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Community Outreach

Join us for the 2016 Philadelphia Heart Walk!

HeartwalkAccording to the American Heart Association, heart disease strikes someone in the United States about once every 42 seconds.

Save-the-Date! The American Heart Association’s Philadelphia Heart Walk will be held on Saturday, November 5 at Citizens Bank Park. The 2016 Penn Medicine challenge is to raise $250,000 and recruit more employees, patients, friends and families to walk with us than ever before.

To become a team captain or register as a walker, visit Penn’s Heart Walk Team Page, or contact Cara Feldman, Business Development Director for the American Heart Association, at 215.575.5241 or

Giving Back At All Ages

Thanks to a back-to-school drive held by HUP’s Nursing Network Center, children at the Lutheran Settlement House in West Philadelphia started the school year off with brand new backpacks and school supplies. “We collected over 50 book bags ...Full story

School Supply Drive Success!

A big thank you to everyone at PAH who made the Women’s Health Outreach Initiative’s 2016 school supply drive a huge success! This year, Stanton Elementary School received a bounty of much-needed school supplies, including: 171 glue stic...Full story

Penn Medicine’s Fifth Annual 5K for the IOA and Memory Mile Walk

There is still time to sign-up forPenn Medicine’s Fifth Annual 5K for the IOA and Memory Mile Walk on Sunday, September 25, 2016.The 5K Run will begin at 8 a.m. and the Memory Mile Walk/dog walk will begin at 8:15 a.m. Day-of registrations ...Full story

Home Cook Heroes

Neuro ICU staff members participated in the Gift of Life Home Cook Heroes program on August 10, when they got together to provide and serve dinner to transplant patients and their families at the Gift of Life Family House. Helping out as H...Full story

A “Mountain of Donations” for Penn Transplant House

Earlier this summer, the Clyde F. Barker Penn Transplant House received thousands of non-perishable food items and toiletries, thanks to HUP’s Support Services. “It was a mountain of donations! Our pantries were nearly bare and now they’re ...Full story

Nursing Outreach Promotes Breastfeeding

HUP was one of several organizations that took part in last month’s Latch On event held at Franklin Square Park to promote breastfeeding. Maria DiSciullo, BSN, RN, IBCLC, certified lactation consultant, Makady Rinn, RN, of Silverstein 8, an...Full story

Thank You, PPMC Community Volunteers

Joining other community groups, in July, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center hosted a community health fair at Saunders Park. The event for kids, adults and seniors offered free health education and services including screenings, CPR and first...Full story

Promoting Healthy Behaviors and Self-Empowerment

A new initiative created by students from the Perelman School of Medicine will help a local community get better access to health care and develop healthy lifestyle habits. Collaborating with Dance for Health, a community program run by Ter...Full story

Join the 2016 Philadelphia Undy Run Walk

On Saturday, September 10, Penn Medicine will be participating as a team in the 2016 Philadelphia Undy Run/Walk. The Undy Run/Walk is a family-friendly event that was created by theColon Cancer Alliance. It is unique because participants ar...Full story

School Supply Drive July 18-Aug. 26

The first day of school is just around the corner and Women’s Health Outreach at PAH needs your help to meet the needs of many children in our community whose families can’t afford to purchase school supplies. Donations will be accepted now...Full story

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