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August 30
PAH American Red Cross Blood Drive

September 14
Colon Cancer Alliance’s Philadelphia Undy 5000

September 22
Penn's Second Annual 5K for the IOA and Memory Mile

September 23
2013 PAH Auxiliary Golf Tournament

September 28-29
UPHS/Penn 2013 MS City to Shore Ride

October 12
The Parkinson Council’s 12th Annual STAMP OUT Parkinson’s Walk

October 18
PPMC’s 2013 Cultural Diversity Conference

October 26
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Annual “Light the Night” Walk

November 2
Periop Jam 2013" – 4th Annual PPMC Nursing Perioperative Conference

November 3
National Brain Tumor Society Race for Hope 5K Walk/Run

November 9, 2013
2013 Penn Medicine Heart Walk

PAH American Red Cross Blood Drive
DonateBlood. Please!
Friday,August 30
7:00am– 5:00 pm 
2ndFloor McClelland Conference Room
Click Here toSchedule an Appointment
Be sure to enter the sponsor code:  PA Hospital


September 14
Colon Cancer Alliance’s Philadelphia Undy 5000

Undy-5000Join the Penn Medicine team on Saturday, September 14, at the 2013Philadelphia Undy 5000! Sponsored by the Colon Cancer Alliance, some of theproceeds of the run will go to the Universityof Pennsylvania Health System's Colon Cancer Screening Navigation Program,which helps West Philadelphia patients complete colon cancerscreening, one of the most powerful ways to prevent colon cancer. Pleasesupport Penn Medicine's involvement in the Undy 5000 with a tax-deductibledonation or joining the team. Your support will help end colorectal cancer andsave lives. To donate or register to run, please visit: here


Penn’s Second Annual 5K for the IOA andMemory Mile

September 22

Penn's-5K-for-The-IOAMark your calendars for Penn’sSecond Annual 5K for the IOA and Memory Mile Walk on Sunday, September22. This year, the event will start at Shoemaker Green, between the Palestraand Franklin Field, and run through Penn Park. Medals will be awarded to thetop male and female runners in several age groups. The 5K Run will begin at8:00 am; the Memory Mile Walk at 8:10 am. Free parking at the PerelmanCenter for Advanced Medicine and post-race refreshments will be provided. 

Proceeds will help further researchby Penn’s Institute on Agingfor the treatment and care of patients with Alzheimer’s, neurodegenerative andother age-related diseases. Last year’s race proceeds supported two pilotprojects for young investigators “in novel areas which might not otherwise befunded, to potentially identify new opportunities for understanding thediseases and identifying new therapies,” said PJ Brennan, MD, senior VPand chief medical officer of UPHS.

Last year’s race raised $40,000;this year’s goal is $50,000.  Ask your friends and family to support yourrun! To register, click here and select "Online Registration."

2013 Pennsylvania Hospital Auxiliary GolfTournament
Monday,September 23
RadnorValley Country Club
Onehundred percent of of net proceeds go to support Patient Care Programs atPennsylvania Hospital
Formore information contact Gretchen Murphy at 215.746.2163 or via email at


UPHS/Penn 2013 MS City to Shore Ride

2013 MSCity to Shore Cycling on September 28 and 29

This year marks the33rd anniversary of the Bike MS City to Shore Ride, in which Team UPHS/Penn,will, with your help, again be the largest team! We’re counting on new andveteran cyclists to keep the momentum going strong and join the team thisSeptember 28 – 29, for an even more successful year.  The Team is working with Gary Scheib, UPHSchief operating officer, HUP executive director and the team founder, to set asystem-wide goal again of recruiting 300 team members and raising $150,000 thisyear.

As always, there istruly an option for everyone:  you canchoose to participate as a cyclist, a virtual cyclist (if you can’t ride, butwant to fundraise), or a volunteer at the team’s Finish Line tent. Register byJuly 26, and receive a free Team UPHS/Penn jersey.

Thanks to you, the2012 team of 318 members raised an amazing $158,385 and qualified for thehighly-coveted finish line tent and won five awards: Largest Overall Team,Largest Corporate Team, Top Fund Raising Team, $100,000 Club, and MillenniumCircle Team.

