DEBORAH HOSPITAL FOUNDATION VALENTINE’S DAY
WALK-A-THON AT THE CHERRY HILL MALL
Celebrate Valentine’s Day by taking care of your own heart while raising money to help care for the hearts of others. On February 14,The DEBORAH Hospital Foundation will host a charity walk-a-thon to benefit DEBORAH Heart and Lung Center in Browns Mills. As a kick off to DEBORAH’s new Healthy Hearts Walking Club at the Cherry Hill Mall, registration for the walk-a-thon will start at 8:00 a.m. at the Food Court near JC Penney. The walk itself will begin at 8:30 a.m. Pre-registration is $20 per walker. For those who register at the event, the fee is $25. Every registered walker will receive a goodie bag. The registration fee is waived for anyone who raises a minimum of $50 in sponsorships and their name will be entered into drawings for Mall gift cards and other special prizes.
The event will conclude in the Food Court at approximately 9:45 a.m. with a meet and greet and cookbook signing with DEBORAH’s “Healthy Hearts Ambassador,” Chef Jim Coleman who is known both locally and nationally for his cooking shows “Healthy Flavors” on CN8 and “Flavors of America” on PBS. DEBORAH staff will also be onsite to hand out special door prizes and provide free health screenings. For more information about the event or DEBORAH’s ongoing walking program at the mall, or to receive a walk-a-thon registration brochure, call 1-800-555-1990. To register for the walk-a-thon online and download a sponsorship form, please visit DEBORAH Hospital Foundation’s website at www.deborahfoundation.org.
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11th Annual DEBORAH Heart Challenge and Art Competition at Pemberton Township High School
Celebrating over a decade of spectacular academic competition
PEMBERTON TOWNSHIP (February xx, 2009) – It’s that time of year again. The eagerly anticipated 11th Annual DEBORAH Heart Challenge and Art Competition once again hits the stage at Pemberton Township High School on Sunday, February 22.
Will Lenape High School keep their title, which they’ve held for the last three years, or will one of the teams from the other high schools – Shawnee, Cherokee, Seneca, Holy Cross, Rancocas Valley, Moorestown Friends, or Pemberton Township – claim victory?
More than bragging rights are at stake. The students are also competing for more than $3,400 in prize money, and top honors in a more than decade-long competition that holds as much prestige for academically-oriented students as the Superbowl does for football.
This year’s DEBORAH Heart Challenge and Art Competition kicks off on Sunday afternoon, February 22 in the Pemberton Township High School auditorium, where the best and brightest of Burlington County battle it out in one of the only academic decathlon-type events in the area.
The Heart Challenge is a unique academic competition that sets the standard for intellectual prowess. The 90-minute competition, emceed by legendary Philadelphia sports personality Don Tollefson, tests its participants on their knowledge of the heart, lungs, and vascular systems – DEBORAH Heart and Lung Center’s three specialty services.
A distinguished panel of DEBORAH physicians will quiz the contestants first in an individual question round, followed by a team question round, and ending with a ten-minute rapid-fire round done “Jeopardy-style” with fast fingers on the buzzers.
Along with the Heart Challenge itself is a companion juried Art Competition that showcases imaginative, multi-dimensional, and multi-media artwork created by students at most of the participating schools. Judging is divided into two categories: two-dimensional (paintings, drawings, prints) and three-dimensional (ceramics, crafts, sculpture). The Art Competition winners, who also share in a $1,500 prize purse, are announced during the Heart Challenge.
The event, which is free to the public, is co-hosted by both the Pemberton Township Schools and DEBORAH Heart and Lung Center, who partnered more than ten years ago and launched the event in celebration of National Heart Month. The rigorous contest has grown and is now one of South Jersey’s premier academic competitions.
The event has drawn distinguished sponsors from throughout the area including generous support from presenting sponsor Colonial Village Catering & Special Events, with additional support from the Burlington County Times, Lenape Regional High School District, Pemberton Borough Municipal Alliance, Pemberton Township Lions Club, Pearson School/Prentice-Hall Publishing, Dowden Custom Media, LOWE’s Home Improvement Warehouse, the Pemberton Township High School Activity Fund, Willis HRH and Cranberry Blossom Floral Company.
The doors open at 2:00 p.m. in the Pemberton Township High School auditorium lobby, where visitors can preview the art exhibit and enjoy a free catered buffet by Colonial Village Catering and entertainment by the Helen A. Fort Middle School Musical Theater Club and Pemberton Township High School senior student Brian Spears. The Heart Challenge begins at 3:00 p.m. The event will also be taped for subsequent broadcast airing on local cable Channel 19 in the Lenape, Rancocas Valley and Pemberton Township viewing areas. For more information call 1-800-555-1990, and for directions to this free event, go to www.DEBORAH.org. In the event of inclement weather the day of the event, cancellation information will be posted on the web site listed, or call 609-894-4181 or 609-893-1200 ext. 5843.
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DEBORAH Hospital Foundation Seeks New Chapter Members
Sponsors Reunion Luncheon for Former Chapter Members to Meet New Members
BOYNTON BEACH (February 3, 2009) – Calling all present and former DEBORAH Hospital Foundation Chapter members, and those interested in joining a DEBORAH Chapter. Come join us for a “meet and greet” and reunion luncheon on Friday, March 13 at beautiful Benvenuto Restaurant. Renew old friendships, make new acquaintances, find out what DEBORAH is doing, learn the benefits of Chapter membership, and enjoy a wonderful afternoon of entertainment and dining, including a complimentary mimosa.
Well-known Broadway and Vegas entertainer Michael Raposelli will be headlining this Spring Gala Luncheon, bringing his versatile show, also seen on TV and in regional theater.
Sponsored by the National Chapter Services and Support office of the DEBORAH Hospital Foundation, the event is in support of DEBORAH Heart and Lung Center in Browns Mills, NJ which in nearly 87 years has never billed a patient and has provided heart, lung, and vascular care to patients regardless of their ability to pay. DEBORAH Hospital Foundation Chapters help raise the much-needed funds that enable the hospital to continue to provide quality care to everyone, including those with no insurance.
The Gala Luncheon offers a full-day of entertainment. A specialty boutique runs from 10:00-11:30 a.m., with a sumptuous luncheon, and show, following at noon. Raffles include beautiful jewelry and elegant gift baskets. Event is open to the public – bring your friends and neighbors and find out how you can be a part of helping those in need, while making new friends at the same time.
Tickets for the event are $40. For more information, or to order tickets, contact Bernice Sklar 561-732-3273 or Bobbi Sroka 561-637-2445.
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