Doug Let the Dawgs Out…and VNA Hospice of Philadelphia Won!

Yet another super humiliation for some Patriots’ fans, and another win for the underdogs, courtesy of our local hospice. 

(Left to right): Donna, Karissa, Brian, and Gary.

One day, about a week before the Super Bowl, we received a phone call from our counterparts at a large, nonprofit hospice in Boston. Did we want to accept a smackdown social-media challenge in honor of our Eagles and their Patriots? My foil said to me, “You know, we’re very good at winning Super Bowls, we have a lot of practice.” So smug. My reply: “Oh yeah, have you seen “Rocky?”

Debbie, Nancy, and Liza.

This is Philadelphia, people, East Falls no less! We embraced the underdog challenge and accepted! We took part in the good-natured, “tough talking” predictions about the game’s outcome daily on Facebook and Twitter.

By the Friday before game day, we were ready! We had a pep rally and a bake sale and we all wore our Eagles gear! The bake sale raised $806 for our Hospice!

The deal was our CEO, Walt Borginis, was going to have to eat a bowl of New England clam chowder if our Under Dawgs hadn’t pulled off the upset! As it turned out, their CEO, Pat Ahern, had to eat a cheesesteak “wit!” HA!

Kendra, Kathleen, and “Dawg”

VNA Philadelphia is a community-based home health and hospice care provider located right here in East Falls, but taking care of people all over area. We are a nonprofit, 501c3 charity.


About Maureen Murphy 9 Articles
Maureen is the Senior VP for Development for the VNA Hospice of Philadelphia; the only nonprofit, freestanding hospice unit in the Philadelphia Metro area. A dedicated team of healthcare pros, including nurses, chaplains, social workers, home health aides, and therapists (including therapy dogs!) — provide home health and hospice care to all, regardless of ability to pay.

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