Thank you!

Thank you!

This week marks the fourth anniversary of Kevin’s arrival home from Magee Rehab and our family cannot begin to thank everyone enough for all of the support that has been shown to Kevin. Through fundraisers, golf tournaments, donations, food, visits, and a host of other ways we have been blessed to have your support and want to say thanks. Due to your help we have been able to keep Kevin home and provide him with more opportunities to live a life in the community. Your support has allowed us to purchase the shower bed that allows him to be showered every day, the van that allows him to go to medical appointments, Phillies and Sixers games, and the occasional night out with friends for dinner and a libation from time to time.


Thanks again for all you do!

An early happy Valentines!

A little Valentine’s love to share.

Thanks to the generosity of so many, Kevin lives in an accessible home equipped with a generator, gets around town in a specially tailored van, and has the key medical support he needs each day.   

The costs associated with Kevin’s care remain staggering.   Our family is blessed to have support of all kinds, and we are acutely aware that not everyone is as fortunate. Our thanks to everyone who supports Kevin and all of us.  Thanks to all of you, 2016 promises some fun ventures for Kevin, and we will keep you posted.

Our 2016 golf tournament will be September 12, 2016.

We will create an event site in the next few weeks, and will let you know when it goes live.

If the last few years are a good indicator, it will be quite a day!

Good people have ALREADY pledged a few amazing gifts….more on that as the date draws nearer.  A reminder that, once again, your help is needed.   And we are so grateful for that help!

We need, among other things:   golfers, event sponsors (does anyone want to sponsor the bar? hard to say how popular you would be!), hole sponsors, live auction items, silent auction items, raffle items, and swag bag “stuff.”

Do you have….

*An aunt who would offer a one week stay in her apartment in Paris as a live auction item?  (Other destinations happily accepted)

*A neighbor with awesome seats for Philly sports to donate?

*A friend who runs a local business who could donate gift cards?

*A contact who can get you backstage at Philly music or theatre events?

*Some other wonderful connection or idea?

Questions about golf? Contact Bill,

Contributions? Contact Chris Kelly,

Any other questions? Please send a note to

Please, let us know if you can help!    No pressure, but we are counting on it!

And happy Valentine’s Day!

Penn vs. Princeton

Hey everyone!  Just a quick update on Kevin’s latest excursion.  As you might know, the winter weather makes it a bit more difficult for Kevin to get out of the house.  But the Penn vs. Princeton basketball game is reason enough for Kevin to brave the elements.

While it was a tough 71-73 overtime loss, it seems that Kevin, Chris Neary and Chris Kelly seems to have a great time.  Here are a few photos:


We hope everyone is having a safe and happy new year!



A thank you and more events!

We wanted to thank everyone who came out to the event at Zavino! And special thanks to Kevin’s friend Erin, who organized the event and donated her tips! Thanks to everyone’s generosity, this event raised over $1,000 for Kevin. Truly amazing!
We also wanted to make sure you were all aware that the Irish Network of Philadelphia has again dedicated its Christmas gathering to Kevin’s benefit. The event, which is co-hosted by The Brehon Law Society and The Friendly Sons of St. Patrick, will take place on Thursday, December 3rd in Philadelphia. If you’d like to attend, details are here and you can buy tickets and register here. It’s always a lot of fun.
Thanks again to everyone who continues to chip in!

Save the Date! Next Year’s Golf Tournament – September 12, 2016

We are delighted to announce that the fourth annual golf tournament to benefit Kevin will be held at Wyncote Golf Tournament on Monday, September 12, 2016.


An Eventbrite site will be set up early next year.

Questions about golf? Contact Bill,

One of the high class dilemma of such a successful event is topping it — but we count on all of you. Do you have any connections you’d be willing to pursue for silent or live auction items, or for our FOKN swag bags? We could really use the help!

