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Philadelphia Insurance Companies Believes in 'Giving Back through Fitness'
Date:9/28/2008

Running in the Rain for CHOP

BALA CYNWYD, Pa., Sept. 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Philadelphia Insurance Companies (Nasdaq: PHLY), Bala Cynwyd, PA, sponsored the 2008 Parkway Run/Walk benefiting The Cancer Center at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, the nation's premier pediatric oncology program. Despite the rain, more than 1,500 runners & walkers (including 50 PHLY employees and their family members) participated in the event. Following the 5k run, PHLY employees presented the check for $65,000 to Dr. John Maris MD, Director of Hematology/Oncology at CHOP.

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Commenting on PHLY's commitment to Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, President & CEO James J. Maguire, Jr., said: "We continue to support the battle against childhood cancer and are proud to be a sponsor of the Parkway Run for the fifth consecutive year. As an industry leader, we feel a strong responsibility to give back to our community. I applaud our employees' efforts and commitment to CHOP demonstrated by their participation in the Parkway run despite the inclement weather."

In operation since 1962, PHLY designs, markets, and underwrites commercial property/casualty and professional liability insurance products incorporating value added coverages and services for select industries. The Company, whose commercial lines insurance subsidiaries are rated A+ (Superior) by A.M. Best Company and A1 for insurance financial strength by Moody's Investors Services, is nationally recognized as a member of Ward's Top 50, Forbes' Platinum 400 list of America's Best Big Companies and Forbes' 100 Bes
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