Our Children Rarely Die

Published in the Huffington Post Rare is defined as seldom occurring or found, uncommon. There are only 24 known manuscripts of the Magna Carta. There are only 4,480 black rhinos left on the face of the earth. This past Thanksgiving, the Grand Canyon was filled by an inversion cloudthat only happens once every 10 years. Rare...

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Go Krimson for Kids

Published in the Huffington Post February is American Heart Month, and there is no shortage of events promoting cardiac health. We do it. This past weekend, Simon’s Fund hosted its annual gala called Simon’s Soiree: An Affair From the Heart. However, unlike most, our event was focused on bringing awareness to heart...

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CoFounders’ Soiree Message

It’s been ten years since Simon died. Today, he would have been in fourth grade. They say that time heals everything. This cliche is completely false. Time gives us the opportunity to make choices. It gives us the room to live in darkness or seek out light. It gives us...

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Shocking Truth about Night at the Museum

Published in Huffington Post  Over the holidays, I took my son to see Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb. I liked it. It was very entertaining and did a nice job of tying the three movies together, and bringing the story to a close. The centerpiece of the series is...

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Reflections from the Red Carpet

We met Karen Fondu, President, and Malena Higurea, CMO, at L’Oreal’s corporate headquarters that morning. We learned about how the selection process went from 3,400 applicants to thirty finalists to ten honorees. Every honoree took a few minutes sharing their story with the L’Oreal team. Tears were shed. This lasted about two hours....

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Phyllis' Speech at Women of Worth Gala

I am an award show junkie. I watch the Oscars, Tonys, AMAs, Grammys, People’s Choice. I watch them all. This is by far the most unbelievable award show. Thank you L’Oreal Paris for creating such a meaningful program, and for allowing me to be a part of it. I want...

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The Lesson of Isaiah Austin

As kids, how many of you dreamed of making the winning shot, throwing the winning touchdown or hitting the winning homerun? Isaiah Austin, big man for the Baylor Bears did that already. He just finished up his collegiate career and was about to check off another dream – getting drafted...

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Awareness Du Jour

CPR/AED Awareness Week is underway. Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) is a very easy lifesaving technique that helps pump blood through the body when the heart stops beating.  An automated external defibrillator (AED) is an automated device that assesses the heartbeat of a patient and then delivers a life-saving shock, if needed....

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Op Ed – Don't Judge a Book

This past week, many parents in the Greater Philadelphia area learned what I learned almost ten years ago – sudden cardiac arrest isn’t just an adult thing. It takes the lives of thousands of children every year. Two students, an eighth grader from Harrington Middle School in Mount Laurel, and...

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