BEN Around Philly airs every Saturday morning at 7am on 95.7 BEN-FM and is sponsored by The Fillmore Philadelphia.
On this week's episode, Melissa Levy talks Philly Loves PAWS Day, Sheel Bhuta and the 5th Annual Preakness at the Piazza, and Dental Health Care Associates offer free Dentistry from the Heart.
First the Executive Director of PAWS - Melissa Levy stops by the morning show to speak with Matt and Kristen about the 3rd Annual Philly Loves PAWS Day. Kristen's dog and BEN-FM's Morning Show Co-Host - Gloria is a graduate (adoptee) of PAWS. This coming Wednesday, May 17th is Philly Loves PAWS Day! PAWS - The Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society just celebrated their 10th Anniversary of saving the lives of animals in Philadelphia and they're closer than ever to their ultimate goal - Philadelphia becoming a no-kill city. Hundreds of organizations and businesses in Philly are big fans and supporters of PAWS and over 100 organizations are coming together - on one day - to donate a portion of their proceeds to this incredible cause. Find more about PAWS and the organizations participating on Wednesday, May 17th for Philly Loves PAWS Day HERE.
Then, Sheel Bhuta of Philly PR Girl joins Kristen in studio to talk about the 5th Annual Preakness at the Piazza - Saturday, May 20th at the Piazza at Schmidts. The party brings together over 1,200 guests each year to support the National MS Society donned in their best derby attire. Grab your bowties, hats and fascinators and come enjoy great food, entertainment, a fashion contest and of course Black-Eyed Susan cocktails, plus watch the 142nd Preakness Stakes on the Piazza's 400 square foot LED screen. Sheel is kind enough to share her incredible story and personal battle with MS and talks about the importance of the event to the over 15,000 people living with MS in the Greater Delaware Valley. Buy your tickets and find more information about Preakness at the Piazza HERE.
Then, the most positive experience Kristen has had with a dentist to date! Matt Cord invited his dentist, Dr. Lance Panarello to the BEN-FM Morning Show studio to talk about the 12th Annual Dentistry from the Heart Event on Saturday, May 20th. Held at Dental Health Care Associates' location at 5000 Chichester Avenue, the event offers free dental services as a part of an international movement to help people without access to care. With teeth cleanings, fillings and even extractions offered FREE OF CHARGE - Dr. Lance and 50 other Dental Health Care Associates staff members donate their time and resources to help those in need of dental care, with no insurance required and at no cost to the patient. In addition to dental services, this amazing event has entertainment and food for all. To register, e-mail DFTH2017@yahoo.com or call and leave a message at (610) 485-1991 with your name, cell phone number, and which dental service you would like. Find more information on the event and Dental Health Care Associates HERE.