Salus University is proud to announce Rosemary Connors, anchor and reporter for NBC10 News in Philadelphia and Emmy award recipient, will again co-host Salus University's 12th annual “Looking Out for Kids” (LOFK) charity fundraiser
on Saturday, November 3, 2018 at the Hilton City Avenue in Philadelphia. This is the fourth time Connors has graciously hosted the event.
Not only has she volunteered her time to host the annual gala, but she also actively participates in several other charity organizations regularly. She is currently a board member for the non-profit Metropolitan Area Neighborhood Nutrition Alliance (MANNA). For over 25 years, MANNA has cooked, delivered medically appropriate meals, and provided nutrition counseling to residents throughout the region who are battling life-threatening illnesses. Additionally, Connors is a loyal supporter of the Kyle Ambrogi Foundation, a non-profit that promotes education and awareness of depression in teens and young adults. She also serves on the Philadelphia Leadership Council of Ashley Addiction Treatment, a non-profit facility specializing in substance use disorders.
The University extends its utmost gratitude to Connors for her continued support of LOFK as well as other charitable organizations. “We are excited to have Ms. Rosemary Connors back to co-host the Looking Out for Kids charity event again this year as she has done a great job in years past,” said Dennis Washington, vice president for Institutional Advancement and Community Relations.
“Looking Out for Kids” is an annual event that has helped provide funding for the University’s school vision programs, and recently expanded its services to support additional healthcare for children in need. Money raised at the fundraiser provides thousands of vision screenings to disadvantaged children on an annual basis, comprehensive eye examinations for hundreds of children who have failed the screenings and two pairs of eyeglasses each to underserved and underinsured children in Philadelphia, Montgomery, Delaware and Chester County schools. "As a former school nurse, I've witnessed firsthand the benefit of such an important resource," said Gwen Mabine-Watts, Clinical Community Outreach Coordinator. "There are so many children who would not be able to receive appropriate vision care if it were not for the excellent services provided through the The Eye Institute's School Vision Program."
Through the LOFK initiative
, Salus continues to help change the lives of children and provide them with the healthcare services necessary for academic success.