events of the year. Benefitting the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s Child Life activities, one of the first programs in the country to recognize the therapeutic value of play for hospitalized children; Friends of CHOP brought the “fun” in fundraiser. With over 700 guests in attendance the philanthropic young influencers raised nearly $675,000 benefitting the amazing cause.

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photo credit : Cheers for CHOP

 

The memorable evening began with an amazing variety of auction items ranging from exciting getaways, delectable dinners, and a one on one with One Direction. Guests were then treated to a special presentation by 19 year-old Tom Gillin and his inspiring You Tube video, “Bald So Hard”, a parody of his experiences at CHOP to the tune of Jay-Z and Kanye’s “Ni**as In Paris”.

The night just kept getting better as hip hop sensation Salt-N-Pepa and DJ Spinderella took the stage, along with their red clad male dance fellas, and belted off classics including: Let’s Talk About Sex, Shoop, Whatta Man and Push It. DJ Bizz kept the crowd dancing, spinning the night away with songs ranging from Michael Jackson to Pitbull.

The night was an absolute success. For more information or t0 donate visit: https://give.chop.edu/page/contribute/cheers-for-chop.

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