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This profile was last updated on 12/29/09  and contains information from public web pages.

Rena Rowan Damone

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Local Address:  Philadelphia , Pennsylvania , United States
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Mrs. Rena Rowan Damone with her husband, singer and performer Vic Damone
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Dr. Rodin presented Rena Rowan Damone with a citation which recognized her commitment to the realization of the Breast Center and her dedicated advocacy for the enhancement of women's health, which serve as inspiration to the multitudes whose lives have been touched by breast cancer.
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Rena Rowan Damone, herself a breast cancer survivor, remembers the "wonderful treatment" she received at Penn. She says it is very fulfilling to be able to give back to the community considering her difficult beginnings and the ensuing life challenges she has faced.
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When Russia imposed martial law over her native Poland in 1980, for example, Rowan Damone organized a drive throughout the apparel industry to collect warm clothing to be distributed to the citizens of Poland through Catholic Relief Services.
"My childhood and early years made me stronger - and I'm happy that I had some suffering, so I can appreciate what I have now and what I can do for others," Mrs. Rowan Damone explains.
She founded the Rena Rowan Foundation for the Homeless in 1995, recognizing the needs of Philadelphia's most vulnerable citizens - particularly homeless women with children. The Foundation has supported such projects as Rowan House, with People's Emergency Center, and Rowan Homes, with Project H.O.M.E. These facilities, which care for homeless families, children, and teens in West and North Philadelphia, respectively, were born out of their benefactor's keen memories of and experiences in her early life.
This philanthropist helped, moreover, to raise funds from other donors for these projects, and for the Rena Rowan Breast Center at the Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania, also a beneficiary of her largess. This generosity, too, came as a response to a difficult time in Rena's life, when she herself was treated for breast cancer.
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For her dedication to the American Red Cross, Rowan Damone was awarded the Spectrum award.
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"My childhood and early years made me stronger--and I'm happy that I had some suffering, so I can appreciate what I have now and what I can do for others," Mrs. Rowan Damone explains.
In 1995, she established the Rena Rowan Foundation for the Homeless, recognizing the needs of Philadelphia's most vulnerable citizens, particularly homeless women with children.In 1997, Mrs. Rowan Damone through her Rena Rowan Foundation for the Homeless donated the initial $1.5 million to build Rowan House.Each year, she substantially contributes so that hundreds of families can enjoy supervised independent living in one of the 26 units at Rowan House through her annual generosity.
During 2006-2007, 38 families transitioned from 3902 Spring Garden to live in Rowan House's individual apartments with their own kitchens to continue their progress in preparation for independent lives in the community.
Our longtime PEC friend continues to be an inspiration to staff and families at Rowan House.Gloria Guard calls Mrs. Damone "PEC's own real life heroine!
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