On Saturday, April 22nd, 2017, Sky Community Partners, Councilman Kenyatta Johnson, Councilman Derek Green, State Representative Jordan Harris, iHeartMedia-Philadelphia, and Jefferson University will host the 3rd Annual Point Breeze 5k Walk & Run. In addition to the 5k Run/Walk, there will also be a Health Fair to provide children and families with resources and information to increase their health awareness and improve their overall quality of life.
While there are many ailments and diseases that impact our community, our organization is focused on raising cancer awareness.
The five-year survival rate is less than 5%, making pancreatic cancer a leading cause of cancer death. The incidence of pancreatic cancer is 50 – 90% higher in African Americans than in any other racial group in the United States.
To date, Sky has raised over $20,000 towards local pancreatic cancer research. With your support we hope to exceed that goal so we can increase the support for pancreatic cancer awareness.
On December 14th, 2016 Sky Community Partners hosted its 2nd Annual Stars in the Sky Awards Reception. The purpose of this event was to raise funds for our organizational programs as well as honor our corporate, community and individual partners that have made a significant impact in the community.
Sky honored Tariq “Black Thought” Trotter of the legendary Roots Band, as our Person of the Year for his continued work in underserved communities across the country, including the Philadelphia community. We also honored UHS of Fairmount as our Corporate Partner of the Year, and Saint Monica Catholic Elementary School and Mercy Career & Technical High School as our Community Partners of the Year. These organizations were recognized for their work and positive impact in underserved communities throughout the city of Philadelphia.
“Sky is committed to establishing productive partnerships with individuals and organizations who share our determination to improve the quality of life for all Philadelphians,” Chavous said. “We actively seek out those who are committed to changing the status quo.”
ICYMI: On Friday October 29th, Sky Community Partners was featured on the front page of SCOOP USA Newspaper. SCOOP USA is published every Friday to over 90,000 readers. Copies are distributed each Friday in Philadelphia, PA and suburbs, Chester, PA, Camden, NJ and Wilmington, Delaware. SCOOP U.S.A. is a city-wide, community newspaper with a broad range of news and information.
Check out the link for the full story: http://www.scoopusanewspaper.com/SCOOP10282016.pdf
On June 9, 2016 we had the pleasure of presenting the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Thomas Jefferson University with a $12,000 check for cancer research. The funds raised came from our Point Breeze 5K and Health Fair that was held in April.
Bright and early, on Saturday, April 16th, over 200 participants took to the streets of Point Breeze South Philadelphia in support of Sky Community Partner’s 2nd Annual Point Breeze 5K Walk/Run and Health Fair. The race and fair were a collaborative effort by SKY, Councilmembers Kenyatta Johnson, Derek Green, Blondell Reynolds-Brown, and David Oh, the Christian Street YMCA, 105.3 WDAS FM, The School District of Philadelphia, The City of Philadelphia, and Big Brothers Big Sisters.
Due to the amazing support of all of our sponsors, partners, volunteers and participants, SKY was able to raise over $20,000.00 towards pancreatic cancer research, and increasing health awareness and access right in the neighborhood of Point Breeze.
A Special Thank You To Our Sponsors!