We are very proud to announce that our founder, Andy Talley, was named the Philadelphia Sports Writers Association’s Humanitarian of the Year this week for his work with the National Marrow Donor Program and the Andy Talley Bone Marrow Foundation. He will be honored at the Philadelphia Sports Writers Association’s 108th annual Sports Awards Dinner on Monday, January 30, 2012 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, on Route 70 in Cherry Hill, N.J. Past Humanitarian of the Year honorees include Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Shane Victorino (2011), Adam Taliaferro (2009), Jon Runyan (2008), Eagles Youth Partnership (2007) and Alex’s Lemonade Stand (2006). Comedian Joe Conklin will perform at the dinner, which is the oldest continuing sports awards banquet in the nation.
The public is welcome at the dinner. Tickets are $95 each and are available online at http://www.pswa.org/, or by sending a check payable to PSWA, c/o Robbie Kenney, Ticket Chairman, 110 Harrogate Drive., Lumberton, NJ 08048. Doors to the banquet open at 5 p.m. with the dinner and program starting promptly at 6:30 p.m.
“I am very honored and humbled to be named the Philadelphia Sports Writers Association’s Humanitarian of the Year because it brings greater awareness to the public of our foundation’s mission of registering potential bone marrow donors and ultimately saving lives,” said Talley. “We have tested over 20,000 potential donors, but we can do so much more. The only thing that stands in our way is money. The cost of the test (which is nothing more than a cheek swab) is $100. A large testing can get pretty expensive very quickly. We are very fortunate to have the National Marrow Donor Program as our partner. Without them, we could have never accomplished what we have done so far.”
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