Team UPHS/PENN had another exciting and successful ride this year at the MS Society’s City to Shore Bike Tour. “We had perfect weather conditions and a massive turnout as our team recruited 318 riders and continues to be the largest team on the tour,” reported Dan Wilson, MBA, BSN, RN, FABC, vice president, Allied Health and Ambulatory Services. “Our team membership grew by 12 percent and raised $156,460, which is an amazing 27.5 percent increase over 2011.”
This annual event is a fun and prime example of how Penn Medicine and the University of Pennsylvania give back to the community. The funding is extremely important as it provides direct care support for multiple sclerosis patients living in the Delaware Valley. The Tour also raises research dollars toward developing 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. “I want to especially thank the following folks who supported and assisted our team in 2012: Garry Scheib, UPHS chief operation officer; Katherine Lowe, director, Professional Development and Recruitment, Development and Alumni Relations, UPenn; Bob Russell, MS, FACHE, NHA, associate executive director, Operations, PPMC; Rick Bryson, RPh, director, Ancillary Clinical Applications, UPHS; Suzanne Brown, MS, RPh, director, Pharmacy, PAH; Kert Emperado, RN, BSN, ONC; Med/Surg Perioperative Nursing, PPMC; Regina Shockley, Ambulatory Care Administration, 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; and Steven Blowney.”