The last two years I’ve had the good fortune of photographing PHL24, which was nothing short of amazing and inspiring. This year I’ll be filling a different role. I’m proud to announce that I’m one of Legacy of Hope’s sponsored 24-hour athletes.
So, on September 11th, starting at 9am—and going for 24 hours straight—I'll be climbing the “Rocky” steps at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. I’ll be in excellent company, as I push my mental and physical limits in order to benefit Legacy of Hope's Emergency Patient Support Network (*see more info below).
I’m climbing to honor the memory of friends and family members who cancer took too soon; I’m climbing in admiration of friends and family who never flinched in the face of their cancer diagnosis, and who are still here fighting; I’m climbing to make a difference for those folks in the thick of their battles with cancer.
The PHL24 is no joke. There will be aching calves, quads and glutes, and pains in areas yet to be discovered. There will be cramps, cottonmouth, and gallons of guzzled sports drinks. There will be blisters, chafing and possibly hallucinations (probably around the 3am mark). Most importantly, there will be friends and camaraderie, united by our vision and drive to help Legacy of Hope support financially distressed cancer patients in Philly. This is the PHL24.
I promise never to quit; I’ve committed to put my body on the line. But my commitment isn't enough. I'm asking my friends and family to contribute $25 or more to help support this important work. My goal is to raise $3000 for this year's PHL24. I'll reach my goal, and hopefully surpass it, if 120 of you contribute at least twenty five bucks. If cancer has affected you or your loved ones, please donate to this worthy cause. Consider your donation a way to not only cheer me on, but as a means of making a concrete difference for cancer patients in Philly. Please pledge today.
*A bit more about Legacy of Hope
Often described as the “Emergency Medicine of patient support,” Legacy of Hope steps in when cancer patients and families have exhausted all other resources, and no longer have the capacity to provide themselves with basic necessities. Creating the first platform in Philadelphia to address critical needs in the oncology population, social workers and oncology teams from every hospital and cancer center in the city can place emergency support referrals via the Emergency Patient Support Network. This growing network of partnerships with hospitals, grocery stores, schools, construction companies, Philadelphia Police Department, and local businesses then provide emergency patient support; with a response time less than 24 hours in the most critical cases.
|Dana Kerr||09/13/2021||$26.33||Proud of you for raising all this money! You are a champ!!||Laura Parnum||09/13/2021||$51.80||Amazing work for a great cause!||Cecilia Vazquez Dreher||09/13/2021||$51.80||Great cause. ?||Joel Skyzer||09/12/2021||$50.00||Abby Gray||09/12/2021||$40.00||Amazing job, Bryan!||Stephen Detwiler||09/12/2021||$25.00||Way to go, Bryan.||Susan Gregory||09/11/2021||$26.06||Jane Sung||09/11/2021||$20.00||Amy Brown||09/11/2021||$25.00||Awesome cause, Bry||Karen Fiore||09/11/2021||$31.53||Patrick Dennin||09/10/2021||$51.80||Thanks for doing this.||Deborah Claesgens||09/10/2021||$26.06||Bill Mattis||09/10/2021||$200.00||GO BRYAN!||Christian Shea||09/09/2021||$103.30||Good luck Bryan!||Fern Glazer||09/09/2021||$26.33||Cancer sucks; but you rock, Bryan!||Jessica Roper||09/08/2021||$206.28||Kill it, Uncle Bry!||Lynne Yates||09/08/2021||$50.00||Good luck Bryan, so proud of you and all of your accomplishments! (Especially family ?)||Michael Haston||09/08/2021||$103.30||Angela Curry||09/08/2021||$128.01||Jennifer Jordan||09/08/2021||$103.30||Santoro family cheering for you!||Dana Morgan||09/08/2021||$103.30||Go Brian Go! So proud of you and happy to help with such a great cause. Love, Dana and George||Karl Valentine||09/08/2021||$52.34||Let's move this over the top, Bryan!||Sule Hoffman||09/08/2021||$103.30||Thank you for your support and best of luck - we’re rooting for you! Hoffman family.||Pamela Seida||09/08/2021||$55.56||Veronica Alvarez||09/08/2021||$104.37||Thank you for being such a good human! Zora and I support you in this challenge. I hope Tatiana makes you sopa de bolas de verde for more energy!||Michael Smith||09/08/2021||$515.24||Good luck! Alberto, Michael and Connor.||Michael Kropp||09/08/2021||$26.06||Go Bryan Go! - Michael K||Allison Schnackenberg||09/08/2021||$50.00||Thanks for doing this!||Nicole Klein||09/07/2021||$10.00||Get it Bryan!||Michael Annett||09/07/2021||$100.00||Fighting Cancer is my singular focus, right now. Luckily, I have an incredible support network and great insurance. Thanks, Bryan for making a difference for people who need support.||Nancy Barile||09/07/2021||$20.00||Good job, Bryan!||Karl Valentine||09/07/2021||$52.34||Supporting Bryan Lathrop!||Don McCloskey||09/07/2021||$25.00||Great cause and great work, Bry.||Kristin Bigness||09/07/2021||$25.00||Anwar Azim||09/07/2021||$26.06||Kelly Olaughlin||09/07/2021||$50.00||I love that you are doing this, especially after photographing so many warriors! I lost my mom to cancer shortly after we moved down here. I miss her everyday. She'd love the thought of doing a rocky for 24 hrs.||Robert Campellone||09/07/2021||$50.00||Best of luck on your PHL24 fundraiser, Bry…and don’t kill yourself, okay?!?! We need you! —Robbie Exploit||Lisa Marcozzi||09/07/2021||$25.00||Good Luck Bryan!!!||Matthew Palmer||09/07/2021||$51.80||Thanks for working to support those who need it so much during a very trying time!||Jeff Hillegass||09/07/2021||$100.00||Brendan Kelly||09/07/2021||$50.00||Good Luck Bryan from all of us at Local!||Michael Perner||09/07/2021||$51.80||Good luck Bryan!||Cynthia Roper||09/07/2021||$25.00||climb, Bry, climb!!||Bimal Desai||09/07/2021||$100.00||Kimberly Lathrop||09/06/2021||$51.80||Thank you to all the people that are raising money for this great cause. And I'm very proud of my brother for getting involved.||Ron Watson||08/30/2021||$51.80||Charles Carroll||08/29/2021||$50.00||No one should ever go hungry||Diane Mattis||08/20/2021||$257.78||Carol Rozmiarek||08/15/2021||$50.00||Claudia Balderston||08/14/2021||$26.33||Gl Bryan||Neil Wade||08/14/2021||$51.80||Daaaammmmn!!!!! I'll pay to see Gnarlina sweat!|