Philadelphia Flyers and their families were honored to spend a Sunday afternoon revealing a newly renovated home to a teen in Philadelphia who is battling brain cancer.
In Flyers Charities’ third year of its Building Hope for Kids initiative, members of the Philadelphia Flyers Wives and Michael’s Way unveiled their newest home makeover on Sunday in Northeast Philadelphia for 17-year-old Jose Toledo. Michael’s Way and Flyers Wives partnered together to work with social workers at various children’s hospitals to help identify a chronically ill child from a family in need to make renovations to the home. Jose will now be able to recuperate from brain cancer in a renovated home, including an updated bedroom and a new kitchen for the family. Members of the Philadelphia Flyers Wives completed construction on the Toledo Family home with assistance from Fastrack Construction, the Michael’s Way Foundation and Flyers Charities. In addition to financial support of this renovation, the Flyers Wives added a few personal Flyers touches to the home.
Flyers Charities is proud to partner with Michael’s Way, an organization with a mission to help families of children with cancer to cope with the extraordinary expenses that come about as a direct result of the child’s illness. Michael’s Way was founded by Christopher McElwee in 2002 to honor his brother Michael, who passed away due to leukemia. McElwee always knew he wanted to do something special to honor his brother and found his inspiration at work on a construction site.
Since its inception Comcast-Spectacor Charities, which encompasses Flyers Charities and Global Spectrum Charities, has contributed over $25 million to charity. Comcast-Spectacor Charities prides itself on helping support not just one but a multitude of worthy non-profit organizations that benefit everything from important health care initiatives such as heart health and stroke and cancer awareness to various youth recreation programs.