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Charitable Involvement

National MS Society ♦ Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House ♦ Other Charities

Total amount of money raised by Teams Muck-A-Doodle-Doo and Walk-A-Doodle-Doo since 2003!

Thank you to all of our sponsors and participants!

National MS Society

2016 Team Walk-A-Doodle-Doo
MS Challenge Walk Freedom Pass
Eastern Shores of MD
$4900 closer to a cure

2016 Team Muck-A-Doodle-Doo getting dirty to find a cure for MS!
Muckfest MS Philadelphia
$10005 closer to a cure

2015 Team Muck-A-Doodle-Doo getting dirty to find a cure for MS!
Muckfest MS Philadelphia
$7500 closer to a cure

2015 Team Walk-A-Doodle-Doo
MS Challenge Walk Freedom Pass
Eastern Shores of MD
$5900 Closer to a Cure

2014 Team Walk-A-Doodle-Doo
MS Challenge Walk Freedom Pass
Eastern Shores of MD
$6100 Closer to a Cure

2014 Team Muck-A-Doodle-Doo getting dirty to find a cure for MS!
Muckfest MS Philadelphia
$8500 closer to a cure

2013 Team Walk-A-Doodle-Doo
MS Challenge Walk Freedom Pass
Eastern Shores of MD
$7100 Closer to a Cure

2013 Team Muck-A-Doodle-Doo getting dirty to find a cure for MS!
Muckfest MS Philadelphia
$5500 closer to a cure

2012 Team Walk-A-Doodle-Doo and friends celebrating 10 years of Challenge Walk MS
$19,429 closer to a cure

2012 Team Muck-A-Doodle-Doo and friends getting dirty for MS!
$4022 closer to a cure

Team Walk-A-Doodle-Doo & Friends 2011 MS Challenge Walk
$9241 closer to a cure

2011 MS Mud Run Team Muck-A-Doodle-Doo
$12,268 Closer to a cure

David Osmond and Chef Allison 2011

Together we can walk to create a world free of MS!

2010 -Sue Gildea, Allison & Dorothy Temean
$8600 Closer to a Cure

Raffle Winners for Team Walk-A-Doodle-Doo

  • Penn State/Temple tickets 9/25 - Winner is Bill Kephart
  • Philadelphia Eagles Tickets 12/2 - Winner is Jim McElvarr
  • Philadelphia Sixers Tickets - Winner is Adam Coia & Heather Pikunas
  • Philadelphia Sixers Tickets - Winner is Tom Grimm

Thank you for your support!

2010 MS Mud Run

On Saturday June 12, 2010 Team Muck-A-Doodle-Doo along with 1000 runner took part in the first annual MS Mud Run. The course was a 6.3 military style with 18 obstacles mostly in mud and dirt!

This event raised over $150,000 for the National MS Society and I am very pleased to announce that team Muck-A-Doodle-Doo contributed $2970 to that total! Thank you to all the runners, volunteers and donors!

2009 MS Challenge Walk in a rain filled & fun filled weekend!

$11,000 Closer to a Cure

1st Annual MS Challenge Walk Fundraiser

Ticket and Pick It, Door Prizes, & 50/50 Raffle

Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge #5
1336 Spring Garden Street
(13th & Spring Garden)
Philadelphia, PA 19123

Team Walk-A-Doodle-Doo & Lou raised $6500 making this event a huge Success!

On Behalf of Team Walk-A-Doodle-Doo & Lou, THANK YOU!
Team Walk-A-Doodle-Doo & Lou
2008 MS Challenge Walk
$22,000 Closer to a Cure!

Team Walk-A-Doodle-Doo 2007 MS Challenge Walk

Back row: L-R, Debbie Bandaruk, Gloriann Murphy, Allison Wallenhurst & Allison Coia
Second row: L-R, Dorothy Teaman, Danielle Sisco, & Sue Gildea
Front row: Becca Baileys

I am pleased to announce that Team Walk-A-Doodle-Doo has completed its first MS Challenge Walk on October 13 & 14, 2007. Even though we had 6 veteran walkers on the team, we also had 2 rookies come along for our 30 mile adventure.

Team Walk-A-Doodle-Doo raised over $17,000 and the entire walk raised over $700,000. The weather was perfect, the accomodations were awesome and the fun we had while walking for such a great cause was priceless.

Thumbs up from Sue Gildea. The team is practicing the Walk-A-Doodle-Doo strut

Ms Annual Meeting

At the 2005 National Multiple Sclerosis Annual Meeting, I had the honor of meeting Teri Garr. Teri Garr's adventures in films and figuring out her MS diagnosis are detailed in her autobiography titled, "Speed Bumps." It is a must read!

Ms Leadership Class - 2003

I am also very honored I was asked by the National MS Society to join the 2003 MS Leadership Class program. This program honors Philadelphia area professionals who have made an outstanding contribution to the business, civic and cultural betterment of our community, and I am proud and pleased to be a part of this group. I received the MS Leadership Award from Pat Croce, the honorary Chairman, at the Leadership Class Awards Reception on July 15, 2003 at the Pyramid Club in Philadelphia. It was a great experience and it was wonderful to here Pat Croce say "Cook-A-Doodle-Doo" as only Pat Croce can say it. He loved the name of the business and took 5 minutes to talk about food, what I cooked and his Italian heritage. It was something I will never forget. Here is a link Pat Croce.