Garry Scheib andmore than 13,000 local people living with MS are again counting on you forwhat’s sure to be another outstanding year for the Team UPHS/Penn. Don’t missyour opportunity to be a part of the movement to Create a World Free ofMS™.  We can’t do it without you!

For more information contact Team Captain, Dan Wilson, MBA, BSN, RN, FABC, vice president,Allied Health and Ambulatory Service at or Suzanne Brown, MS, RPh, director,Pharmacy, at  


The Parkinson Council’s 12th Annual STAMP OUT Parkinson’s Walk

On October 12, join the STAMP OUTParkinson's! walk to make a difference in the lives of people living with Parkinson's disease. Walk to show that you care and that you believe one day, we will all live in a world without Parkinson's disease. Register to walk with “TEAM PENN” today.  Formore information contact Candace Syresat 215.829.7651 or click here.


2013 Cultural Diversity Conference
Friday, October 18
Philadelphia HeartInstitute
Room 106
Penn Presbyterian’s Cultural Diversity Committee invites you to attend thefourth annual Cultural Diversity Conference. This year’s event will focus ontopics related to health literacy. The morning session will feature a keynoteaddress by Victoria Rich, PhD, RN, FAAN, chief nurse executive, andrecipient of the American Organization of Nurse Executives’ 2013 PrismDiversity Award. The afternoon session will include a two-hour hands-onworkshop on improving communication between healthcare providers and patientswith low health literacy, led by Aracely Rosales, chief content expert andmultilingual director at Health Literacy Innovations. Save the date and staytuned for more information on the conference program and registrationinformation. 


Leukemia& Lymphoma Society Annual “Light the Night” Walk
Saturday, October 26
4:30 pm start
Eakins Oval, Philadelphia
For more information and to registerplease contact PAH team captain Patricia Grande,Micro Lab, at 215.829.3555, or visit the Light the Night Walkwebsite.


November 2
"Periop Jam 2013" – 4thAnnual PPMC Nursing Perioperative Conference
/Free ContinentalBreakfast at 7:30 am.
Penn Presbyterian Medical Center
Scheie Eye Institute
Kozart Auditorium(Basement Levell)
Presentations: 8:00 amto 12:45 pm
4 CE pending approval.
Free to UPHS employees; Free parking also available.
Registration required ata later date.

NationalBrain Tumor Society Race for Hope 5K Walk/Run
Sunday, November 3
Steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art
2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Jointeam Penn Pioneers as a walker, runner or volunteer for this family-friendlyrace benefiting the National Brain Tumor Society. Penn is a flagship sponsor ofthis very worthy event. There is no registration fee for walkers and teamt-shirts will be available the day of the race for a donation. Volunteers get at-shirt for free for their dedication and time!
Toregister or donate to a specific participant click here: 

2013 Penn Medicine Heart Walk
November 9, 2013

AHA-logoWalkalongside the Penn Medicine community, American Heart Association (AHA)and people of all ages from the Philadelphia area at the 2013 PhiladelphiaHeart Walk and support the fight against heart disease and stroke!

PennMedicine will once again support the American Heart Association’s PhiladelphiaHeart Walk, held on Saturday, November 9, 2013, at Citizens Bank Park. Thisyear, for the 15th Annual Heart Walk, the Penn Medicinechallenge is to raise $135,000 and recruit more employees, patients, friendsand families to walk with us than ever before.

Byparticipating in the Heart Walk, you will help fund groundbreaking research todevelop new therapies and better treatment options for cardiovascular diseaseand stroke

Tobecome a team captain, register as a walker or make a donation, please click here, or contact KateBalog, Business Development Director for the American Heart Association, at215.575.5241 or If you are alreadyregistered, you are encouraged to view the Heart WalkParticipant Tool Kitfor fundraising ideas and resources.

PAHPenn Medicine Heart Walk team leaders are Danielle Heffner and JoanneRuggiero.

Employeeswho sign up are also eligible for the 2013 incentives.  Learn more aboutthe Heart Walk IncentiveProgramtoday!