Phil Cannella Participates in Charity Radiothon

Phil Cannella was once again a fixture at the 98.1 WOGL Loves Our Kids Radiothon when First Senior Financial Group and Crash Proof Retirement Teamed up to donate $65,000 to the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).  On hand to receive the donation were CHOP employees and members of the CBS radio team, including WOGL FM’s Vice President and General Manager Jim Loftus.

Phil Cannella and Joann Small are no strangers to CHOP events, as they have been the largest single donors to the charitable event for the past three years.  To date, the duo has donated a total of $165,000 to this worthy cause.

The 2012 event was held at Adelphia Restaurant in Deptford Township, New Jersey and coincided with one of local radio personality Bob Pantano’s weekly dance parties.  Pantano has been hosting the party for 35 years, making it the first and longest-running radio dance party in the nation.  First Senior Financial Group and Crash Proof Retirement were happy to have a beloved local celebrity like Bob Pantano lend his star power to this charitable event and help out all the kids at CHOP.

Overall, the WOGL Loves Our Kids Radiothon raised a total of $658,272 for Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, giving the Hospital a huge boost, and giving the kids there something to smile about.  This total was the highest in the event’s 11-year history.  Over those 11 years, the radiothon has brought $5.5 million in donations to CHOP.  That’s why Phil Cannella, Joann Small and the Crash Proof Retirement Team are so proud to be part of this event every year.

As for next year, Phil Cannella says he looks forward to raising even more for the children at CHOP.

“Investing is all about trying to enrich our futures. There is no single better investment than investing in the health of our nation’s children. They are our pride, they are our hope and most importantly, they are our future,” said Cannella, founder of First Senior Financial Group, and creator of The Crash Proof Retirement Show.

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