DATE: August 20, 2018
FOR RELEASE: Immediately
CONTACT: Sherri Stayer, Executive Director
2018 Beacon of Light on Lung Cancer Benefit Walk Successful!
The seventh annual Beacon of Light on Lung Cancer Benefit Walk, held on Friday, August 17, 2018 inside the Logan Valley Mall as part of Health-O-Rama, raised $740 with additional donations still being received on the Lung Disease Foundation of Central PA’s website.. Walkers from across the Central Pennsylvania region joined the physicians, staff, and volunteers of the Lung Disease Foundation of Central Pennsylvania to raise money to help local Lung Cancer patients with their medical expenses.
Barbara Gerrity raised $440 making her the walker who raised the most donations for the third consecutive year. Olivia Balderas, Montanna Pigza and Megan Carvaugh tied as the winners of the most laps walked. The winners received gift baskets from Select Specialty Hospitals valued at over $100 each.
Dr. George M. Zlupko, Chairman of the Lung Disease Foundation of Central Pennsylvania shared
“We are thankful and impressed with the folks who come out for the Walk and Health-O-Rama. We want to thank everyone for the support and interest. We hope to continue to provide services for Blair County and Central Pennsylvania for many year to come.”
Connie P. Miller, of Select Specialty Hospital of Johnstown, who sponsored the walk, commented this was their sixth year to sponsor the Walk. “We’re here to support the community for this great cause to raise awareness and fight lung cancer while supporting those in need.”
The Lung Disease Foundation of Central PA, a 501(c) (3) nonprofit foundation founded by Dr. George M. Zlupko, is located at the Lung Disease Center of Central PA, 800 Chestnut Avenue, Altoona, PA along with the Altoona Lung Specialists and the Sleep Disorder Network. For more information on the walk and the Foundation, please contact Sherri Stayer, Executive Director, at 814-946-2845, ext. 200 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.