Team UPHS/PENN had another exciting andsuccessful ride this year at the MS Society’s City to Shore Bike Tour. “Wehad perfect weather conditions and a massive turnout as our team recruited 318riders and continues to be the largest team on the tour,” reported Dan Wilson, MBA, BSN, RN, FABC, vice president, Allied Health and AmbulatoryServices. “Our team membership grew by 12percent and raised $156,460, whichis an amazing 27.5 percentincrease over 2011.”
This annual event is a fun and prime example of how Penn Medicineand the University of Pennsylvania give back to the community. The funding isextremely important as it provides direct care support for multiple sclerosis patientsliving in the Delaware Valley. The Tour also raises research dollars towarddeveloping new and improved treatments and hopefully someday – a cure.
“So many people helped with this year’s Tour everyone’s efforts.Large or small, every little bit helps and is appreciated.” said Wilson. “Iwant to especially thank the following folks who supported and assisted ourteam in 2012: Garry Scheib, UPHSchief operation officer; Katherine Lowe,director, Professional Development and Recruitment, Development and AlumniRelations, UPenn; Bob Russell, MS,FACHE, NHA, associate executive director, Operations, PPMC; Rick Bryson, RPh, director, AncillaryClinical Applications, UPHS; SuzanneBrown, MS, RPh, director, Pharmacy, PAH; Kert Emperado, RN, BSN, ONC; Med/Surg Perioperative Nursing, PPMC; Regina Shockley, Ambulatory CareAdministration, PAH; Mary McCann, MSLIS,MBA, RN, director, Informatics, Library and Privacy, PAH; Donna Quinn, Intranet coordinator, PAH;Jennifer O’Mara, Development, UPenn;Eileen Coyne, Development, UPenn; Laura Thornton, Development, UPenn; Stephanie Mahan, UPenn;Sherry M. Jamison, Alumni Records, UPenn; Linda Blowney, Professional Development and Recruitment, UPenn; andSteven Blowney.”