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Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation Supports Fitwits Program

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St. Margaret Foundation was honored to be invited to the Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation today to receive a $4,400 check for the UPMC St. Margaret Family Health Centers' Fitwits - childhood obesity prevention program. Pictured here are Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation President Dave Soltesz, St. Margaret Foundation Board Member Bill Simpson, St. Margaret Foundation President Mary Lee Gannon, St. Margaret Foundation Manager of Development Bridget Wilson and Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation Board Member and Coach Johnston's wife Myrna Johnston.

Fitwits is a design-led creative approach to teaching children and their families about obesity, associated health problems, body mass index (BMI), nutrition, fitness and portion sizes. Intervention groups for this investigative project will be operating at three UPMC St. Margaret Family Health Centers: Bloomfield Garfield FHC, Lawrenceville FHC and New Kensington FHC.

The UPMC St. Margaret Family Health Centers in Lawrenceville, Bloomfield-Garfield and New Kensington are supported by St. Margaret Foundation as roughly 56% of the patients are uninsured or underinsured. The Foundation helps to fund immunization shots, medication, transportation, food vouchers, nutrition education, crutches, thermometers, books for children, Teddy Bear Clinics, eye examinations for patients with diabetes, and other health care services.

 

Run for St. Margaret in the Pittsburgh Marathon

 

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Click Here to visit our the St. Margaret Team Page for the

Pittsburgh Marathon!

 

Help support St. Margaret Foundation in by Running for a Reason at the 2015 DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon! Participate in any of the race events: marathon, half marathon, marathon relay; and/or 5k,* and fundraise for the underserved patients of UPMC St. Margaret!  Fundraise for St. Margaret Foundation and run for FREE!

 

Here's how:

Meet or exceed your fundraising goal and you will receive a reimbursement for your race registration fee and a running shirt:

Individual Goal: $250
Team Goal (up to 5): $1,000

 

 

 

*You can also raise funds as a “Virtual Runner” or make a donation to support one of our other runners. So many ways to be part of the team!We Will Help You Register!

 

1. Go to www.crowdrise.com/2015SMF5K
2. Click “Fundraise for this Campaign”
3. Click on “Join the Team” — You can give your fundraiser a name, create a URL and set a goal for the amount you would like to raise. Be sure to submit a story that includes why/who you will be fundraising in support of in the Pittsburgh Marathon.
4. Upload a photo or logo
5. Use email, Facebook, and Twitter to ask your employees,
customers, friends, and family to donate to your Pledges for
Patients fundraiser!

 

 

Call 412-748-4215 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have questions or would like to learn more about the benefits of running for St. Margaret Foundation.

 

 

 

Don't forget registration for the 2015 St. Margaret Fitness Classic 5K Run/Walk begins March 1st - https://www.crowdrise.com/2015SMF5K !

 

St. Margaret Foundation Hosts Caroling Event

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On Wednesday, December 23, 2014, St. Margaret Foundation and employees of St. Margaret sang holiday carols throughout the halls of the hospital in hopes to cheer the patients who are ill this holiday season.  The carolers strolled throughout the waiting rooms and common areas while singing holiday classics like Joy to the World, Jingle Bells, and Frosty the Snowman.  After singing to patients, the carolers enjoyed cookies and hot chocolate. 

Bears Care

St. Margaret Foundation provided a $900 grant to Perianethesia Services for Bears Care, to pediatric surgical patients under the age of 11.  

The hope is this small gesture will provide comfort to a frightened child and instill confidence into the minds of patients.  Below are pictures of how this grant has made a meaningful difference for the young patients of St. Margaret Hospital.

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Bears 5

 

Transportation for Alli-Kiski Residents

 

FSWP Van

St. Margaret Foundation awarded a grant for $9,000 to Family Services of Western Pennsylvania for a free shuttle van.  This service is free of charge to residents of Allegheny County and Westmoreland County who utilize UPMC medical service providers in the Alle-Kiski Valley.

The van operates 8:00am to 5:00pm Monday through Friday.  To schedule a ride by appointment, call 724-889-0029.