Media Appearances

Communicators Outside the Lines: Greg Pellegrino, Holy Family

4.22.20 – The dictionary defines “hero” as “a person of distinguished courage or ability, admired for his or her brave deeds and noble qualities.” Heroes come in many forms in life, ranging from one’s family and friends to athletes and movie stars.

Lower Bucks Times: Helping Hospital Heros

4.20.20 – Mary Pellegrino believes that her son Bennett wouldn’t be alive today if it weren’t for the nurses at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

BennettStrong Foundation Hosted Third Annual Gala

2.29.20 – The BennettStrong Foundation held its third annual gala on Saturday, Feb. 29 at the Northampton Valley Country Club and raised funds for its N/ICU parent survival kits; a project that the foundation has been working on in conjunction with Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia for the past two years.

Phillies Charities, Inc. Announces 2019 Grant Recipients to be Honored at #GivingTuesday Holiday Event on Dec. 3

11.26.19 – Thirty-five organizations in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware and in areas near the Phillies minor league affiliates, are transforming their communities and as a result, are being awarded more than $525,000 in grants from Phillies Charities, Inc. so their charitable efforts can continue.

BennettStrong Gala raises $7,000 at Northampton Country Club

2.26.19 – (By Samantha Bambino, Assoc. Editor of the Lower Bucks Times) -In many ways, Bennett Pellegrino is your typical little boy. A resident of Warrington and kindergartener at Groveland Elementary School in Doylestown, he enjoys swimming, playing with Elmo, and listening to Sam Smith. He’s also a shameless flirt when it comes to blondes.

Coffee Convo #5: From NICU Ordeal to a Life of Philanthropy, Mary Pellegrino Keeps Her Family “BennettStrong”

2.16.19 – (Jen Wielgus Journalism) -Today – Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019 – is the day of the second annual black-tie fundraiser gala for the BennettStrong Foundation at Northampton Valley Country Club. 

BennettStrong Foundation Set to Host 2nd Annual Gala

2.4.19 – (The Intelligencer) -The BennettStrong Foundation is set to host its second annual gala at 6 p.m. Feb. 16 at the Northampton Valley Country Club, 299 Richboro Road.

Central Bucks Teacher Honored for Creating Nonprofit

5.27.18 – (Bucks County Courier Times) -A Central Bucks School District teacher who established a foundation supporting children with complex medical needs was honored with the Pennsylvania State Education Association’s Human and Civil Rights Award for a community leader.

Warrington parents of ‘micro preemie’ helping others struggling with medically complex infants

2.18.18 – (The Intelligencer) –Bennett Pellegrino, of Warrington, was born 15 weeks premature and has had a host of medical problems, including liver cancer. His parents have started a foundation to support other families with medically complex babies and the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

Pediatric cancer patients take the field at Citizens Bank Park

9.21.17 – (Bucks County Herald) –The Philadelphia Phillies partnered with Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, the official children’s hospital of the Phillies, to host Pediatric Cancer Awareness Night at Citizens Bank Park on Sept. 16. Throughout the evening, local child cancer patients, including Owen Frenia, 11, of Doylestown, and Bennett Pellegrino, 4, of Warrington, took part in moments created just for them – giving them the chance to take a break from cancer and live out their major league dreams.

CB East, West color guards unite for first-place finish at Cavalcade Indoor Championships

4.19.17 – (The Intelligencer) “Sometimes, real heroes live in the hearts of small children fighting big battles.”

The CHOP Way: A Team of Experts, a Plan of Care and Parental Involvement

1.2.17 – (CHOP Family News) – Other than being two months late, Bennett’s third birthday party was typical in many ways: too much food, kids running around playing games and yelling, a Superman cake, balloons, and adoring relatives singing Happy Birthday to You.

Game On Good in Sports: CB West embraces local families coping with pediatric cancer

10.21.16 – CB West-CB East rivalry football game served as a platform for West students to embrace and support local families coping with pediatric cancer.