Saturday, June 2, 2018

Register as a Walker Become 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.

The Augustinian Rights of the Poor (ADROP) and the Methodist Hospital Foundation continue to be leaders in improving access to health care in our community. Many poor and underserved families still reside in our community. They fail to get the primary healthcare services they need until their medical condition has deteriorated and major health issues force them into an Emergency Department.

ADROP with the support of Jefferson’s Methodist Hospital and the Methodist Hospital Foundation offers a free health clinic on a weekly basis to all in need of medical care.

Last year, we initiated the first South Philly Family Health Walk + Expo. It brought awareness of the program and help support the efforts to improve the health of those less fortunate in our community. In addition, free medical services were offered at Methodist to all who participated in the Walk.

Our effort was supported by community leaders:  Smithville Inn • Ristorante Pesto • Vinent Gangemi Funeral Home • Keystone First. During the year over 1100 free patient visits occurred supported by the funds raised. You have the power to change many lives – JOIN US! Together there is nothing we can not accomplish together.

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 Friday, May 19, 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

Founding Partners

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


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 are asking for your help in supporting the very first South Philly Family Health Walk + Expo, which is designed to bring awareness to and improve the health of those less fortunate in our community. We ask that you partner with us 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.