The Marks We Leave

As time goes on and we reflect
On the things we've said and done;
The places we've been, the people we've met
And we think of all the fun.

We realize the marks we leave in life
Aren't made of stone or steel
But rather of the lives we've touched
And how we make folks feel.

For people are far more valuable
Than achievements great and high,
Than cars or planes or space shuttles
Or buildings reaching to the sky.

You and I can leave our mark in life
By doing all we can
To serve and praise and uplift
The lives of children, women and men.

Mark Sanborn

Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House

The Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House provides a home away from home for families of critically ill children receiving treatment at local hospitals. They operate two Houses in Philadelphia serving a total of 59 families each night. Founded in 1974 as the very first Ronald McDonald House in the world, we are the model for the over 276 Houses throughout the globe.


Team Cook-A-Doodle-Doo being recognized for many years of cooking Christmas Dinner

Chef Allison Coia of Cook-A-Doodle-Doo was honored to be the guest chef along with some friends and family to serve a wonderful holiday meal on every Christmas Day since 2008.

The Christmas Crew in 2016
Sue Gildea, Dan Campione & Allison Coia

The Christmas Crew in 2015
Dan Campione, Sue Gildea, Chrissy Hunsberger, Daniel Loranca & Allison Coia

The Christmas Crew in 2014
Sue Gildea, Allison Coia, Caitlin Smith & Dan Campione

The Christmas Crew in 2013
Sue Gildea, Allison Coia, Dan Campione & Caitlin Smith

The Christmas Crew in 2012
Sue Gildea, Allison Coia, Caitlin Smith & Dan Campione

Cook-A-Doodle-Doo & Crew - Christmas Day 2009
Ken McCoy, Caitlin Smith, Chris Elwell, Allison Coia, Sue Gildea, Keith Landis & Matt Coia.

Chirstmas Day 2008 at Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House with my fellow volunteers!

Other Charities

Philly ReStart

Kyle Korver introduced me to Adam Bruckner who is the Assisant Coach for the Philadelphia KiXX. Professional athletes are often looked upon to set an example and serve as role models. While some players may not willing accept this role, others embrace it. Adam Bruckner has a positive impact on the team and within the community. Adam began working with the homeless just after he signed with the team in 2001. Currently, he is running a homeless ministry called Project Restart; he is also working with another ministry to start a youth group in the North Philadelphia area.

Project Restart is a program that serves weekly meals to the homeless, and helps men and women by offering assistance in obtaining birth certificates and valid state IDs. The IDs allow them to get jobs and to cash work checks; this helps to eliminate a huge barrier many of the homeless face when attempting to get their lives back together. "Two weeks ago we had 140 people just for ID and driver's licenses, and a total of over 250 for the meal," says Bruckner. Since 2002, the program has helped thousands each year get off the streets and restart their lives.

On Monday's when I am available, I help Adam and ReStart. It has been a quite humbling experience and one I have promised to spread the word about.

For more information, visit Philly ReStart.

Adam Bruckner giving out checks on a snowy Monday in January as we are helping to feed the homeless steps away.

American Cancer Society

I am actively involved with raising money for charitable causes. In my nine years of participation in the American Cancer Society's Annual Bike-A-Thon to the Shore, I have personally raised over $20,000


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Delaware County, PA - Aldan, Aston, Boothwyn, Brookhaven, Broomall, Bryn Mawr, Chadds Ford, Chester Twp, Chester Heights, Chesterbrook, Cheyney, Clifton Heights, Collingdale, Concordville, Crum Lynne, Darby, Drexel Hill, East Lansdowne, Eddystone, Edgemont, Elwyn, Essington, Folcroft, Folsom, Garnet Valley, Glen Mills, Glen Riddle, Glen Riddle Lima, Glenolden, Gradyville, Havertown, Holmes, Lansdowne, Lenni, Lester, Lima,Linwood, Manoa, Marcus Hook, Media, Morton, Moylan, Newtown Square, Norwood, Primos, Prospect Park,Radnor, Ridley Park, Rose Valley, Rutledge, Secane, Sharon Hill, Springfield, Swarthmore, Thornton, Upper Darby, Villanova, Wallingford, Wayne.

Chester County, PA - Avondale, Berwyn, Chadds Ford, Chester Springs, Coatesville,Cochranville, Devon, Downingtown, East Fallowfield Township, Exton, Frazer, Glenmoore, Immaculata, Kennett Square, King of Prussia, Lionville, Main Line, Malvern, Menndenhall, Norristown, Paoli, Pocopson, Thorndale, Tredyffrin, Unionville, Uwchland, West Chester, West Grove, Westtown

Montgomery County, PA - Ardmore, Bala Cynwyd, Blue Bell, Bryn Mawr, Conshohocken, Gladwyne, Haverford, King of Prussia, Main Line, Merion Station, Plymouth Meeting, West Conshohocken, Wyndwood

New Castle County, DE - Wilmington, Greenville, Centerville. Hockessin

Gloucester County, NJ - Mullica Hill

Salem County, NJ

Camden County, NJ - Haddonfield, Marlton, Moorestown, Cherry Hill

Philadelphia, PA

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