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On December 15 at the NovaCare Complex, The Philadelphia Eagles and Teva Pharmaceuticals announced Jerry Segal of Philadelphia, PA as the Community Quarterback Award winner, honoring his non-profit, Magee Rehabilitation Hospital, with a $50,000 donation.

Since being discharged as a patient from Magee Rehabilitation Hospital 20 years ago, Jerry Segal has been a dedicated volunteer to the hospital in a variety of meaningful ways. The most visible way has been through the Jerry Segal Classic, a yearly golf tournament that in 20 years has raised over $8 million to benefit the patients of Magee.

Jerry’s strongest commitment is to the patients of Magee. He visits patients frequently and is willing to help any of them at any time. After seeing that not everyone could afford to rent a TV during their stay, Jerry purchased new televisions for every patient bed in the hospital. His kind words and support encourages patients to work hard and get the most out of their therapy at Magee and recover from their injury or illness.

Jerry also helped to design Magee’s rooftop Center for Community Skills. The center emulates a city street complete with uneven curbs, potholes, sewer grates, manhole covers and cobblestones. Patients are able to practice maneuvering through these places in a therapy setting before they are discharged. Patients can even practice getting in and out of a car, something that most people take for granted but, is a new challenge presented after acquiring a disability.

"Tonight was a most uplifting evening," Jerry said following the awards presentation. "I am honored to be in the company of the other nine nominees. You can rest assured that this $50,000 will go toward Magee’s patients and will help Magee create miracles as they always do. Thank you so much to the Eagles and Teva Pharmaceuticals."

Through their partnership with Teva Pharmaceuticals, the Philadelphia Eagles were able to honor all ten Community Quarterback Award finalists by donating a grand total of $100,000 in their names to the non-profit organizations they serve. The two runners-up received $11,000 each, donated in their name and the seven remaining finalists all also received $4,000 for their nonprofit.

The Philadelphia Eagles Community Quarterback Award recognizes outstanding volunteers in the Eagles market and the charitable organizations that they serve. This program honors individuals who exemplify leadership, dedication, and a commitment to improving the communities in which they live through volunteerism.

Other awards:

Runners-up - $11,000 each

Denise Snyder of Vineland, NJ Kevin J. Snyder Memorial Foundation

Chris&Ali McDonough of Wilmington, DE The Andrew McDonough B+ Foundation

Finalists - $4,000 each

Frank Monaghan of Medford, NJ Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia

Carol Amengual of Norristown, PA Variety, The Children’s Charity

Warren Sawyer of Medford, NJ Associated Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired

Judith Hall of Brigantine, NJ CONTACT Cape Atlantic

Marge Gordon of West Chester, PA The Crime Victims’ Center of Chester County

Karen Jennings of Stratford, NJ Military Support Group of New Jersey

Dorothy Johnson-Speight of Philadelphia, PA Mothers In Charge

Magee Rehabilitation Hospital, founded in 1958, is a 96-bed specialty medical rehabilitation hospital providing physical and cognitive rehabilitation services. Magee’s flagship facility is located in Center City Philadelphia. In addition to the main campus that offers comprehensive services for spinal cord injury, brain injury, stroke, orthopedic replacement, amputation, pain management and work injury, Magee provides an expanding out-patient network serving the surrounding communities. In 1985, Magee’s brain injury rehabilitation program became the first in the nation to be accredited by the Commission on the Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities. Magee partnered with Jefferson Hospital to create one of the nation’s 14 federally designated centers for spinal cord injury rehabilitation. Magee has been rated one of America’s leading rehabilitation hospitals by U.S. News&World Report. Magee provides treatment to more than 5,000 individuals annually. Magee is authorized to treat wounded military personnel returning from war. Magee is not an Obligated Group Affiliate.


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