Yet another super humiliation for some Patriots’ fans, and another win for the underdogs, courtesy of our local hospice.
One day, about a week before the Super Bowl, we received a phone call from our counterparts at a large, nonprofit hospice in Boston. Did we want to accept a smackdown social-media challenge in honor of our Eagles and their Patriots? My foil said to me, “You know, we’re very good at winning Super Bowls, we have a lot of practice.” So smug. My reply: “Oh yeah, have you seen “Rocky?”
This is Philadelphia, people, East Falls no less! We embraced the underdog challenge and accepted! We took part in the good-natured, “tough talking” predictions about the game’s outcome daily on Facebook and Twitter.
By the Friday before game day, we were ready! We had a pep rally and a bake sale and we all wore our Eagles gear! The bake sale raised $806 for our Hospice!
The deal was our CEO, Walt Borginis, was going to have to eat a bowl of New England clam chowder if our Under Dawgs hadn’t pulled off the upset! As it turned out, their CEO, Pat Ahern, had to eat a cheesesteak “wit!” HA!
VNA Philadelphia is a community-based home health and hospice care provider located right here in East Falls, but taking care of people all over area. We are a nonprofit, 501c3 charity.
Maureen is the Senior VP for Development for the VNA Hospice of Philadelphia; the only nonprofit, freestanding hospice unit in the Philadelphia Metro area. A dedicated team of healthcare pros, including nurses, chaplains, social workers, home health aides, and therapists (including therapy dogs!) — provide home health and hospice care to all, regardless of ability to pay.