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Approx. 1,400 People Expected at UPMC Altoona’s Cancer Survivors Appreciation Picnic at DelGrosso Park


WHAT: - UPMC Altoona Foundation and UPMC CancerCenter and UPMC Division of Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery are hosting the second annual free Cancer Survivors Appreciation Picnic. In addition to the amusement rides, the festivities will include face painting and bingo. Through a generous donation from the UPMC Altoona Foundation, lunch will be provided for attendees.

WHO:
  • Approximately 1,400 cancer survivors, caregivers, families and friends
  • Jerry Murray, president, UPMC Altoona
  • Jack Schocker, M.D., medical director, UPMC CancerCenter at UPMC Altoona
WHEN: Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016

Media availability/photo opportunity will be 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. at Pavilion 2.


WHERE: DelGrosso's Amusement Park, Pavilion 2, 4352 E. Pleasant Valley Blvd., Tipton, Pa., 16684

WHY: The event will provide an important opportunity for cancer survivors, caregivers, families and friends affected by cancer to enjoy a day at the park with each other’s support and comradery.


About UPMC

A world-renowned health care provider and insurer, Pittsburgh-based UPMC is inventing new models of patient-centered, cost-effective, accountable care. It provides nearly $900 million a year in benefits to its communities, including more care to the region’s most vulnerable citizens than any other health care institution. The largest nongovernmental employer in Pennsylvania, UPMC integrates 60,000 employees, more than 20 hospitals, more than 500 doctors’ offices and outpatient sites, and a 3 million-member Insurance Services Division, the largest medical and behavioral health services insurer in western Pennsylvania. Affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences, UPMC ranks No. 12 on the prestigious U.S. News & World Report annual Honor Roll of America’s Best Hospitals. UPMC Enterprises functions as the innovation and commercialization arm of UPMC while UPMC International provides hands-on health care and management services with partners in 12 countries on four continents. For more information, go to UPMC.com







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