Adam Taliaferro was paralyzed while making a tackle for Penn State in a game at Ohio State in 2000. After spinal-fusion surgery, doctors told Adam's parents their son would probably never walk again. Three months later, the miracle was completed as Adam walked out of Magee Rehabilitation Hospital in Philadelphia. Today the miracle continues as Adam embarks on a career with one of the world's largest pharmaceutical companies!
HADDONFIELD, NJ – Rothman Institute Field House Moorestown President Kevin Loftus, Jefferson Health’s Dr. John DiTunno, and Taliaferro Foundation Board Member Tom Samuel will be among the recipients during the Annual Adam Taliaferro Foundation Recognition Dinner on Thursday, April 12, at Tavistock Country Club in Haddonfield, NJ.
Mr. Loftus, who operates one of the Delaware Valley’s top destination-based indoor sports facilities and sports science centers, will receive the AAA Business Award for service and commitment to the community. The Field House has steadfastly supported the Foundation’s mission to assist patients with spinal cord injuries
Mr. Samuel will be the recipient of the Andre and Addie Taliaferro Award for Service. He serves on the ATF’s Board and has helped to raise awareness of the ATF’s mission in exemplary fashion.
Dr. John Ditunno, a prominent physician with Jefferson Health System, will receive the Magee Rehabilitation Professional Services Award for service and commitment to the region.
Deptford Township High School will be honored with the Dr. Harry Gamble Coaches Award for supporting the Foundation’s mission throughout a multi-year-year period.
The dinner is set to begin at 6:00 p.m. ATF Recognition Awards will be bestowed as follows:
Andre and Addie Taliaferro Award (Service and Commitment): Given to a person who through their dedication and commitment has assisted the Adam Taliaferro Foundation in achieving its goals.
Recipient: Tom Samuel, Medford, NJ, ATF Board of Directors Member
AAA Award (Business or Businesses): Given to a business or organization that has, through its generosity and commitment, helped guide the Foundation to achieve its goals (named after AAA because of its steadfast support and commitment to the Foundation)
Recipient: Kevin Loftus, Rothman Institute Field House Moorestown, Moorestown, NJ
Adam Taliaferro Award (courage): Given to an individual(s) who has overcome severe adversity in their life.
Recipient: Madeline Duffy, Philadelphia, PA
Dr. Harry Gamble Coaches’ Award: Given annually to a school or schools that support the Adam Taliaferro Foundation and all the Foundation stands for.
Recipient: Deptford High School, Deptford Township, NJ
Magee Professional Service Award: Presented to an individual who exemplifies outstanding service and commitment to the rehabilitation spectrum.
Recipient: Dr. John Ditunno, Jefferson Health System, Philadelphia, PA
Tickets are $50 apiece and may be ordered by emailing Zac Ernst at email@example.com or by visiting the Adam Taliaferro Foundation web site at www.taliaferrofoundation.org
Nominations Sought for S.J. Football Coaches Association (SJFCA) Hall of Fame
GLASSBORO – The South Jersey Football Coaches Association (SJFCA) and the Adam Taliaferro Foundation are seeking nominations for its Class of 2018 Hall of Fame inductees.
Categories up for nominations include:
• High School Coach
• Pro Player
• Distinguished Service
• Legends (Pre-playoffs)
• Legends (Post-playoffs)
• Assistant Coach
Nominations may be submitted by visiting the link below and submitting the form by March 24 to John Cutsavage, SJFCA, by emailing him at firstname.lastname@example.org
The recipients will be honored during an induction banquet on Wednesday, June 27, at 6 p.m., at Masso’s Caterers in Glassboro, NJ.
Attention all families and patients needing financial assistance. If you have a need for financial aid due to a qualifying medical condition from a spinal cord injury, please look over the application below and contact a member of the Adam Taliaferro Foundation Medical Committee.