Pittsburgh Mercy Health System
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Irises for Hope® to benefit vital Pittsburgh Mercy Health System programs and services
March through April 2014
Winter got you down? Could you use a touch of spring? Brighten your day – or someone else’s – by participating in Irises for Hope®, a Pittsburgh Mercy Health System (PMHS) fundraising event to benefit vital services and programs that we provide to the community.
Irises for Hope® raises awareness of mental illness by using the irises depicted in Vincent Van Gogh’s masterpiece Irises which he painted while institutionalized as a result of mental illness. By using the beauty of this flower to represent mental illness awareness, we hope to reduce the stigma that is so often associated with this treatable health condition by providing information and education.
Irises will be sold in bunches of 10 for $15 each.
The sale of the irises will begin in March, with delivery scheduled to participating businesses, groups, and organizations in early April.
If your company or organization misses participating in Daffodil Days, you won’t want to miss Irises for Hope®.
Join Pittsburgh Mercy Health System's Team for the Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community
Saturday, May 17, 2014
Registration: 7:45 a.m.; 5K Walk: 9 a.m.; One-Mile Fun Walk: 9:15 a.m.
Stage AE on Pittsburgh’s North Shore (between PNC Park and Heinz Field)
To register for Pittsburgh Mercy’s team, click here.
Help make a difference in the health of our community, one step at a time. Put on your walking shoes and join your friends at Pittsburgh Mercy Health System (PMHS) for the Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community, a 5K (3.1 mile) and one-mile fun walk presented by Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield. The walk benefits 69 local nonprofit organizations that deliver vital health and human service programs right here in our community, including PMHS.
The family-friendly walk takes place, rain or shine, on Saturday, May 17, 2014 at Stage AE on Pittsburgh’s North Shore. While there is no registration fee to participate, all walkers are encouraged to raise funds for their organization of choice. Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield underwrites the cost of the walk. Therefore, 100 percent of the money raised by walkers and supporters who register for PMHS’ team directly benefits our mission as a compassionate and transforming, healing presence within our community.
Walkers who donate or raise $25 or more for PMHS will receive a Walk for a Healthy Community T-shirt (while supplies last). For every $50 that you donate or raise for PMHS, Highmark will give you one chance for raffle prizes valued at more than $1,000.
Stay after the walk for food, entertainment, activities for the whole family, free health screenings, valuable health information, and prize drawings.
The walk is accessible to strollers and wheelchairs. Convenient parking will be available on the North Shore.
To register for Pittsburgh Mercy’s team, click here
If you’re unable to participate in the walk, but would still like to support Pittsburgh Mercy’s team, you can make an online donation to PMHS or send a check payable to Pittsburgh Mercy Health System to Pittsburgh Mercy Health System Development, 101 Bradford Road, Suite 320, Wexford, PA 15090. Learn more about ways you can support our mission.
Save the Date: 22nd Annual Mercy Parish Nurse and Health Ministry Symposium
Saturday, October 25, 2014, from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Sister M. Ferdinand Clark Auditorium, Level 2, UPMC Mercy, 1400 Locust Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219 (Uptown)
Join your friends at the Mercy Parish Nurse and Health Ministry Program for the 22nd Annual Mercy Parish Nurse and Health Ministry Symposium. For additional details, check back soon, or contact us at ParishNurse@mercy.pmhs.org or 412.232.7151.
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