Chester County Briefly: May 21

Carrie Quigley accepts her award from Sister Mary Henrich, Immaculata's vice president for Mission and Ministry.

Immaculata University

Glenmoore resident Carrie Quigley, a Downingtown East High School graduate, has received Immaculata’s prestigious Mission and Vision Award for exemplifying the university’s core values both inside and outside of the classroom.

Image via Ashley DeStephano.

Fifth Annual Octorara Angels Rainbow 5K Run/Fun Walk

The theme of this year’s Run/Fun Walk, scheduled for Saturday, June 1 at Octorara Intermediate School in Atglen, is “Breathe Love, Breathe Easy.”

This community event not only helps to raise awareness of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning, the silent killer that took the lives of Carly Imbierowicz and Daulton Pointek on Nov. 22, 2014, but also helps fund projects at the school. Click here to register.

The event is immediately followed by the OA Best Expo at Octorara High School. This fair showcases what Octorara students have achieved and promotes career pathways in agriculture, engineering, industrial technology, human services, science, and the arts.

Thoroughbred Education and Research Foundation

TERF, under the auspices of the Chester County Community Foundation, has announced a newly conceived gift of five percent of Lael Stables’ winnings for 2019.

The gift is given to increase the funding for students wishing for an education in Equine Medicine but in need of scholarship support. The foundation also gives money to equine research. TERF’s vision and mission is bettering the life of the thoroughbred.

Roy and Gretchen Jackson founded Lael Stables in 1977. Its notable winners include Ageless, Divining Rod, Chalon, Hawksmoor, and the beloved Barbaro.

Click here to make a tax-deductible donation to TERF.

Realm Therapeutics

The Malvern-based biopharmaceutical company has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by ESSA Pharma Inc. in an all-stock transaction valued at $21.5 million , writes John George for The Philadelphia Business Journal.

Realm was focused on developing new therapies to treat skin disorders.

The $21.5 million price tag for the company represents a five percent premium over Realm’s estimated net cash amount of $20.5 million at the closing of the acquisition.

Chester County 2020

Sarah Peck, recipient of the 2019 Citizen Planner Award by Chester County 2020, said “building true neighborhoods” is an essential component of Chester County’s success and a major reason for the county’s “wonderful quality of life.”

Peck, President of Progressive New Homes, said during her career she has first learned “that people yearn for the same thing: a sense of community.” She has built progressive, affordably priced housing in Chester and Montgomery counties.

“I’m glad to have contributed in some small way to the goals of Chester County 2020 – in promoting growth in the denser urban cores and finding creative ways to develop affordably priced ownership,” Peck said. “It’s a dynamic and ever-challenging process as economic cycles wax and wane and market preference constantly evolve. But there are many intersections between this work and the goals of Chester County 2020.”

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