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Focus On The Delaware Valley introduces you to the people and organizations making a difference in our community, from health and safety issues to education, employment, and even entertainment opportunities. Focus On The Delaware Valley looks for solutions and positive action to make our region a better place to call home.

May 26, 2019 Cool Cars for Kids for CHOP

Dr. Ian Krantz, M.D., a pediatrician and geneticist at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and the Perelman School of Medicine at The University of Pennyslvania, and Sarah Raible is a Genetic Counselor and Clinical Director, Center for Cornelia de Lange Syndrome & Related Diagnoses, and Senior Genetic Counselor, Division of Human Genetics at CHOP,…

May 5, 2019 The American Cancer Society

From the American Cancer Society, Community Development Managers Sean Kelly and Carly Timmons discussed their upcoming events, the three Relay for Life walks and a Mother's day fundraiser for Making Strides Against Breast Cancer at Pennswood Vineyards.  We started our conversation with the mission of the American Cancer Society, to save lives, celebrate lives, and lead…
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April 28, 2019 American Diabetes Association

Kevin Kelly, Executive Director of the American Diabetes Association of Southern Pennsylvania and Delaware, discussed diabetes, its forms and its ramifications to all of us.  We began with a description of diabetes; Type 2, formerly called Juvenile Diabetes, which usually presents early in life and is the result of the body's inability to produce insulin,…
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April 7, CityTeam

Kwinn Tucker, Executive Director, and Nancy Craskey, Director of Development, discussed CityTeam and its work with the families of Chester County and neighboring communities in Delaware and Southern New Jersey.  CityTeam works with families for lasting solutions, addressing systemic issues of intergenerational poverty, food insecurity and addiction.  They are a faith based organization that works…
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March 31, The Mental Health Association in Delaware

Jennifer Seo, Deputy Director, and Elizabeth Davis, Associate Community Educator, from the Mental Health Association in Delaware discussed their work, raising awareness of promoting mental heath and bringing awareness to the prevention of suicide.   We discussed how to maintain 'good' mental health with coping strategies, the warning signs of a developing disorder, including sleeping too…
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