FIGHT News and Announcements

D Deone Powell

FIGHT Welcomes D. Deone Powell as General Counsel

FIGHT welcomes D. Deone Powell, Esquire to the FIGHT family as our new full-time General Counsel and Chief Legal Officer. Deone will be serving in a cross-functional role as a member of the leadership team and will add value by providing to senior management effective advice on company strategies and their implementation.  He will also…

Gun Buyback

Institute for Community Justice to Co-Produce Gun BuyBack

The Institute for Community Justice will be partnering with the Mann Up Association and the Philadelphia Police Department’s 22nd District to host a Gun BuyBack and Bucks for Bullets event on Saturday, October 24th. The event will take place at Moore’s Memorial Baptist Church, 1421 W Dauphin St, from 1 to 5pm.

FIGHT the Flu!

 Flu season is upon us! It is important now more than ever to make sure everyone is safe and protected. Philadelphia FIGHT will be giving flu shots to all patients during flu season. If you are interested, please call your provider prior to coming in the office. Jonathan Lax Center: (215) 790 1788 John Bell Health Center: (267)…

Flu Shot

Fight the Flu

Flu season is upon us! In the United States, influenza activity increases during the fall and winter seasons. The flu is a highly contagious disease; the virus spreads through the air when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or even talks. Easily, someone else can inhale germs or unconsciously pick up germs from an object. Many…

Larry Kramer By David Shankbon

The death of Larry Kramer

Philadelphia FIGHT mourns the death of Larry Kramer, the most important AIDS activist in the history of the epidemic. Founder of both the Gay Men’s Health Crisis and later ACT UP, the AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power, Larry was instrumental in the creation not one but both of the gay community’s responses to the AIDS epidemic.

John Lewis

John Lewis

“Though I am gone, I urge you to
answer the highest calling of your heart and stand up for what you truly believe.” – John Lewis

The civil rights leader, activist and Congressman died on July 17, 2020. He wrote an essay before his death, to be published upon the day of his funeral.

Spotlight On

Annette B. Gadegbeku, MD

Annette B. Gadegbeku, MD

Annette B. Gadegbeku, MD is Director of Adult Medicine at John Bell Health Center and Jonathan Lax Treatment Center of Philadelphia FIGHT Community Health Centers. Dr. Gadegbeku is a Family Medicine Physician who specializes in primary care for all ages (from pediatrics to geriatrics)!

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Dr. Mario Cruz

Dr Cruz with PatientDr. Cruz is a board-certified pediatrician who serves as the Medical Director for our Pediatrics and Adolescent Health Center. He has presented and/or published in the fields of community violence and domestic violence prevention, quality improvement, behavioral health, curriculum development, and mentorship.


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