Guest Commentary: Holding Out for a Hero

A former surgeon is one of more than 3,000 Americans waiting for a lung transplant — among more than 100,000 patients waiting for any kind of organ. Here’s how you can help

By Steven Raikin

Saving Women’s Hearts

Heart disease, which kills one in three women every year, is the number one cause of death in the United States. Temple cardiologist Deborah Crabbe is on a mission to change that.

By Jessica Blatt Press

Citizen of the Year Awards: Dr. David C. Fajgenbaum

The Penn Medicine physician turned his five near-death experiences into a mission to save the lives of people suffering from humanity’s 12,000 known diseases. Is it any wonder, then, that Fajgenbaum is our Citizen of the Year?

By Jessica Blatt Press

Guest Commentary: The 3 Numbers Everyone Must Know

An educator and community organizer urges state legislators to pass a bill to raise awareness of, funding for and police integration with mental health service hotline 988

By Vanessa Meng

Development … for Good: Built to Heal with Michael Murphy

The renowned architect spoke for a large Citizen crowd about why all people deserve good design — and how he intends to bring it to them

By Lauren McCutcheon

Saving Pennsylvania Moms

The U.S. has the highest rate of maternal mortality in the developed world – especially among Black women. State Representative Morgan Cephas is on a mission to change that

By Jessica Blatt Press


Join us in honoring the most impactful Philadelphians of 2023 at a dinner featuring MSNBC’s Ali Velshi and actor and activist George Takei

By Jessica Blatt Press

Working While Menopause-ing

One in four women leave the workforce because of symptoms related to menopause, a life milestone that has been woefully under-researched. Help may, finally, be on the way

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy