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Community Outreach

It’s Not Too Late! Register Today for the Bike MS: City to Shore Ride

Bike-MSDon’t forget to register for the Bike MS City to Shore Ride, in which Team UPHS/PENN, will with your help, be the largest team! We’re counting on new and veteran cyclists to keep the momentum going strong and join the team this September 27 & 28 for an even more successful 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.  Thanks to you, the 2013 team of 288 riders raised an amazing $174,740.

The team has set an impressive fundraising goal of $150,000.  With so much important work and research taking place at UPHS, the team’s fundraising has more significance than ever.

For more information about the ride or to register today, please click here.

Outreach Educates and Brings HIV Awareness

Philadelphia has five times the national average of HIV and AIDs cases. The city’s African-American population represents 69 percent of new infections. With those statistics in mind, the community outreach efforts of Kevin Sims, guest coord...Full story

Help Create a World Free of MS

Sign up today to join UPHS employees, friends and families as part of the UPHS/Penn team for the MS City to Shore Ride onSeptember 27 and 28. The team is hoping to recruit 300 members and raise $150,000. Over its 17 years, Team UPHS/PENN ha...Full story

Encouraging Healthy Relationships Between Kids and Grandparents

Eileen Addis, MSS, LSW, of Clinical Resource Management and Social Work, sees her work at HUP as part of her connection to the neighborhoods the hospital serves. She has extended this commitment as a six-year board member of Supportive Old...Full story

Penn Medicine CAREs Grant Winners

Raymond Rodriquez, MD, FACC, FACP, clinical assistant professor of Medicine in the division of Cardiovascular Medicine, has received funding that will go toward testing supplies to use at the 2nd Enon Tabernacle Men’s Health Fair taking pl...Full story

Free Screenings Help Prevent Disease

La Communidad Hispana in Kennett Square (southern Chester County) provides health care, social and adult educational services to its Latino community. “La Communidad Hispana is a great asset for the community,” said Paul Huberty, SVP of Str...Full story

Seeing Clearly Now

If a child has trouble seeing, his or her world shrinks considerably. Indeed, nearly 80% of what a child learns is obtained visually. Reading -- and learning -- become a struggle and the child falls farther and farther behind. Now, thanks ...Full story

National Veterans Wheelchair Games

The National Veterans Wheelchair Games (NVWG) is a sports and rehabilitation program for military service veterans who use wheelchairs for sports competition due to spinal cord injuries, amputations or certain neurological problems. Attrac...Full story

Trauma Celebrates Continued Excellence

HUP’s annual recognition of Trauma Awareness Month is a chance for members of Traumatology, Surgical Critical Care, and Emergency Surgery to “celebrate positive reminders, recognize excellence, and see continued healing of patients and fami...Full story

A Gift of Life Recognition

For many of Penn’s transplant patients, the joy of receiving a compatible organ is mitigated by the reality of extended hospital visits for the patient and travel expenses for the family. Since 2011, however, two sources of lodging have mad...Full story

Fundraising for Cystic Fibrosis

Once again, the “Expectorants” – members of Founders 14 and friends – teamed up to raise money for cystic fibrosis at the Narberth CF 5 Mile Run. Participating were (l. to r.) Marisa Santangelo, Diana Santangelo, Timothy Rowan, Rachel Semig...Full story

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