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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

August 30
PAH American Red Cross Blood Drive
Donate Blood. Please!
Friday, August 30
7:00am – 5:00 pm 
2nd Floor McClelland Conference Room
Click Here to Schedule 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 2013 Philadelphia Undy 5000! Sponsored by the Colon Cancer Alliance, some of the proceeds of the run will go to the University of Pennsylvania Health System's Colon Cancer Screening Navigation Program, which helps West Philadelphia patients complete colon cancer screening, one of the most powerful ways to prevent colon cancer. Please support Penn Medicine's involvement in the Undy 5000 with a tax-deductible donation or joining the team. Your support will help end colorectal cancer and save lives. To donate or register to run, please visit: here


Penn’s Second Annual 5K for the IOA and Memory Mile

September 22

Penn's-5K-for-The-IOAMark your calendars for Penn’s Second Annual 5K for the IOA and Memory Mile Walk on Sunday, September 22. This year, the event will start at Shoemaker Green, between the Palestra and Franklin Field, and run through Penn Park. Medals will be awarded to the top male and female runners in several age groups. The 5K Run will begin at 8:00 am; the Memory Mile Walk at 8:10 am. Free parking at the Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine and post-race refreshments will be provided. 

Proceeds will help further research by Penn’s Institute on Aging for the treatment and care of patients with Alzheimer’s, neurodegenerative and other age-related diseases. Last year’s race proceeds supported two pilot projects for young investigators “in novel areas which might not otherwise be funded, to potentially identify new opportunities for understanding the diseases and identifying new therapies,” said PJ Brennan, MD, senior VP and 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 your run! To register, click here and select "Online Registration."

2013 Pennsylvania Hospital Auxiliary Golf Tournament
Monday, September 23
Radnor Valley Country Club
Villanova, PA
One hundred percent of of net proceeds go to support Patient Care Programs at Pennsylvania Hospital
For more information contact Gretchen Murphy at 215.746.2163 or via email at


UPHS/Penn 2013 MS City to Shore Ride

2013 MS City to Shore Cycling on September 28 and 29

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 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 OUT Parkinson'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.  For more information contact Candace Syres at 215.829.7651 or click here.


2013 Cultural Diversity Conference
Friday, October 18
Philadelphia Heart Institute
Room 106
Penn Presbyterian’s Cultural Diversity Committee invites you to attend the fourth annual Cultural Diversity Conference. This year’s event will focus on topics related to health literacy. The morning session will feature a keynote address by Victoria Rich, PhD, RN, FAAN, chief nurse executive, and recipient of the American Organization of Nurse Executives’ 2013 Prism Diversity Award. The afternoon session will include a two-hour hands-on workshop on improving communication between healthcare providers and patients with low health literacy, led by Aracely Rosales, chief content expert and multilingual director at Health Literacy Innovations. Save the date and stay tuned for more information on the conference program and registration information. 


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


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

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

2013 Penn Medicine Heart Walk
November 9, 2013

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

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

By participating in the Heart Walk, you will help fund groundbreaking research to develop new therapies and better treatment options for cardiovascular disease and stroke

To become a team captain, register as a walker or make a donation, please click here, or contact Kate Balog, Business Development Director for the American Heart Association, at 215.575.5241 or If you are already registered, you are encouraged to view the Heart Walk Participant Tool Kit for fundraising ideas and resources.

PAH Penn Medicine Heart Walk team leaders are Danielle Heffner and Joanne Ruggiero.

Employees who sign up are also eligible for the 2013 incentives.  Learn more about the Heart Walk Incentive Program today!

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