Contributions? Contact Chris Kelly,

Any other questions? Please shoot an email to

New Event at Zavino University City – Monday, Nov 16th

We’re excited to let you know Kevin’s friend Erin has organized an event at Zavino University City. It’ll be fundraising happy hour to help the FOKN Runners — a group of folks committed to hitting the pavement to raise money for Kevin’s care. Come on out this Monday, November 16thfrom6:30 – 8:30 PM at the Zavino in University City!

There will be happy hour specials, and a gift basket to raffle off with a gift card to Zavino/Philly Runner and some wine. Erin will be donating all of her tips to the FOKN Runners fundraising effort. Also, be sure to look for FOKN runners participating in the Philly marathon/half marathon.

We’ll have more to announce about events later this week!

25,000 Thank You’s!

With thanks to golfers, donors, sponsors, and volunteers we are elated to report that we raised $25,000 at the golf tournament on Monday.

We want to thank everyone on the committee for all of the hard work and effort the past few months pulling this together.

Special thanks to Bill Burland, who recruited the golfers who responded with such extraordinary generosity.

Extra special thanks to Denise Neary and Chris Kelly for making this all happen.

Kevin and all of us are so grateful.

Final program and updates for Monday’s tournament!

We are so excited for this coming Monday’s tournament! We wanted to share the full program so that you can start planning your bids.

If you’re not planning to attend the event, but would like to bid on a live auction item, get in touch with someone you know who will be going or Chris Neary ( We want everyone to be able to get in on these great opportunities provided by our generous sponsors!

Speaking of our sponsors, thanks to everyone who helped contribute. They’re listed in the program – take a look!

Coming to golf?    Don’t forget to check in with registration, starting at 7:30.
Coming just for lunch?    Plan to be arrive by 12:45.

See you Monday.

FOKN GOLF program


Sales for the tournament ended yesterday, and, with a huge hat tip to Kevin’s champion/neighbor Bill Burland, we are set for a great day of golf on the 21st!

Thanks to everyone who purchased tickets, all of our sponsors, all of our donors, and all of our volunteers!

Look for an updated program on this site just before the event.

BREAKING……season parking tickets for the Flyers, and for the Sixers, are now part of the auction line up!

And an additional (awesome) live auction item looks like it is coming together.

Golf “swag” bags will be assembled next weekend—with thanks to Kevin’s aunt Marianne Kaplan and her fabulous crew of volunteers.

Whether or not you are coming, what could you do now?

We are so grateful for the continued support of the community for Kevin, and for our family.

And a reminder about a charter FOKN supporter—-Mike Possenti, who is donating FOKN golf towels to our event, has already raised nearly $40,000 in his gofundme fundraiser!   (One donor saying any friend of Kevin’s is a friend of hers!)

If you are interested in reading more about Mike’s struggle or wish to make a contribution, please visit:

Happy end of summer!

See you in September? Sneak peek at our auction items and draft program!

As promised, a sneak peek at our golf tournament draft program! To see it, click here: FOKN GOLF program.

Why are we sending it early?

  • Can’t golf?   Join us for lunch!  Reminder:  ticket sales end on September 5!
  • To note two wonderful additions to the live auction items — a hotel stay for the It’s Always Sunny Visit, and an upgraded Travel Advantage Network stay  (and we may have a trick or two still up our sleeves).
  • To let you know all the silent auction items we have in hand.
  • To encourage you to plot your bidding strategy.  If you will not be in attendance but see something you like, get in touch with someone who will be there! Or, if you see a live auction item and know your maximum bid, get in touch with Chris Neary (

Does the program draft include everything?  Of course not!

There’s more.

Those who participate in the raffle might win the 50/50; or might win fine “consolation” prizes like a STARBUCKS gift basket or a DIXON golf prize.

This year, for the first year, golfers will have the option to participate in a $10 DIXON hole in one challenge.  DIXON staff will be at the course to run the event—it sounds fun, with some great prizes!

We are OVERWHELMED by the generosity of so many, and by the hard work of the committee.

Will we see you in September?