2018 Event Venue and Date

The Logan Philadelphia
1 Logan Square
Philadelphia, PA 19103

November 1, 2018

6 p.m.–7 p.m. Cocktail Reception
7 p.m.–9 p.m. Dinner & Presentation

2018 Keynote Speaker

Radio host, television presenter, newspaper columnist, author and lawyer Michael A. Smerconish is our keynote speaker this year. Mr. Smerconish broadcasts The Michael Smerconish Program on SiriusXM and hosts the CNN program Smerconish. He is also a Sunday newspaper columnist for The Philadelphia Inquirer, author of six books and of counsel to the law firm of Kline & Specter.

Michael A. Smerconish photo

2018 Featured Charity

The Take A Breather Foundation fulfills wishes for those children and adults living with cystic fibrosis (CF). Founded in 2012, as a 501(c)(3) organization, the foundation has been an outgrowth of the Narberth CF Run which has been fulfilling wishes since 1996, when we granted our first wish and sent a child to Disney World.

Cystic Fibrosis is a disease that does not take a breather - every single day our sons, daughters, brothers, sisters, mothers and fathers spend hours clearing their lungs and taking more medicine than most can imagine, just to breathe and stay alive. Others spend too much of their childhood in the hospital fighting off life threatening lung infections with IV antiobiotics; infections that slowly destroy their lungs and other organs. The scientific community is closer to a cure now, than it's ever been before thanks to the amazing efforts of the CF Foundation.

However, everyday thousands of children and young adults still fight just to breathe. As an organization, our board members and volunteers each bring different life stories involving Cystic Fibrosis, but our mission is the same: to give these families the opportunity to “take a breather” from Cystic Fibrosis, and offer them a moment in their lives to focus on creating magical memories and lasting smiles.