July 20
7th Annual Lancaster Avenue Jazz& Arts Festival

July-August 2013
Penn Program for Mindfulness Summer 2013 CourseOfferings

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

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

October 18
PPMC’s 2013 Cultural Diversity Conference

November 9, 2013
2013 Penn Medicine Heart Walk

July 20
7th Annual Lancaster Avenue Jazz& Arts Festival
12 – 7 pm
Saunders Park (39th and Powelton)
Join Penn Medicine faculty and staff along with West Philadelphia residents atthe 7th annual Lancaster Ave Jazz Fest! Come early for the uGO Fitness Challenge, starting at 10am. For more information,please visit the Lancaster Ave Facebook page.



Penn Program for Mindfulness Summer 2013 Course Offerings
The Penn Program forMindfulnessis a Mindfulness-Based Stress Management program that teaches individuals howto use meditation as the primary tool for long-term stress management. Mindfulness meditation is taught in a completely practical way as a powerfultool to manage the physical, psychological, and behavioral symptoms of stress. 

Mindfulness inEducation
Mindfulness in Education: an Introductory Workshopfor K-12 Teachers, Counselors and School Personnel. August 21, UniversityCity
MindfulnessPractice Support (For experienced and practicing meditators)
July through August- twicemonthly, 2-hour practice and discussion sessions

Advanced One-DayRetreats  (Pre-requisites apply, registration subject toapproval)
July 28, 2013 - Developing Genuine Self-Compassion

Formore information orto register, go to www.pennmedicine.org/mindfulness. Click here to join our mailing list andreceive announcements of upcoming events.)


September 22
Penn’s Second Annual 5K for theIOA and Memory Mile

Mark 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."



September 28-29
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 by July26, 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 dan.wilson@uphs.upenn.edu or Suzanne Brown, MS, RPh, director,Pharmacy, at suzanne.brown@uphs.upenn.edu.  



Friday, October 18, 2013
2013 Cultural Diversity Conference
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 Prism DiversityAward. The afternoon session will include a two-hour hands-on workshop onimproving communication between healthcare providers and patients with lowhealth literacy, led by Aracely Rosales, chief content expert and multilingualdirector at Health Literacy Innovations. Save the date and stay tuned for moreinformation on the conference program and registration information. 



November 9, 2013
2013 Penn Medicine Heart Walk
Walkalongside 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 kate.balog@heart.org. 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 Joanne Ruggiero.

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

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