Philadelphia, March 12, 2018 -- The Philadelphia Public Relations Association (PPRA) will host an event recognizing PPRA Member Mary Salisbury on Thursday, April 12, at from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Field House in Center City Philadelphia.
Salisbury, 23, is currently rehabilitating from paralysis as the result of a spinal cord injury. At the time of her injury, Salisbury was working in her first full-time public relations position -- a job she secured after her 2017 graduation from Temple University. Salisbury is a resident of West Chester, PA and a graduate of Unionville High School.
Funds raised at the event will support Salisbury’s ongoing care as well as Magee Rehabilitation Hospital, where Salisbury is undergoing outpatient therapy. Salisbury plans to attend the PPRA event to thank friends and supportive professional colleagues.
The event will feature a silent auction with items and unique experiences from the Philadelphia Flyers, Kimmel Center, Bru Craft and Wurst, Taproom on 19th, NBC Sports Philadelphia, Hearthside Restaurant, Hochstader’s Slow and Low and SportsRadio 94WIP. Celebrity bartenders for the evening include CBS3’s Pat Gallen, 94WIP’s Jon Marks, WOGL 98.1’s Marilyn Russell and more.
“Competition for even entry level PR jobs can be fierce. The fact that Mary got her foot in the door meant she has something going for her. Talent. Perseverance. Maybe a bit of both,” says PPRA President Adam Dvorin. “Someday -- hopefully soon -- I will learn Mary Salisbury is back at work and living the life she envisioned before her injury. When that happens, it will be a victory that all of us in PPRA will celebrate.”
Dvorin adds: “One of my favorite things about PPRA is our sense of true community. Members may work for different employers, but our professionalism is what brings us together. And, when one of us faces a challenge, the rest of us want to do whatever we can to help out.”
Admission for PPRA’s event to recognize Mary Salisbury is $25 and includes two drinks and appetizers. You can register online at ppra.net or by calling 215-557-9865. Donations can be sent to the Mary Salisbury Special Needs Fund; Citadel Credit Union; 4 Ponds Edge Drive; Chadds Ford, PA 19317.
Editor’s Note: A photo of Mary Salisbury is available upon request.
Interviews with Mary Salisbury can be arranged by calling Adam Dvorin at (856) 296-0741.
About the Philadelphia Public Relations Association (PPRA)
Founded in 1945, PPRA is the leading association for public relations in the Greater Philadelphia area. With nearly 300 active members representing a diverse cross section of businesses and non-profit organizations—including arts and culture, film and television, education, government, healthcare, law, sports, science and technology, philanthropy, tourism and hospitality, and much more—PPRA is one of the region’s pre-eminent professional development organizations. To learn more about PPRA, visit www.ppra.net.
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