ABOVE PHOTO: Honoree Michael Rashid, President of AmeriHealth Mercy Family of Companies is joined by Retired NBA Star Dominique Wilkins and Dr. Anthony Cannon.
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American Diabetes Association Philadelphia Chapter and Greater Philadelphia Father’s Day Committee recently held the 2011 Father of the Year Awards at the Loews Philadelphia Hotel. Some $300,000 was raised for the cause.
Retired NBA Dominique Wilkins was the guest of honor at the event. He spoke about his role as a diabetes advocate in the community.
Honorees included:Timothy J. Maguire, Co-President and Managing Partner, Karr Barth Associates; Ronald B. Matthew, Jr., Market President of Greater Philadelphia, TD Bank; Michael A. Rashid, President and CEO, The AmeriHealth Mercy Family of Companies; and Daniel L. Woodall, Jr., President , Philadelphia Laborers’ District Council & Business Manager – Local 135
The dinner recognized exceptional fathers who have demonstrated the ability to balance their personal lives and successful careers with the demands of being an exemplary role model for their children.
The proceeds of the evening will benefit the American Diabetes Association’s mission to prevent and cure diabetes, and to improve the lives of the nearly 26 million children and adults in the United States who have diabetes.