hepatitis b foundation crystal ball banner hosted by joel rosen of high swartz law firm

Joel D. Rosen to MC Hepatitis B Foundation Crystal Ball

On Friday, April 26, Joel D. Rosen, High Swartz managing partner, Corporate Law attorney and member of the board at the Hepatitis B Foundation, will be the MC at the Crystal Ball Gala at the Blue Bell Country Club. The event benefits the Hep B Foundation and will honor Christoph Seeger of Fox Chase Cancer Center for his contributions to the Science of Hepatitis B.

The Baruch S. Blumberg Prize is the Hepatitis B Foundation’s greatest honor, given to appreciate and recognize the vast overall contributions made by someone to greatly advance the medicine and science of the disease. It's namesake comes from Baruch S. Blumberg, the Nobel Prize for his discovery of the hepatitis B virus, and his great contributions to the Hepatitis B Foundation.

Professor Chrstoph Seeger's studies have led to the identification of the signals required for reverse transcription of the viral DNA and provided the basis for the current model for HBV (hepatitis B virus) replication.

2nd Annual 5K Trail Run/Walk held by PERT and sponsored by High Swartz

bridge trail with pennpack ecological restoration trust logo on trail

On Saturday April 27th, The Pennypack Ecological Restoration Trust will be holding its 2nd Annual 5K Trail Run/Walk in Huntingdon Valley, PA.
The race will help raise money to support PERT’s efforts to protect the 828 acres of the Pennypack Preserves open spaces.

The race will include members of the High Swartz Norristown staff and their children, who are avid runners. They look forward to spending the day outside in a wonderful display of nature for a great cause.

The funds will help to sustain the wildlife habitat, native plant communities, and spectacular views that are becoming increasingly rare in southeastern Pennsylvania. Bryn Mawr Racing Company is partnering with PERT to provide an awesome experience in the Pennypack Preserve.

PERT was founded in 1970, and is a nonprofit conservancy headquartered in Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania, 15 miles northeast of Philadelphia. The Trust is staffed by professionals and volunteers dedicated to the stewardship of the lands that are protected by the Trust in its 812-acre Pennypack Preserve natural area.

Gil High, Jr., a partner and Municipal and estate planning attorney here at High Swartz is the President of PERT. He was elected to the Board of Directors in 2005.

The Trust offers a variety of programs and services including, but not limited to:

  • Almost 11 miles of trails in the Preserve open free to the public to explore and enjoy the natural world all year long
  • Professionally managed natural area restoration
  • Urban deer herd management
  • Volunteer training
  • Meeting facilities for community organizations
  • Professional education and internships

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