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

RunnerMark your calendars for Penn Medicine’s Fifth Annual 5K for the IOA and Memory Mile Walk (Dogs are welcome to join us for the walk) on Sunday, September 25, 2016. The event will be held on Penn’s campus, starting at Shoemaker Green between the Palestra and Franklin Field, and running through Penn Park, with its skyline views of Center City Philadelphia.

The 5K Run will begin on September 25 at 8 a.m. and the Memory Mile Walk/dog walk will begin at 8:15 a.m.

Proceeds will help further innovative research by Penn’s Institute on Aging through the Pilot Grant Program, to fill funding gaps and foster exploration of new directions in research for Alzheimer’s disease and other neurodegenerative diseases.

Please visit www.pennmedicine.org/5kioa to sign up for run or walk, to volunteer or donate today!

For information, contact: Elizabeth H. Yannes (215-573-4961 or elyannes@upenn.edu)

Home Cook Heroes

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PPMC thanks all those who have recently volunteered to be Home Cook Heroes at the Gift of Life Family House. Home Cook Heroes is a community-focused program that provides a much needed service to families who often don’t have the time, reso...Full story

Bake Sale Raises More Than $1,800 for Brain Tumor Awareness Month

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To commemorate Brain Tumor Awareness Month, Ashley Stankiewicz of 5 Cathcart organized a hospital-wide bake sale competition to raise awareness about brain tumors and support a nursing colleague in need. With assistance from nurses Barbara ...Full story

Congrats to Our Latest CAREs Grant Winners!

Since its inception in 2012, the Penn Medicine CAREs program has awarded nearly $250,000 in grants to support the volunteer efforts of UPHS faculty, staff and students from the Perelman School of Medicine. Below are the most recent winners ...Full story

Med Students Help Teens Transition into Adulthood

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Transitioning from adolescence into adulthood is not always easy, but it can be especially hard for those raised in foster homes. The Achieving Independence Center (AIC) helps these teens become self-sufficient through an after-school suppo...Full story

Raising Health Care Awareness for the Oromos

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Three 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, bu...Full story

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

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