Ways to Give
Calendar of Events, Sponsorship Information and Presidents' Circle
Calendar of Events
June 17 – WPAHS Golf Classic, Pittsburgh Field Club, Fox Chapel
The always-fun WPAHS Golf Classic will be held on June 17 at the beautiful Pittsburgh Field Club. This outing sells out fast, so be sure to get your reservations in early!
Thanks to our Presenting Sponsor, McKamish, as this is their second year as Presenting Sponsor. We appreciate their support!
To get all the latest facts on this year’s event, visit the Golf Classic Web site. You can register and/or purchase a sponsorship on that site. We look forward to seeing you there.
October 23 – Forbes Fitness 5K and Fun Walk
Save the date! More info to come . . .
Employee Campaign Raises $61,115 from 381 Donors
Thanks to the generous Forbes’ employees who helped to raise $61,115 for this year’s Employee Campaign! That total was reached through direct donations to the campaign, raffle ticket sales, and donations raised through the fabulous “Race to the Finish”. Donors to the campaign also increased from 220 last year to 381 this year.
Forbes Health Foundation gives special thanks to Mark Taylor, MD, and Lisa Pristas, CRNA, who co-chaired the campaign and worked hard to spread the word about it and to encourage employees to consider donating to the Foundation. The campaign had 161 new donors this year, so their hard work paid off.
Thanks, too, to our wonderful committee members, who helped to plan and carry out campaign activities and to committee member Maria Synan for organizing our highly successful Race to the Finish, which generated $6,375.
Employee Campaign Committee Members
Race to the Finish
New this year was a Race to the Finish, held the last week of the campaign. G&G Fitness donated stationary bikes, and 11 teams of employees pedaled away to raise money and enjoy some friendly competition. The race raised $6,375 for the new Trauma and Injury Prevention Fund. The Honey Badgers (Anesthesia), led by Mark Taylor, MD, won the silver cup for going the furthest distance. Pumped Up Chicks & Dan, led by Lynne Struble, won the silver cup for raising the most money.
|The Honey Badgers|
|Pumped Up Chicks & Dan|
Supporters Raise More than $100,000 for WPAHS Patients at 2012 Golf Outing
This year’s Golf Classic, held on June 18 at the Pittsburgh Field Club, raised more than $100,000 for the patients of West Penn, Allegheny General, Allegheny Valley and Forbes Regional hospitals. Rich Walsh, sports anchor for WPXI-TV, was the Emcee.
|Enjoying this year’s Golf Classic were (from left) Dr. William Johnjulio, Dr. Eugene Bonaroti, Dr. Mark Rubino, and Dr. Michael Pelekanos.|
The daylong scramble featured a variety of contests on the course that challenged golfers’ skills. The top three skill prize winning teams were recognized during the dinner program. They were:
First Place: Dr. David Lasorda, Dr. George Gabriel, Dr. Ngoc Thai, and Dr. Chris Bonnet.
Second Place: Don Williams, Dave Myer, Tom Culleton, and Adam Kemp
Third Place: Dr. Andrew Adams, Matt Eberts, Dr. Donald Wilfong, and Jake Wilfong
Dr. Karl Salatka won Closest to the Pin on holes 4 and 6; Dan Keller won the Longest Putt; Rich Walsh won Closest to the Pin on the 18th hole; Jake Wilfong won the Longest Drive on hole 1; and Rona Nesbit made the longest drive at the 11th hole. Congratulations to all winners.
The Foundation thanks all of the golfers and sponsors that made the day such a success and so much fun for all involved. Special thanks to this year’s Presenting Sponsor McKamish. Next year’s System outing will be held on June 17 at the Pittsburgh Field Club.
Runners and Walkers Raise $11,700 for Forbes Heart and Vascular Center
More than 125 runners and 45 walkers came together on a sunny Sunday morning in June to walk/run the Forbes Regional Hospital Campus and adjoining property to raise awareness of heart health and raise funds for Forbes’ Heart and Vascular Center.
Sponsored by the Forbes Health Foundation, the Forbes Fitness 5K and Fun Walk drew Forbes Regional Hospital employees, their children, and community members and raised $11,700 for the Heart and Vascular Center.
Dr. Michael Culig, Medical Director of the Heart and Vascular Center and a member of the Forbes Health Foundation Board, and Forbes Health Foundation Board Member Barbara VanKirk, co-chaired and ran in the event, as did Forbes Regional Hospital President and CEO Reese Jackson and his daughter.
Fruit, snacks, and drinks were provided by Monroeville Giant Eagle, Monroeville Panera Bread, Tyler Mountain Water, and Forbes Health Foundation. A brief awards presentation followed the event.
Thanks to our generous sponsors for their support of this event. A special thanks to Ed Little, owner of Monroeville Chrysler Jeep and President of the Forbes Health Foundation Board, who drove the official pace car.
- Clayton Kendall
- Dr. Michael Culig and Dr. Ronald Pellegrini
- East Suburban Ophthalmic Associates
- East Suburban Sports Medicine Center
- Forbes Medical Staff
- I.Q. Inc.
- MedExpress Urgent Care
- Monroeville Chrysler Jeep
- Mr. and Mrs. James Hamilton
- Mr. H. Cal Stuckeman
- Rezk Medical Supply
- Rotary Club of Monroeville
- Woodhaven Care Center
The Presidents’ Circle
Corporate presidents and executives who individually or through their corporation contribute $25,000 total or a minimum $5,000 annually to the Foundation’s Capital Campaign in support of quality health care at The Western Pennsylvania Hospital - Forbes Regional Campus are members of this Circle. Many have contributed considerably more.