Mi Corazon Aids The Philippines
Sunday, Apr. 28
The Philippines continuously suffer from impoverished conditions and a lack of educational opportunities. Many of these global issues are overlooked and the people there face traumatic despair on a daily basis. Two courageous Erieites, humanitarian Donald Witherow and Highmark's Ashley Chow, join forces to bring you the Mi Corazon fundraiser that will aid in providing children in the Philippines with donations, school supplies, and more.
Three years ago, Donald Witherow got the chance to visit the Philippines which happens to be the birthplace of his mother. Witnessing the harsh reality left a somber impression on him, eliciting a strong urge to give back to the Southeast Asian country in a way that can only be honored and eventually replicated.
Teaming up with Ashley Chow, an event planner in the local scene, Donald hopes to call out to the community of Erie to help Filipino children attain a better lifestyle, including the proper education necessary for fulfilling careers in today's society. To help with this cause, a Chinese auction, live music, and a celebrity bartender showdown will all take place at the fundraiser, with an ice cream bar consisting of delicious offerings from Coldstone Creamery. The nonprofit event is free and open to the public. Come out for a good time that will assist such a great endeavor. — Charles Brown
2 p.m. to 6 p.m. // Bourbon Barrel, 1213 State St. // Free // 947bobfm.com