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The Philadelphia chapter had a great night at Citizens Bank Park last night, Wednesday September 22nd 2010.

The Philadelphia Phillies invited the Back on My Feet Philadelphia Program to watch the Phillies take on the Atlanta Braves.  Back on My Feet was able to sell 394 tickets to their non-res members who were joined by 75 res members at the game.

We could not have asked to go to a better game. Besides some rain showers in the 7th inning, the weather was beautiful. Roy Oswalt pitched an amazing game, and with the help of Ryan Madson and Brad Lidge the Phillies won their 10th straight win. This win put the Phillies ahead with a six game lead in the NL East.

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The Philadelphia chapter’s featured member of the month for July found himself waging a battle within — discovering at a low point in his life that positive encouragement from others could help him realize his potential and enable him to be victorious.

David Bayo says he lived an average, stable lifestyle for the majority of his life.

He enjoyed his employment in the printing industry, working for small family printing businesses and retail stores like Staples. Like most people, Bayo had his small vices, but it was never anything more than that — until 2002.

That’s when he started experimenting with more serious and more addictive drugs.

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From left: Back on My Feet Media Director Christopher Wink; New Jerusalem Member David Bayo; Ridge Shelter Member Lavon Norwood; Philadelphia Executive Director Sera Snyder; at back Henry A. Davidsen custom tailoring founder Brian Lipstein, who donated the suits many of our members are wearing; in front, motivational speaker Warren McDonald; New Jerusalem Member Merald Archie; Outley House Member Derrick Hopkins and RWA Member Felix Berrios at a Philadelphia Business Clubs of America meeting at the Union League on July 23, 2010.

Five Philadelphia members were invited to the July breakfast meeting of the Delaware Valley regional Business Clubs of America chapter held at the Union League in Center City this morning.

Philadelphia chapter Executive Director Sera Snyder spoke about getting involved with Back on My Feet to the couple hundred business leaders present.

The morning’s featured speaker was the motivational and inspirational Warren McDonald, who lost both of his legs in 1997 during a hiking expedition. Despite the challenge, he continues to hike, climb, swim and pursue other adventure sports.

The members were moved by his story and grateful for the opportunity for breakfast and refreshments with so many of the region’s leaders.

New Jerusalem has been having another busy month, and we’ve been getting used to our larger circles in the morning with 20 active members and expecting more by the end of the month!

The team recently completed a five mile race in Moorestown, NJ with Shabazz, Mereald, Robert H, Dave, Sharie, and Tony completing the race with fantastic finishes in the blazing heat.  For Shabazz, Mereald, Sharie, and Tony, it was their first attempt at a 5 mile race and they all completed the race with smiling faces!

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