Posts Tagged Gift of Life

Time is Almost Up to Make a Difference! #BCAProud @Family_House


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Yesterday, December 1st, was national Giving Tuesday and the Family House’s 2nd Annual 40 Hours photo1-565cb689d1d91for the Family House Challenge! Please consider donating to my page or joining me for this online fundraiser- it’s both easy and fun! By participating you are helping hundreds of transplant families who rely on the Family House as their “home away from home”. Please consider making a donation  to a worthy cause that is dear to my heart, any little bit helps! Thank you so much!

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BCA Summer Shared Activities; Group Cook at the Gift of Life @Family_House #BCAProud

6.16.15 - Donors Are Heroes CommitteeWe like to practice what we preach at BCA, so this summer the BCA team is engaging in Shared Activities personally selected by each team member.

Mary Pat Kessler will be inviting the BCA Team to participate in something that is very dear to her, the Gift of Life Family House. Volunteers are able to visit the Gift of Life Family House on a regular basis to provide comfort and support by participating in Group Cooking Sessions. Family members who are anxiously awaiting good news about loved ones are able to relax and engage in their own shared activities by cooking with volunteers from the community. It’s just a small way to lift everyones spirits.

What is a Shared Activity? Reference our recent Blog post by Clicking Here.

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Mary Pat Kessler Living Donor Keynote Speaker #BCAProud @donor_1 @Family_House

Congratulations to our very own Mary Pat Kessler who will be the Keynote Speaker for Gift of Life’s Living Donor Ceremony on March 8th. She has been asked to speak about her life post organ donation.  Mary Pat donated her kidney to her younger sister, Anne Marie, in 2008. Anne is the mother of three young children and doing well. Mary Pat serves on the Board of Directors for the Gift of Life Family House, a “home away from home” for transplant patients and their families.

There are more than 5,300 people in the Philadelphia region waiting to obtain a life-saving kidney transplant. This programs serves to provide information and education to medical professionals, the general public, patient and potential living donors in our area.

Come and support Mary Pat as she speaks from personal experience and from the heart! If you would like to attend this event please email Mary Pat no later than Thursday, March 5th. More info is here:

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Gifts for the People who have Everything @Family_House #BCAProud

photo 1Are you struggling to find the perfect gifts for your friends and family? The solution is simple, Make a Donation in honor of a loved one and Give the Gift of Life!

In honor of two loved ones who recently passed, Mary Pat Kessler of BCA, is cultivating awareness to raise enough funding for a permanent garden at the Gift of Life Family House in Philadelphia. It will be a beautiful, peaceful space to sit or pray. In exchange of a store bought item you can give the Gift of Life, Click Here to learn more, or make a donation of any size to help Mary Pat reach her ultimate goal.

Click more to see fun photos of Mary Pat (who ran in honor of Sara and Paul) and others from the most recent Philadelphia Marathon. Read the rest of this entry »

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Tis’ the Season for Giving #GivingTuesday #BCAProud

Throughout 2014 we were honored to support and acknowledge notable charities in the Philadelphia Community. Here’s a quick recap of 2014 BCA Charity Spotlights. Read the rest of this entry »

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Support Mary Pat Kessler Running Philly Marathon This Sunday; Raising Awareness @Family_House #BCAProud

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Mary Pat will be running in the Philly Marathon this Sunday, November 23rd in honor of two loved ones. Please help support Mary Pat’s efforts  Click Here to learn more, or donate to her fundraiser. Please forward this information along to others to help spread Mary Pat’s mission!

“As many of you know, Paul and Sara tragically lost their lives in the last couple of weeks and I am running this year’s Philadelphia Marathon in their memory. My goal is to raise $40,000 to permanently name and dedicate the West Garden of the Family House in Sara and Paul’s memory. Read the rest of this entry »

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