[June 22, 2017; Philadelphia, PA] – To celebrate 30 years of business, Ground Zero Salons will host a Black and White Ball to benefit Penn Vet's Shelter Medicine Program. The event will take place on Saturday, July 22 from 7-11pm at the Miquon School, 2025 Harts Ln. in Conshohocken, and will feature a fashion show, live music, carnival games, karaoke, food and drink, and more. Ronnie Polaneczky, Metro columnist for the Philadelphia Daily News, will emcee the event.  

General admission tickets cost $60 and VIP tickets cost $100. All proceeds benefit Penn Vet’s Shelter Medicine Program. For more information and tickets, visit www.blackandwhiteball2017.com.

“We are excited to celebrate 30 years of bringing the community together,” said Wendy Weinstein, owner of Ground Zero Salons. “I am especially proud that, through this event, Ground Zero is continuing its longstanding tradition of giving back by supporting Penn Vet’s Shelter Medicine Program, which does so much for animals in need in our region.”

Established in 2006, Penn Vet’s Shelter Medicine Program offers consultative, educational, and veterinary support to regional shelters and residents of the Greater Philadelphia community. The program has a significant impact on how many homeless animals are given quality care and placed into permanent homes. In addition, the program provides interdisciplinary and authentic instruction to veterinary students through the lens of shelter medicine, by integrating best practices in educational techniques and research with community outreach, collaborative partnerships, and service learning. 

This year, Penn Vet will debut a state-of-the-art, 40-foot mobile unit to offer advanced care for shelter animals and pets in at-risk communities and to serve as a real-world classroom for students and the community.

“With the mobile unit, we’ll be able to offer surgical and medical care for shelter animals,” said Dr. Brittany Watson, Director of Penn Vet’s Shelter Medicine Program. “In addition, we’ll be able to educate future veterinary students and provide outreach to schools and communities in the Philadelphia region. We are so grateful to Wendy for her support and look forward to expanding our impact in the year ahead.”

Event Participants

Music will be provided by the School of Rock house band and DJ Phil Philmore.

Fashion show by Ground Zero Salons, Lather Hair Studio, and Salon Fabhair by Marne.

VIP area sponsored by Han Dynasty, Earth Bread & Brewery, and Bacio. 

About Penn Vet

Ranked among the top ten veterinary schools worldwide, the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine (Penn Vet) is a global leader in veterinary education, research, and clinical care. Founded in 1884, Penn Vet is the first veterinary school developed in association with a medical school. The school is a proud member of the One Health initiative, linking human, animal, and environmental health.

Penn Vet serves a diverse population of animals at its two campuses, which include extensive diagnostic and research laboratories. Ryan Hospital in Philadelphia provides care for dogs, cats, and other domestic/companion animals, handling nearly 35,000 patient visits a year. New Bolton Center, Penn Vet’s large-animal hospital on nearly 700 acres in rural Kennett Square, PA, cares for horses and livestock/farm animals. The hospital handles nearly 4,900 patient visits a year, while the Field Service treats more than 38,000 patients at local farms. In addition, New Bolton Center’s campus includes a swine center, working dairy, and poultry unit that provide valuable research for the agriculture industry.

For more information, visit www.vet.upenn.edu.