• Sunday , 18 February 2018

Three Cheers for CHOP With Headliner Philly’s Own DJ Jazzy Jeff

Story and Photos by Dana J. Prophet

Every good idea needs an extra push – this is what attendees for Cheers for CHOP so generously accomplished not only with ticket sales, but also a live and silent auction. This year’s event was once again held at the lavish Valley Forge Casino Resort in King of Prussia. Who needs to go to Atlantic City for casino excitement?

Hosted by The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, this annual event encouraged guests to dance to amazing music of Saved by the 90s and Go Go Gadjet. It wasn’t just a magical dance party. There were also wonderful appetizers, a section of gourmet tastings from LP Steak.

Of course everyone had energy to await the main event: Philadelphia’s own DJ Jazzy Jeff. He took center stage to spin some tunes and took the party into maximum overdrive.

All this fun wasn’t just for an amazing night out. Cheers for CHOP’s focus is to help further the success of The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Many grateful children, adolescents and their families truly understand what a beacon of hope the hospital can offer them. Not only with medical resources and research, but also by becoming more than a medical center as a place that offers comfort.

The proceeds from this year’s successful event benefits CHOP’s Emergency Department. It is one of the most active pediatric emergency centers in the nation. The Emergency Department is home to the first Level 1 Trauma Center for children in the Delaware Valley and one of only 55 accredited poison control centers in the nation. CHOP’s Emergency Department offers treatment nearly 90,000 patients each year.

Asparagus with prosciutto ham

Just one of the delicious appetizers served.

Viewing the auction items.

Viewing the auction items.

Exciting sports items up for the highest bidder.

Exciting sports items up for the highest bidder.


Look stylish for an wonderful cause.

Spinning tunes to get everyone on the dance floor.

Spinning tunes to get everyone on the dance floor.

Private cabana

Just one of the lovely reserved cabana for premier guests.

Cherry gelatin shots

Yummy and potent cherry-flavored gelatin shots.

Hypnotiq Blue Breeze cocktail

Fruity and pretty cocktails made with citrus and peach juices also a touch of Hypnotiq Blue Breeze.


Looking great and socializing close to the dance floor.


These ladies have their cocktail ready and heading for a night of magic.


Cocktail Talent, the bubbly Toni, is standing ready at her assigned cabana.


Saved By The 90’s pose before they hit the stage.


You cannot go wrong with a TMNT guitar strap while belting out iconic tunes.

Saved by the 90s rocked out on stage.

Saved by the 90’s rocked out on stage.

Chef Pat Diec and Maggie Jaramillo Valleybeach

Chef Pat Diec and Maggie Jaramillo greet and feed attendees with just a hint of what Valley Beach Poolside club has to offer.


Valley Beach Poolside Club Shrimp

A feast for the eyes and taste buds! Shrimp by Valley Beach Poolside Club


Renowned Chef Luke Palladino stands with Brian Smith and Chef Jeff Rick of LP Steak.


Feast your eyes on an appetizer from LP Steak!

Katy Friedland

Katy Friedland – Cheers for CHOP Fundraiser President


Lovely couple Tyler Reinhart and Danielle Martin enjoy the night.

Go Go Gadjet

Go Go Gadjet rocks the stage!


The night’s headliner DJ Jazzy Jeff!


DJ Jazzy Jeff poses with fabulous fundraisers.

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