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Media Release: Malvern Institute Scores Again, Signs Bernie Parent as Spokesperson

Malvern Institute
Malvern, PA (July 1, 2014) – Malvern Institute is pleased to announce the new addition to the team, Philadelphia Flyers Hall of Fame goaltender, Bernie Parent. We have been working with Bernie for several years. He has been our keynote speaker at several events and has spent time with our patients talking about his life in recovery.

Mr. Parent has spent the last 35 years of his life in recovery. After many struggles, trials and tribulations with addiction in his earlier years, he understands that addiction is a daily battle that must be tackled head-on with the help of a strong support system. Bernie began his recovery much like many of the patients at the Malvern Institute and believes wholeheartedly in our methods and philosophy. Most importantly, he connects with our patients, forms bonds, and acts as a role model to any and all people that struggle with drug and alcohol abuse, as he was able to take control of his addiction and come out on top of the game.

About Malvern Institute:

A leader in the addiction field, Malvern Institute, founded in 1948, operates a total of 167 beds for Inpatient Drug and Alcohol treatment located in both Willow Grove and Malvern, PA. We provide an evidence-based model of clinical care along with a 12-step approach that will provide engagement and monitoring for at least 90 days. Malvern is licensed by the Pennsylvania Bureau of Drug and Alcohol and the Commission for Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities.

To get on the road to recovery, please call 800-647-8073 TODAY, or visit www.malverninstitute.com!

Autograph Signing Fundraising Event for You Too Animal Rescue

I am honored to have the opportunity to help out a great, up-and-coming, non-profit organization, You Too Animal Rescue, whose main goal is to save, care for, and ultimately adopt stray animals and place them in loving homes.


As an animal lover myself, I thank the members of You Too Animal Rescue for everything that they do. I will be attending their fundraising event at The Rink at Lehigh Valley, located at 3323 7th Street, Whitehall, PA 18052 on Saturday, January 17, 2014 as not only a supporter, but I will be holding an autograph signing from 1pm to 3 pm in which ALL PROCEEDS will go directly to You Too Animal Rescue.


Here’s a bit of information about You Too Animal Rescue:


“After three years of a few volunteers working from their homes, You Too Animal Rescue has recently been officially established as a non-profit organization. In 2014, the small group rescued more than 175 cats and kittens as well as 10 dogs. Any money raised over the years went entirely to help offset some of the vet bills. Food and all other expenses were covered by the volunteers.


Now, with the non-profit status, You Too Animal Rescue will be able to apply for grants and give receipts for tax-deductible donations. They are setting up a donation site on Facebook and also on a website, which is currently being developed. And, hopefully, they will be able to get a building where the animals can be fostered and be on display for adoption. As of now, Endless Supply Company in Wysox has been kind enough to put the adoptable orphans on display, as well as sponsor fundraisers and donate food and other items.


You Too Animal Rescue is thrilled to have Bernie Parent help kick off 2015 by promoting their organization, raffle items and their second annual hockey game against the Flyers’ Alumni Saturday, April 4th at 2pm at the Rink at Lehigh Valley.


In addition to the fun and exciting fund raisers coming up in the new year, You Too Animal Rescue is going to focus on their main goal – spaying and neutering! There are staggering numbers of homeless cats and dogs throughout Pennsylvania and the entire country. Unless something is done to break the pattern, shelters will continue remain overcrowded and thousands will continue to suffer.


They are very grateful for all the help they have received and thank everyone involved in their success. After all, they couldn’t do what they do without you, too!”


Let’s help You Too Animal Rescue achieve continuous success for this great cause! Come out and see us on January 17th!

Dr Davis’ Men’s Night at Main Street Cigars

Had a great time at Dr. Davis’ Men’s Night at Main Street Cigars in Medford, NJ

with Dr. Steven Davis, Todd Herremans and Tre Thomas of the Philadelphia Eagles,

and all of the attendees!

Dr Davis Men's Night

Dr Davis Men's Night

Dr Davis Men's Night

JDRF Event at Tony Lukes

Bernie Parent Tony Bruno

Tony Bruno and I at the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Event

on Friday, November 14, 2014 at Tony Luke’s!

Great event for a great cause!

I Am Running the Philadelphia Half Marathon for ALS

It’s been months since we’ve seen an ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, but I vowed to keep the awareness alive and well after all of the hype calmed down.


On Sunday, November 23, 2014, I will be running in the Philadelphia Half Marathon on behalf of the ALS Hope Foundation.


Help me raise money and continuous awareness for this great cause!


Visit the links below:


ALS Hope Foundation Donation Page: https://www.alshopefoundation.org/get-involved/donation-online-now.php


ALS Hope Foundation Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/ALS-Hope-Foundation/204046679619845?ref=hl



ALS Hope Foundation Twitter: https://twitter.com/ALSHF


See you all on November 23rd!

Life is About Questions

Bernie ParentRead the original article on Philly.com.


The first question you should ask yourself when you wake up in the morning is, “How am I feeling today?” You either feel lousy or you feel good. The next question is, “What am I thinking about?” If you’re taking a negative approach to your day, ask yourself, “How can I make myself happy?” Just telling yourself that you’re happy won’t make it come true. You must take action. What are you going to DO to change it? Dig yourself out of that hole.


Information is not power; action is power. You filter all sorts of information through your mind daily, but unless you take action, your thoughts stay thoughts. Your actions are the answers to your questions.


If you’re cooking, if you’re driving, if you’re wondering what to eat for lunch or what to wear today, each question must be accompanied by an answer, and it’s your action that will complete it.


If your purpose or vision is to see the sunset, but you find yourself always traveling east, you’re always going to miss it. Focus on your task at hand and take the necessary steps to get there. Decide your purpose and vision, then design and execute the actions needed to get there.


Apply these concepts to the questions you ask yourself about relationships, financial situations, emotional needs, your happiness, etc. Get up and answer those questions!


If you’re not happy, ask yourself how you got there. If you are happy, ask yourself how you got there. Asking ourselves these questions is so automatic that we don’t even realize we do it. Everything we do is a question.


You get in your car. Where am I going? Will there be traffic? What is the best route to take to get to my destination?


The purpose for identifying the questions that we go through life asking ourselves everyday, is to be able to change your attitude toward something.


Look at the innocence of children. They don’t need much to keep them happy. Every little thing excites them! They recognize the present moment and live in it. Allow yourself to embrace that!


Everyone is entitled to feel sad or angry or emotional. It’s part of being human. But knowing that you don’t have to stay there, and that you have the power to bring yourself back up again, is the secret. You are in control of your emotions. If you’re feeling down, you can change the way you’re feeling by identifying the question, the problem, the answer, and changing your attitude. THAT is the key to happiness.


Allow yourself to feel what you’re feeling, but don’t continue to dwell on the negative. Ask yourself how you can fix it and move along.


Happiness is a choice. Society tells us that being unhappy is part of being alive. And that may be partially true, but I don’t totally believe in that. I believe you can be as happy as you want to be, all of your life. It’s all a matter of choice.