Derby-Style Event In Philadelphia Raises Money For Good Cause

By Cherri Gregg

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – The People’s Emergency Center held its annual “Race to Make a Difference” fundraiser at the Bala Golf Club Saturday, bringing a little bit of the Kentucky Derby to Philadelphia.

“Everyone loves the derby! Everyone loves putting on hats, everyone loves wearing sear sucker suits,” says Megan Smith — Emerging Leader co-chair of the event.

The group helps hundreds of homeless women and children every year.

"Race to Make a Difference" fundraiser at the Bala Golf Club (Credit: Cherri Gregg)

“Race to Make a Difference” fundraiser at the Bala Golf Club (Credit: Cherri Gregg)

The money from the Kentucky Derby-style event will support the 240 housing units, five education centers and job training and life skills programs that PEC operates, as well as raise awareness about the non-profit within the community.

“It’s a fun way for us to get together to find out more about what PEC does,” says Smith, “but then with big hats, fancy dresses, nice gloves, little fascinators and some mint juleps.”

For more on PEC visit their website.

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