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Third Annual Team UPHS/Penn 2013 MS City to Shore Ride

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

MS-2012-raffle-bike-raceThe 2013 MS City to Shore Team UPHS/Penn recruitment fundraiser will kick off this month at PAH with the third annual “Tour de Elm Garden” to highlight upcoming events. Two-time champ, Laboratory’s own Bill Hunt, will attempt to achieve an unprecedented trifecta victory against Rehabilitation Services’ Arley Johnson and sophomore Tour de Elm Garden rider Ben Palubinsky of The Pavilion. Look for a potential fourth mystery rider who may surprise the bunch with some mad riding skills!

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

Team UPHS/Penn Recruitment Event Calendar:

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

Stop by the Coffee Cart for some complimentary cookies. Register for the ride and/or take your chance at entering your pick for the Tour de Elm Garden winner for some fabulous prizes.

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

Register for Team UPHS/Penn at the discounted rate or just come and support your Team by entering your pick as our riders take off.

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

Last chance to register for Team UPHS/Penn at the discounted rate or just come and support your Team by entering your Tour de Elm Garden pick. Raffle prize winners will be announced at 1:30 p.m.  

This year marks the 33rd 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 and veteran cyclists to keep the momentum going strong and join the team this September 28 – 29, for an even more successful year.  The Team is working with Gary Scheib, UPHS chief operating officer, HUP executive director and the team founder, to set a system-wide goal again of recruiting 300 team members and raising $150,000 this year.

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

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

Garry Scheib and more than 13,000 local people living with MS are again counting on you for what’s sure to be another outstanding year for the Team UPHS/Penn. Don’t miss your opportunity to be a part of the movement to Create a World Free 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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