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Community Outreach

Raising Health Care Awareness for the Oromos

Mikito-tolassa-bigThree years after Mitiku Tolassa of Clinical Engineering came to this country from Ethiopia in 1997, he moved to Philadelphia and discovered the Oromo Community Organization of Pennsylvania. Tolassa not only stayed a member of the group, but become its executive chair in 2014.

Oromo PA helps establish stable communities in the area and the Oromo community in general by helping Oromo immigrants – most of whom come from Ethiopia – acclimate to their new environment. “We make sure they have a place to stay, guide them in education, help kids with their homework,” he said. They also teach the Oromo language, one of the most spoken Cushitic languages in East Africa, and culture to second generation offspring.

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A New Fundraising Record for CF

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Staff, providers and friends of Silverstein 11 who participated in the Narberth Cystic Fibrosis Run/ Walk and volunteered at the event were able to raise over $1,100! This year we had more participants and volunteers and raised the most mon...Full story

Congratulations PAH CAREs Grant Recipients!

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CAREs Grant Penn Medicine faculty, staff, and students throughout the organization donate their time and expertise to provide countless hours of work to improve the health and wellbeing of the communitieswe serve. To help with these efforts...Full story

Join Team Penn for the MS City to Shore Bike Tour

Our 2016 MS City to Shore Bike Tour Registration Drive is kicking off and 233 of your peers have already registered! For 8 years running, UPHS/PENN has taken home the Largest Corporate Team award, and for the past 6 years has won the Top F...Full story

Community Baby Shower A Success!

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Over700 expectant women and moms of young children attended last month’s 2016 Greater Philadelphia Community Baby Shower. Pam Mack-Brooks, professional development specialist, worked with national vendors, local social services and health a...Full story

Penn Medicine at the 14th Annual Gary Papa Run

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This Father’s Day, June 19, join the Penn Urology and Penn Radiation Oncology Team at the 14th Annual Gary Papa Run at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. The Foundation for Breast and Prostate Health (FBPH) is a Philadelphia-based, world-reno...Full story

HAP Campaign Kicks off at PAH, UPHS

Every day new people are added to the national organ transplant waiting list that now exceeds 123,000 people whose lives depend on a life-saving organ transplant. In our local region, over5,700 men women and children anxiously await a trans...Full story

Susan G. Komen Philadelphia Race for the Cure on Mother’s Day, May 8

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Join us as part of the Penn Abramson Cancer Center Team at the 26th annual Komen Philadelphia Mother’s Day 5K walk, 5K run and 1-mile walk in the fight against breast cancer. As a race participant, you’re helping assure the amazing work of ...Full story

 A Sweet Outreach Helps Those in Need  

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Arlene Brackett, a financial service representative in OB/GYN, found her way to MANNA in a rather circuitous manner. While a student at St. Joseph’s University, she reached out to Heidi Lewis, a Quality and Patient Safety project manager, ...Full story

Penn Medicine at the 2016 Philadelphia Science Festival

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Penn Medicine will again play a leading role in thesixth annualPhiladelphia Science Festival, a citywide collaboration showcasing science and technology every spring. The Festival packs more than 100 events into nine days at locations acros...Full story

This Weekend – The Donor DASH for Organ and Tissue Donation

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Did you know that there are approximately 5,800 people in the greater Philadelphia region are on the national transplant waiting list? Here at Penn, there are 1,301 people awaiting a life-saving transplant. If transplant or organ donation ...Full story

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