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File #: 170831    Version: 0 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: ADOPTED
File created: 9/28/2017 In control: CITY COUNCIL
On agenda: Final action: 9/28/2017
Title: Hereby declaring the week of October 1st through October 8th as the second annual "Philadelphia Legacy Week," which will be set aside to commemorate major contributions by Philadelphia individuals and institutions.
Sponsors: Councilmember Jones, Councilmember Blackwell, Councilmember Oh, Councilmember Domb, Councilmember Taubenberger, Councilmember Henon
Attachments: 1. Signature17083100.pdf
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Hereby declaring the week of October 1st through October 8th as the second annual "Philadelphia Legacy Week," which will be set aside to commemorate major contributions by Philadelphia individuals and institutions.

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WHEREAS, Philadelphia Legacy Week is dedicated to creating a deeper understanding of Philadelphia's unique place in the history of the United States - past and present. The celebration was established in 2016 as an annual observance to educate and strengthen awareness of the City's diverse cultural heritage and its importance as a destination for visitors from around the world; and

WHEREAS, The second annual Philadelphia Legacy Week, to be celebrated the week of October 1st through October 8th, will include historic tours, lectures and presentations at local schools and libraries. The highlight of the observance is the awards dinner on Sunday, October 1, 2017 at the Seaport Museum, where four honorees will be recognized for their outstanding contributions. The 2017 Philadelphia Legacy Week honorees are John Chaney, Walter P. Lomax, Jr., Ruth Wright Hayre, and Dr. David Shulkin; and

WHEREAS, Philadelphia native Walter P. Lomax spent more than three decades as a medical practitioner, businessman and generous philanthropist. Lomax was a graduate of several Philadelphia institutions, including LaSalle University, Hahnemann Medical College, and Albert Einstein Medical Center. Soon after completing his schooling, Lomax wanted to better serve his community by opening his first medical clinic in South Philadelphia. His practice grew from a private, single practitioner office to Lomax Medical Associates, a multi-site group practice with over 20 well-trained physicians. Dr. Lomax even had the opportunity to provide treatment to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in 1968; and

WHEREAS, John Chaney was a championship basketball coach for Philadelphia's Temple University. Before retiring, Chaney dedicated 24-years to developing a nationally c...

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