Upcoming Walk


Saturday, June 2, 2018

Register as WALKERBecome a SPONSOR

$25 per Walker
Registration 9 a.m. at National Shrine St. Rita of Cascia • Directions
1166 South Broad Street • Philadelphia, PA • 19146
Limited Free Parking in St. Rita lot facing Broad, enter from Ellsworth Street.
Broad Street Subway stop, Ellsworth-Federal, directly in front of Shrine.

Questions: Joseph Micucci at 215.925.3566 • Email

Walk Distance: 1 Mile
Begins 9:30 a.m. from National Shrine St. Rita of Cascia
Ends at Methodist Hospital, Jefferson Health 2301 South Broad Street

Free t-shirt, drinks & food for all walkers at conclusion at Methodist Hospital Health Expo

No Deadline for Walker registration or Sponsorships, but t-shirts only guaranteed for
Walkers and for Sponsor Name to be printed if registered by Monday, May 21, 2018 

Free Methodist Hospital van service for all walkers to return to St. Rita parking lot or take
Broad Street Subway, walk to Snyder Avenue Station, 2100 S. Broad, exit Ellsworth-Federal


Because 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 2nd Annual 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.  JOIN US and become a SPONSOR or WALKER!

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 today.

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.

Past Walk • June 3, 2017



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 3, 2017 — 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.

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

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