The Barkann Family Healing Hearts Foundation would like to invite you and your colleagues to The 2nd Annual Mother’s Day Luncheon on Friday, May 17th at The Capital Grille of Downtown Philadelphia beginning at 11:00 AM.
Join us as we support several very special Mom’s and their Social Workers for an intimate lunch highlighted by a special appearance from one of the current Philadelphia Eagles team members.
Students, Teachers, and Administrators from maple Point Middle School of the Neshaminy School District in Langhorne, PA will also be at the luncheon to present cards, flowers, and show their love and generosity to The Mom’s who will be attending the Luncheon.
There are a limited amount of tickets available to purchase.
Thank you for your continued friendship and generosity to The Barkann Family Healing Hearts Foundation.
Our Host Michael Barkann will be joined by Pro Football Hall of Famer Ray Didinger and Super Bowl Champion Barrett Brooks for a panel discussion breaking down the Eagles off-season and what it will take for the Eagles to Win the NFC East next season.
Also, there will be a special guest from the Philadelphia Eagles Team who will be surprising guests at the Lunch and posing for photos with all guests during the event.
Sponsorship Package Available:
Touchdown Sponsorship – $1,000
- Company will receive 8 invitations for guests to attend the Mother’s Day Luncheon
- Company Logo will be highlighted on The Barkann Foundation’s Website
- Company Photo with Celebrity Guest and our Host Michael Barkann
- Company will be recognized during the Event Presentation Hosted by Michael Barkann
Mini Lobster Crab Cakes
Soup or Salad Choice
Chef’s Seasonal Soup
Field Greens Salad
Mini Tenderloin Sandwiches 2 with Parmesan Truffle Fries
Seared Citrus Glazed Salmon with Marcona Almonds and Brown Butter
Chef’s Vegetarian Selection
Selection of Housemade Cookies
In 2019 Michele was diagnosed with Malignant Brain Cancer. Michele is married to Jim and they have 3 children. JP is 23 years old, Lizzie is a 17 year old high school senior, and Danny is 16 year old high school sophomore. Michele is a warm, caring, positive person. She is active in her community and most especially supportive of her children and their sports activities. In the midst of their adversity, Michelle and Jim are always finding ways to give back to others.
Jen is a sweet 44 year old woman diagnosed in May 2018 with Breast Cancer. She is married to Bryan who is a Philadelphia fire fighter and they have 2 children. Christian is 6 years old, Emma is 4 years old. Jen is a teacher and provides positivity to all her students. Although Jen is not able to work at this time, she is always taking time to help others in need.
After raising her own children, Evelyn adopted Allen, age 10, a few years ago after taking him into her home as a foster child. Allen has Autism with some behavioral challenges. Evelyn has helped Allen to make great strides in his education and his interactions with others. Despite facing her own health challenges Evelyn is a pleasant, kind person who always has a smile on her face, she is a very special person who goes out of her way to help others.
Kasheena is the mother of six children, four of whom have special needs. Her daughter Al-Lia has multiple physical challenges as well as Autism, while her son Cam-Ron has multiple physical and developmental issues. She recently returned to Philadelphia from Ohio where she was caring for her ailing father. Kasheena is a tireless advocate for her children, always striving to get the best services and care for them.
Cheryl is the main caregiver for her daughter Danaya who has multiple physical and intellectual disabilities and requires 24 hour care. She is also fighting her own health challenges. Despite everything Cheryl maintains a positive outlook, is always smiling and puts others needs before her own. She is a very special Mom who deserves to be recognized for everything she does for others.
Cameka is the mother of Clive who was born prematurely with multiple complications. She spends her time caring for Clive and her older children. Clive sees many specialists at Children’s Hospital as well as therapists to assist him with speech and physical therapy. Cameka puts the needs of her children before her own and deserves to be recognized for her hard work and dedication to her family.
L is a new mom who gave birth to twin boys in November. Her twins were premature at 32 weeks. One of her boys was able to come home after two months in the NICU but unfortunately her other son C is still here. L is an amazing mom who is somehow balancing caring for twins one who is at home, one in the hospital, L is back to work and visits CHOP daily. She drives in from South Jersey and has spent countless hours and dollars here at the hospital. L is incredibly smart, thoughtful and loving and is a wonderful advocate for her son. Her son has had multiple surgeries and complications but somehow L is able to keep moving and smiling.
LN is an adorable 5 month old baby who was born in the Special Delivery Unit at the Children’s hospital of Philadelphia. She has been hospitalized in the Newborn and Infant Intensive Care Unit since her birth due to a cloacal anomaly and respiratory failure. LN’s Mom is amazing, she visits every day it would be great to have her special day celebrating her at the Capital Grille.
J is the mother of two (ages 10 and 14). K is diagnosed with sleep related hypoventilation, Dravet’s syndrome, hypotonia, adrenal insufficiency, and a seizure disorder, and is on BiPAP at night. K is also diagnosed with autism and has many behavioral issues. Mom devotes her time and energy to K’s complex medical care. In addition, K’s sister is also experiencing health issues and is seeing several specialists. K has home nursing but the shifts are not always staffed. Mom never asks for help and is becoming emotionally and physically exhausted. She could really use a break and is looking forward to this event.
R is the mother of three children, J (6) and his twin sisters (9). J was born prematurely and has had 18 admissions to the hospital since birth. He is diagnosed with thoracic insufficiency, chronic respiratory failure, and until recently had a tracheostomy. He remains on CPAP at night and has rods in his back that require frequent hospitalizations to adjust. Mom and dad both work and juggle J’s many appointments and admissions, as well as their other children and household duties.
Mom would truly appreciate this wonderful opportunity to be pampered.
Mrs. Melissa Schweiker
Maple Point’s Middle School’s 8th grade basketball team would like to Honor Mrs. Melissa Schweiker, The mother of former Maple Point Basketball player, Neshaminy Sophomore Jake. Mrs. Schweiker will be accompanied by her youngest Son, Luke. Melissa was diagnosed with Breast Cancer in January 2013 and after undergoing treatments was cancer free for 6 years. A new diagnosis just came in January 2019. She would like to thank the Maple Point and the whole Neshaminy community for all their love and support!
A is enduring financial struggles due to her recent cancer diagnosis. She’s unable to work during treatments and is a single mom with two kids. A is hoping The Foundation can help support her with her utility bills and is very excited to attend the Capital Grille Lunch on Friday, May 17th.