On April 14, Omillio Sparks, Keith Stafford and Bob Mack Jr., of The Philly Sound Project, will take the “Say Yes To Philly Love” campaign from 11:30 AM -12:30 PM at Lankenau Medical Center, 100 Lancaster Ave., in Wynnewood to honor volunteers and give a live musical performance. Having witnessed music’s ability to uplift and inspire, Stafford and Mack are embarking on this campaign to give the local community back some of which it has given them.
“There is a great need for me and others to reach out to those who may need encouragement, a warm smile, and a hand to hold, hospitals are not only places of healing, they are filled with motivated people dedicated to the mind, body and spirit, I just want to be able to do my part,” Mack said.
During the “Say Yes To Philly Love” event, Stafford and Mack will explore the history behind Philly golden era songs, such as The Delfonics’ “La La La Means I Love You.” “It makes the heart sing to listen to the words of a song and the beat of the rhythm being played; I feel [music] will always uplift the human soul,” states Stafford.
Cancer survivor and former Lankenau Cancer Center patient Ernie Robinson, and friend of The Philadelphia Sound Project, will share his touching story during the visit at Lankenau. The main event will begin when rapper/actor Omillio Sparks joins Stafford and Mack in the debut performance of the title track off of The Philly Sound Project film, “Philadelphia Love.” The program will close with a meet and greet and autograph signing with Sparks, Stafford and Mack
Stafford and Mack are original band members of the early 70’s R&B group The Futures, known for legendary tracks such as “Breaking Up” which toped the Soul Sound music charts alongside industry veterans Ray Charles, James Brown and The Temptations. This is the first of a series of community outreach events coming out of the “Say Yes To Philly Love” campaign as a part of The Philly Sound Project.