3rd annual Andy Chan Holiday Block Party in Old City helps raise money for good cause

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) — It was a Friday night party on 2nd Street in Old City, but there was more to the party than good times.

A majority of the money raised at the 3rd Annual Andy Chan Holiday Block Party goes to charity.

Philadelphia Highway Patrol Officer Andy Chan was seriously injured while riding his motorcycle in Northeast Philadelphia in January 2019.

“He looks stable and is making little progress. But you know baby steps,” said his wife, Teng Chan.

She said she’s having her well-deserved fun and the continued support of her husband’s police family is a big part of what keeps her going.

“It makes us feel like we’re not alone, makes us feel like we’re very supported, especially at this time of year,” Chan said.

“The Philadelphia community has been tremendous for the Philadelphia Highway Patrol unit and the Chan family,” said Sgt. Kyle Cross, Chan’s former partner

This year, the block party hosted by the Families Behind the Badge Children’s Foundation was joined by two more families who have lost their law enforcement loved ones.

These are the families of fallen Pennsylvania State Troopers Martin Mack and Branden Sisca.

The soldiers were killed in March 2022 by a suspected drunk driver.

“We are lucky, we are loved. I know the state police have supported us too, and we’re lucky for all of that,” said Martin’s wife, Stephanie Mack.

She too says attending events like this and raising money to help them goes a long way.

“Christmas is my favorite holiday so this one stings a little bit more than it should. It’s a lot to process, but we’re overwhelmed and loved at the same time,” Mack said.

Now the giving doesn’t have to stop at the party.

If you want to help these families, you can donate here.

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