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4809 Germantown Ave

4809 Germantown Avenue

Philadelphia, PA 19144

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We’re celebrating the life of our very own superhero Ish Owens and those inspiring to be the superheroes we need for our community to thrive

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The ISH Fest Gala, is a fundraiser for the June 20, 2020 Inspiring Super Heroes Festival (ISH Fest). The festival is an event that honors and funds the dreams and visions of community members that are Super Heroes to those around them. These superheroes are quietly, making a difference in our communities. The ISH Fest mission is to shine a light on these Super Heroes that live amongst us. We raise money to support the vision and mission of our local Super Heroes so they can continue to do the great work they are inspired to do. The ISH Fest also provides a platform to inspire others to identify their own superhero powers and walk in their light.

ISH was started, because we recently loss a young superhero, Ishmael J. Owens. He passed at age 23 on June 16, 2019. It was during this time when community members, co-workers, school personnel, and members of his Marine Corp unit, started to gather and talk about the impact Ishmael "Ish" had made in their lives; in their workplace; and in the community. It was during this time that Ish's true identity, of being a superhero, was revealed. The attendance at his service was breath taking. It sent each and everyone there, a message of not only love and hope, but also the message that the power to make a difference begins with you. This message made it clear to us, that time is of the essence. We must take notice of whom amongst us is making a difference. Now is the time to honor and support them, while they are still amongst the living.

For this reason, we want you to help us PARTY with a PURPOSE. Have SUPERHERO FUN!!! Dress as your favorite Superhero; even if that super hero is you. There will be a live band, DJ, new music and talent from local artist, a silent auction, raffles, brag bags, cash bar, and a delicious food buffet (including wonderful vegan options). You will get to meet and hear from the nominees for the 2020 Superhero Award. In addition, we want you to NOMINATE the superhero you know. Shine a light on that person that is making a difference in your community (whether neighborhood, work, or social). Ishmael's community began in Germantown of Philadelphia, but expanded into the community of his work with animals and also as a US Marine. He started a business to reform aggressive dogs so they could be adopted. Ishmael was also planning to open an alternative sports center for youth in Philadelphia to have a safe, inviting, local place where they could do things like parkour, martial arts, and rock climbing year round. What amazing things are the Super Heroes around you doing? Let us know so we can shine a light on them.

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