Please Join Us at the
19th Anniversary Stars for Stroke
Gala & Silent Auction
Saturday, November 15, 2014 at 6:30pm
Sheraton Philadelphia
Society Hill Hotel

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The 19th Annual Stars for Stroke Gala and Silent Auction to benefit the Delaware Valley Stroke Council will be held in The Ballroom of Sheraton Philadelphia Society Hill Hotel on Saturday evening, November 15th beginning at 6:30 p.m. The venue is located at One Dock Street (2nd and Walnut Streets) in Philadelphia. The Delaware Valley Stroke Council, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, working tirelessly to reduce the incidence and impact of Stroke through heightened public awareness, public and professional education, and legislative and patient advocacy.

This annual black tie event will pay tribute to individuals and organizations that have made extraordinary contributions to the community. This year we will be honoring those community members who have made a difference in promoting optimal stroke care over the past  year. Your host for the evening will be none other than Dawn Stensland-Mendte, former FOX29 news anchor and host of the talk show Dawn on Philadelphia's WMCN.

We are fortunate and honored to present The Lifetime Achievement Award to Dr. Guy Fried, Chief Medical Officer at Magee Rehabilitation Hospital, a cornerstone of rehab excellence in Philadelphia.

We are proud to present the Volunteer of the Year Award to Joseph Serpente for his collaborative spirit and never ending willingness to go the extra mile. The Stroke Survivor and Caregiver Award will be graciously presented to 8 year old, Chase Schweiger, and his parents, Wendi and Jordon Schweiger for their relentless perseverance against all odds. Special Recognition Awards will be presented to Dr. Dan Licht, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Ashley Binkowski, MS, OTRL/L, Occupational Therapist II, Amanda Kusler, PT, DPT, PCS, Physical Therapy, Natalie Kraemer, MF, CCC-SLP, Speech Therapist. Dr. Rodney Bell is our Honorary Chairperson.

All funds raised from this event will remain in the Delaware Valley to sustain our programs that help reduce the incidence and impact of stroke, the number one adult disability in this country. The event will include a silent auction with cocktails and hors d'oeuvres, dinner and dancing, in addition to remarks from honorees and a number of local dignitaries. 

This year’s Co-Chairs of the event are Toby Mazer, Sharon Rotman Bronstein, and Marci Weitz. Advance reservations are required and tickets must be purchased in advance. Tickets are $250 per adult and $40 per child.

For more information about the 19th Annual Stars for Stroke Gala or Corporate Sponsorship, please contact Honey Zozofsky at (215) 772-9040 or

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Delaware Valley Stroke Council
The Stroke Authority 

(215) 772-9040
1528 Walnut Street, Suite 903
Philadelphia, PA 19102

United Way # 4563