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It’s that time of year again!  Time for the Cackles, Clutches and Cocktails purse raffle!  This year, the event will be held at The Avalon at Buhl Country Club on Thursday, November 30 from 6:00pm – 9:00pm. 

Tickets are only $40 each and includes admission, appetizers and four chances to win one of 15 brand new signature purses!

The evening’s events also include the famous 50+ Purse Raffle, where for just $20, you get 26 tickets for chances to win one of over 50 brand new designer purses!  Over $25,000 in brand new, name brand purses will be raffled off throughout the evening with one signature purse winner announced every 15 minutes!

All proceeds benefit the UPMC Horizon Community Health Foundation.

Purchase your tickets at EVENTBRIGHT.COM or call 724-983-7159.

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The UPMC Horizon Community Health Foundation partnered with Buhl Park for an explosive Halloween Bash at Tiffany’s Banquet Center with Menagerie!

Proceeds from the event benefited the Medical Equipment Recycling Program and Buhl Park.  Watch for this great event next Halloween!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thank you to all our sponsors, golfers and volunteers who helped the UPMC Horizon Community Health Foundation hold one of its most successful golf outings yet!  The sky was threatening at times, but it didn’t stop over 100 golfers from taking to the course and having a great time while supporting a great cause!

We are excited to announce the Farrell MERP is moving to a new location.  In July, the MERP behind UPMC Horizon’s Farrell Campus will be moving to its new location on the corner of Sharon-New Castle Road in Farrell.  If you have visited the Farrell MERP within the last few years, you noticed how crammed it was!  “We simply outgrew the facility we were in about two years ago and had to start renting storage containers and storing equipment outside,” explains Kateri Linn, the MERP Coordinator.

The new building at 707 Sharon-New Castle Road in Farrell, PA, offers over 7,000 square feet of space, plenty of room for an appropriate cleaning area, workshop and intake area.  Kateri explained, ‘The walls are finally going up and we can visualize how much space we are going to have for equipment repairs, cleaning and storage and it is exciting!  We can’t wait to get moved in and start operating out of our new space!”  Now, more than ever, we need the financial support of our community.  Please consider a donation today!

It’s that time of the year again – the UPMC WomanCare Center and the Farrell and Greenville Hospital lobbies are overtaken by hundreds of beautiful hanging baskets!  For just $20, you can take home a beautiful, full hanging basket.  Whether it’s for YOU, or a gift for MOM, these baskets are sure to please with their vibrant colors and healthy flowers.  On Tuesday, May 9th we will be set up at the WomanCare Center – 875 North Hermitage Road, Hermitage, PA 16148 from 9am – 4pm.  On Wednesday & Thursday, you will find us at the UPMC Horizon Hospital, Farrell Campus lobby from 9am – 4pm.  On Thursday & Friday you will find us at the UPMC Horizon Hospital, Greenville Campus lobby from 9am – 4pm.

Join us at one of the locations noted above to purchase your hanging baskets!  The proceeds from this sale help us to continue helping people who need us in our community!

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Thank you to all the UPMC Horizon Farrell Hospital employees who joined us at our “block party” on
Friday, March 24.  Aside from the delicious cookies and pizza bites, there were great giveaways and a contest!

Employees could try to guess how many pieces of equipment were loaned through our MERP in fiscal year 2016.  Guesses ranged from 89 – 15,000!  MERP loaned 3,720 pieces of equipment, so the lucky winner, who guessed 4,000 got to choose either a jumbo UPMC chocolate bar, a camp chair or a jacket.

The great thing about the block party was that we were able to talk about the great things our foundation is doing to over 100 UPMC employees.  We hope to participate in the UPMC Horizon Greenville block party within the next few months, so look for us there!

Our Healthy Habits program was in full swing this January when about 45 eighth graders enjoyed a field trip to Thyme in Your Kitchen in Sharon, PA to learn how to cook healthy meals at home.  Thyme in Your Kitchen helped to sponsor this program that taught eighth grade students from Farrell Schools some easy meals with readily available ingredients.  Students learned how to create healthy quesadillas, make hand-made egg noodles and chicken noddle soup, and create some desserts that were nutritious.  Each student received an apron and a personal cookbook.  Students loved the class where they learned how to measure ingredients, properly chop vegetables, saute, boil and bake.  “I went home and made quesadillas for my brother and sisters right away.  We had fun making our own creations,” said one student.  Just one week later, three other students had already made quesadillas at home and several had made the egg noodles for their families.  The cooking class was added as a trial this year and the students overwhelmingly agreed that it is a keeper!

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THANK YOU for joining us on Thursday, November 10th, 2016 at the UPMC  Horizon WomanCare Center for our newest fundraiser – Cackles, Clutches & Cocktails!  The event was a huge success thanks to your participation and the support of these, our sponsors.

 

The proceeds from the evening support the UPMC Horizon Community Health Foundation and medical programs in your community.

 

 

 

FullSizeRender (00F)The UPMC Horizon Community Health Foundation’s 22nd Annual Golf Master’s Scramble was held at the Avalon at Buhl on Monday, June 27.  Golfers were greeted by a beautiful blue sky!

The day began with a great breakfast, a putting contest and a basket raffle and after 18 holes of golf, golfers
and guests enjoyed delicious appetizers and a buffet dinner.

The golf outing is our largest fundraiser of the year and proceeds are used to address unmet health and human service needs in our community.  Thank you to everyone who sponsored the event, golfed and to our many volunteers who made the day very special!FullSizeRender (015)image13

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IMG_5349Thank you to our ten 9th graders who served as trainers for the fifth graders at Farrell Schools this past year.

These ninth grade students went above and beyond by being our first students to participate in the Healthy Habits for Life program as fitness trainers.  This year, these ten students taught healthy eating and exercises to their 5th grade peers at Farrell Schools.

UPMC Horizon Wellness Center’s Heather Parks presented each of the ninth grade trainers with a gift card to Dunham’s and a participation certificate.  The program is funded by the UPMC Horizon Community Health Foundation.

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The program, initiated in 2014/2015 school year has been in the development phase.  Now, the program is ready to fully implement for the 2016/2017 school year.

Do you know of of a school that would like to see this program?  Read the Program Information and complete the Application.

 

 

 

 

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