“Tour de Elm Garden”Rolls Through PAH on June 11

MS-2012-raffle-bike-raceThe2013 MS City to Shore Team UPHS/Penn recruitment fundraiser will kick off thismonth at PAH with the third annual “Tourde Elm Garden” to highlight upcoming events. Two-time champ, Laboratory’sown Bill Hunt, will attempt to achieve an unprecedented trifecta victoryagainst Rehabilitation Services’ ArleyJohnson and sophomore Tour de Elm Garden rider Ben Palubinsky of The Pavilion. Look for a potential fourth mysteryrider who may surprise the bunch with some mad riding skills!

Registrants and supporters alike are invitedto come and cheer on their favorite “Café rider” and take their shot atguessing which rider will come in first while supporting Team UPHS/Penn. Thefirst, second, and third place winners will receive fabulous raffle prizes. Onehundred percent of the proceeds will go to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Be sure to stopby.  Winners will be drawn Thursday, June 27.

TeamUPHS/Penn Recruitment Event Calendar:

Night Owl Recruitment Kick-off  - Thursday, May 30, 7-10:30 pm –  Coffee Cart Lobby

Stopby the Coffee Cart for some complimentary cookies. Register for the ride and/ortake your chance at entering your pick for the Tour de Elm Garden winner forsome fabulous prizes.

“Tour de Elm Garden” – Tuesday, June 11, 11:30 am - 1:30pm – Elm Garden Cafeteria

Registerfor Team UPHS/Penn at the discounted rate or just come and support your Team byentering your pick as our riders take off.

“Tour de Elm Garden” Finals – Thursday, June 27, 11:30am - 1:30 pm – Elm Garden Cafeteria

Lastchance to register for Team UPHS/Penn at the discounted rate or just come andsupport your Team by entering your Tour de Elm Garden pick. Raffle prizewinners will be announced at 1:30 p.m.  

This year marks the 33rd anniversary of theBike MS City to Shore Ride, in which Team UPHS/Penn, will, with yourhelp, again be the largest team! We’re counting on new and veteran cyclists to keep the momentum goingstrong and join the team this September 28 – 29, for an even more successfulyear.  The Team is working with GaryScheib, UPHS chief operating officer, HUP executive director and the teamfounder, to set a system-wide goal again of recruiting 300 team members andraising $150,000 this year.

As always, there is truly an option foreveryone:  you can choose to participateas a cyclist, a virtual cyclist (if you can’t ride, but want to fundraise), ora volunteer at the team’s Finish Line tent. Register by July 26, andreceive a free Team UPHS/Penn jersey.

Thanks to you, the 2012 team of 318 membersraised an amazing $158,385 and qualified for the highly-coveted finish linetent and won five awards: Largest Overall Team, Largest Corporate Team, TopFund Raising Team, $100,000 Club, and Millennium Circle Team.

Garry Scheib and more than 13,000 localpeople living with MS are again counting on you for what’s sure to be anotheroutstanding year for the Team UPHS/Penn. Don’t miss your opportunity to bea part of the movement to Create a WorldFree of MS™.  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.  

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