Joanne and Harry Pickar

Broad Street
Charles & Laura Bushar
Faustman Family
Indonesian Community
National Shrine of Saint Rita of Cascia
Methodist Hospital
Ristorante Pesto
Vincent Gangemi Funteral Home
Keystone First

Fr. Jack Deegan, O.S. A.
Joe, Barbara Micucci & Family
John Muth
Madonna Sutter
Saint Augustine Church
Our Mother of Good Counsel Church
St. John Neumann Church
John and Marge Brown

Walkers Made An Impact!

Saturday, June 3rd — more than 50 walkers stepped off from the National Shrine of St. Rita of Cascia to raise awareness and money in support of the underserved in South Philadelphia.  One mile later, they arrived at the Methodist Hospital Health Expo, joining hundreds of people in free health screenings, food and family entertainment.  The purpose of our Walk was to support the efforts of the Augustinian Defenders of the Rights of the Poor (ADROP) and the Methodist Hospital Foundation to educate and provide primary healthcare services to those who cannot afford medical care.

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Help us plan for next year, contact Joseph Micucci at 215.925.3566 • Email

Founding Partners
Augustinian Defenders of the Rights of the Poor (ADROP)
Methodist Hospital Foundation

All Photos by: Fr. Dan McLaughlin, O.S.A.

The Need is Great in our Neighborhood

The Augustinian Defenders of the Rights of the Poor (ADROP) and the Methodist Hospital Foundation have jointly been stalwart in efforts to improve health care and education in our community, but still too many fail to get the services they need. Our goal with this Walk is to shine a light on those that are marginalized, and with your help, become a beacon for change that will positively impact the disadvantaged in our own backyard. We thank our sponsors who stepped up and made the first South Philly Family Health Walk + Expo a success.  With more than $5,000.00 raised — we are impacting and improving the health of those less fortunate in our community. But our work is not done with one Walk, it is our ongoing challenge and mission, 365 days a year, to improve the lives of the underserved in our neighborhood, like Constance and her family:

Constance came to Philadelphia from Indonesia. A refugee who fled her country following the devastation caused by the 2004 tsunami, she takes nothing for granted and works two jobs to provide for her family. When she needed medical attention for an infection that would not go away, Constance knew her new home and its people would be her salvation. She turned to the primary care Unity Clinic of (ADROP). There, Constance found testing and a diagnosis through the volunteer interpreters, doctors, nurse practitioners and phlebotomists. With the support of the Methodist Hospital Foundation and Methodist Hospital, the lab work for these tests were covered as were the medicines that made her well.

You have the power to change and save so many lives. Join your voice with us and make a difference for people like Constance as well as our many neighbors who need this support every day.


Indonesia is among Southeast Asia’s poorest countries, a fact compounded by the 2004 tsunami. It’s unemployment rate is more than 20 percent. Philadelphia’s Indonesian population has more than doubled, its size now ranks ninth among Indonesian communities in the U.S.