On Saturday, March 25—on the eve of what would have been Teddy Pendergrass’ 67th birthday—Magee Rehabilitation Hospital and the Teddy and Joan Pendergrass Foundation will celebrate the R&B singer’s life and legacy.

During Teddy Pendergrass Day, patients of Magee Rehabilitation Hospital, guests, and staff—along with friends of Pendergrass and his widow, Joan—will have the opportunity to listen to the artist’s music; view memorabilia such as his gold and platinum records; watch the live concert film, Close the Door, which features interviews with Magee Rehabilitation Hospital Chief Medical Officer Dr Guy Fried; and hear tributes from those closest to Teddy.

The event will take place from 2 pm to 4 pm, with remarks at 2:30 pm.

Pendergrass was treated at Magee after sustaining a spinal cord injury (SCI) as the result of a car accident in 1982. During his treatment, he developed a lasting relationship with his care team and the hospital.

Via the Teddy and Joan Pendergrass Foundation, led by his widow, Joan, the productive life he built postinjury carries on through its aim to help others with SCI achieve their maximum potential through housing, education, productivity, and overall independence, notes a media release from Magee.

Philadelphia-based Magee Rehabilitation Hospital is a founding member of the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation’s NeuroRecovery Network.

For more information, contact Marissa Montenegro Matteo at 215-873-7891 or mmatteo@mageerehab.org.

[Source: Magee Rehabilitation Hospital]