Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Knights for Life Beef and Beer

Sometimes life ends too soon and in those moments those surrounding the void have a choice in how best to honor the loss of a loved one, neighbor or friend.

You may have heard about the group of North Penn alumni who formed the nonprofit foundation, Knights for Life, in honor of two of their friends from the classes of '83- '85 who passed away within months of each other. Formed about a year ago, Knights for Life is gaining speed. The foundation aims at providing financial support to individuals and families in the North Penn area who are experiencing crisis, illness or tragedy.

This upcoming Saturday from 7 - 11 p.m. the organization will be hosting its first annual Beef and Beer intended to "beef-up" their reserves of cash to spread the love to those in need in the North Penn area. The Beef and Beer will be held at the Presentation of Our Lord Ukrainian Catholic Church at 1564 Allentown Road in Lansdale. For more information visit the foundation's website at www.knights4life.org. With a capacity of 300, the organisation has about 35 tickets still available.

In just a year of service, Knights for Life hosted both wiffle ball and horshoe tournaments and a successful holiday craft bazaar.

"What's really exciting to us is often when we talk to our daughters' friends or others in the community out and about - they know who we are,"  Karen Rowland, an organizer of the beef and beer said. "We want to legacy of this organization to live on through our children, so that they can continue to help the North Penn community," she added.

The organization, now with 13 board members, is working on obtaining its official nonprofit status and when it does they plan to open up membership to anyone who wants to be involved.

You can follow their progress by liking their facebook page.


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