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Magee Rehabilitation Hospital will host the 14th Annual Night of Champions fundraiser on Friday, May 2 at Penns Landing Caterers. All proceeds benefit Magees community and patient programs, such as wheelchair sports, adjunctive therapies, the Patient Resource Center and the Gaspar Center. The evening features dinner, live and silent auctions, live entertainment, local sports celebrities and more.

"The Night of Champions event is not only an opportunity for the Hospital to raise funds for our many patient and community programs, but also to recognize those who have made a difference in the lives of people living with disabilities," said Jack Carroll, President and CEO of Magee Rehabilitation Hospital. "Now in its 14th amazing year, this night makes a tremendous difference in the lives of our patients and their families -- and we couldn't be more grateful."

The 14th Annual Night of Champions will be held at Penns Landing Caterers, 1301 South Columbus Boulevard in Philadelphia on Friday, May 2, with a V.I.P. reception at 6 p.m. and dinner at 7 p.m. The V.I.P. reception will include special appearances by John Giannini; Tommy Greene; Joe Hand, Sr.; Joe Hand, Jr.; Mike Mamula; Speedy Morris; Scott Palmer; John Spagnola; Brett Brown; Jon Runyan; and Billy Cunningham. Throughout the evening, guests will have the opportunity to participate in live and silent auctions, as well as live entertainment by The Reverb Brothers and appearances by Magee's wheelchair sports teams.

The evening also includes the presentation of the 2014 Champion in the Community Award to Fred Duling and BAYADA Home Health Care. Fred Duling incurred a spinal cord injury during a fall at the Malta Boat Club on Philadelphia's Boathouse Row in 2010. Since his injury, Fred has become a Magee Champion, serving on the Patient Advisory and Walk It Out Event Committees, as well as in Magee's Peer Mentor Program. BAYADA Home Health Care has been a longtime partner and supporter of Magee Rehabilitation Hospital and people with disabilities.  BAYADA provides nursing, rehabilitative, therapeutic, hospice and assistive care services for people of all ages in the comfort of their homes.  The annual BAYADA Regatta, the nationҒs oldest and largest all-adaptive rowing competition for athletes with physical disabilities, is sponsored solely by BAYADA Home Health Care.

For more information or to purchase tickets to the Night of Champions, please contact Magee's Development Department at (215) 587-3090 or giving@mageerehab.org.

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