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2014 Philadelphia Bar Association 5K Run/Walk

2014 Philadelphia Bar Association 5K Run/Walk

Join us on Sunday, May 18, 2014 for the 35th Annual Philadelphia Bar Association 5K Run/Walk! This event attracts more than 1,300 runners and walkers of all ages each year, and is one of the oldest and most respected events of its kind in the City of Philadelphia! The Run/Walk format provides the opportunity for athletes of all levels to participate in this charity event organized by the Philadelphia Bar Association to spotlight its concern for the children of Philadelphia and to benefit the Support Center for Child Advocates.





35th Annual Philadelphia Bar Foundation 5K Run/Walk!



Thank you sponsors!!

Presenting Sponsors
Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney
Caesar, Rivise, Bernstein, Cohen & Pokotilow
Firstrust Bank

Legal Sponsor
Anapol Schwartz Weiss & Cohan
Baker Hostetler
Blank Rome LLP
Ciardi Ciardi & Astin
Clark Hill Thorpe Reed
Cozen O’Connor
DLA Piper
Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
Fox Rothschild LLP
Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin
Momjian Anderer LLC
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
Offit Kurman
Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel, LLP
Pepper Hamilton LLP
Raynes McCarty
Sandals & Associates P.C.
Stevens & Lee/Griffin
Zarwin Baum DeVito Kaplan Schaer & Toddy P.C.

Corporate Sponsors
USI Affinity

Legal Supporters
Maron Marvel Bradley & Anderson
Segal McCambridge Singer & Mahoney

Legal Supporter



A Note From Executive Director Frank Cervone


FRIENDS – Our entire community is saddened by the news of the passing of Professor Edward D. Ohlbaum. Of course whether friend – and he had many – or foe – who knew him to be the most formidable of adversaries — he was known only as Eddie. Our thoughts are with Eddie’s wife Karyn Scher and their son Jake.

Our beloved friend and brother served in so many roles, of which I know only a few: senior trial lawyer with the Defender Association of Philadelphia; founding Board Member of the Pennsylvania Innocence Project; Law Professor and Director of Trial Advocacy and Clinical Legal Education at Temple Law School; and at the Support Center for Child Advocates, as Volunteer Child Advocate, Member of our Board of Directors, and Chair of our Child Policy Committee, and consultant on our most challenging ethics and practice questions. Mentor, teacher, advocate, advisor, coach, author. Warm, energetic, unselfish, brilliant, insightful, encouraging, gracious, personal. These are some of the words that come to mind when we think of our friend.

I don’t think he shared news of his illness with many. Always about the work, about injustice, about his students, especially about his family and his friends — he was so much like this, as it was never about Eddie. We join in our fond memories of him, with such sadness.

-Frank Cervone, Executive Director of Child Advocates

The family requests that contributions in Eddie’s memory be directed toward The Pennsylvania Innocence Project at Temple Law School and the Support Center for Child Advocates
Click HERE to donate to the Support Center for Child Advocates in memory of Eddie.


Director of Social Work, Tracey Thomasey, appears on Kids Corner!


Our very own Tracey Thomasey was on WXPN’s radio show Kids Corner with Kathy O’Connell on 88.5 WXPN-FM Wednesday, January 15th.

Tracey talked with Kathy O’Connell about sadness and depression in children and teens.  As many as 1 in every 33 children may have depression; in teens, that number may be as high as 1 in 8.

Click HERE if you missed the interview to listen to it in its entirety!

Thanks for listening!



Check us out in the Metro Newspaper for #GivingTuesday!

Check out Child Advocates Communication Associate Tracy Buchholz and Toy Drive Coordinator Chris Hayes organizing the Toy Drive site on #GivingTuesday featured in the Metro!



Check us out on 6abc talking about #GivingTuesdayPhl and our Holiday Toy Drive Kick-off!

Check out Child Advocates Communication Associate Tracy Buchholz giving a tour to 6abc’s Lisa Thomas-Laury on #GivingTuesday!


Child Advocates Charity Card Campaign

Dear Friends,

Did you know that Americans spend nearly $2 billion on holiday cards each year?  Wouldn’t you like your annual greeting to friends and colleagues be meaningful for them while making the difference in the life of a child?

This year, the Support Center for Child Advocates (Child Advocates) is offering a new way to show your colleagues and associates that you care, about them and about the work of Child Advocates.

Through the Child Advocates Charity Card Campaign we are offering to personalize holiday greeting cards for you or your company.  You make a charitable donation to Child Advocates and we will provide a quantity of holiday cards printed with your name or business, announcing that a gift has been made.  Click HERE to learn more about donation levels and to order your cards today!

Please contact me if you have any questions at cgalbally@advokid.org or (267) 546-9216.

Happy Holidays!

Front of card:



2013 Child Advocates Holiday Toy Drive

Holiday Toy Drive Information:

For many of the kids we serve, the holidays are difficult. Some children may be separated from their parents, others from their siblings. At least 90% come from families living below the federal poverty level. All have experienced significant trauma that taints the warm holiday season.

We invite you to make the holidays brighter for these boys and girls.

Join our Holiday Toy Drive! We offer many ways to participate. Please read each volunteer opportunity carefully, as some changes have been made this year.

Coordinate a Child Advocates Toy Drive at work, among friends and family, at your child’s school, or at your church, synagogue or mosque. We will send you the names and ages of children – you tell us how many – on adhesive labels that can be distributed to your donors. We suggest a minimum of 10 children. When you’re done, deliver the toys to us or we’ll pick them up.

Buy gifts for our children (Birth to 21). We especially need gifts for teenagers. Gift cards are an easy way to give to this age group and our teens love them! (Ideas: CVS, Target, Wal-Mart, movie theaters, Blockbuster, Foot Locker, Bath & Body Works, sports stores, Five Below, etc.).

Volunteer at our Toy Drive headquarters (1880 JFK Blvd, 19th Floor) to help sort and bag toys during the weeks preceding Delivery Day.

Help deliver toys on December 21st – Delivery Day. Unfortunately, because of the time it takes to process each background check, the last day to register to deliver toys was the afternoon of Tuesday, December 17th. Please email cgalbally@advokid.org to learn about other volunteer opportunities. Thank you!

Sponsor a needy family or teen on a larger scale. Many of our clients’ families are impoverished with large sibling groups or special needs children, and may require more than toys.

Sorters, Donors and Toy Drive Coordinators, click HERE to fill out our volunteer interest form. 

**Things to remember: The deadline to delivery toys to our Toy Drive headquarters is Wednesday, December 18, 2013. Please do not wrap gifts, give candy, or weapon-themed toys.

Pick up toys at various Center City and suburban locations.

Come help us sort and bag toys in preparation for delivery.

Deliver toys to our kids. It’s a heartwarming activity and lots of fun! Delivery day begins at 8:00am on Saturday, December 21, 2013.

If you have any questions, please cotact toydrive@advokid.org, 267-546-9216.

We are grateful to The Independence Foundation for their supporting sponsorship of the Annual Toy Drive.  Watch our Holiday Toy Drive 2012 Highlights video and learn why your friends are involved.

Toy Drive

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