Walk With Us This Saturday; It’s a Blast From the Past

If you love history and enjoy exercising in the fresh air, be sure to join us for a 1-mile walk through historic Lock Ridge Iron Furnace Park in Alburtis at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 30.

The walk is the latest event offered through Get Out! Lehigh Valley, a healthy outdoor activity program developed by Lehigh Valley Health Network and the Wildlands Conservancy. Offered throughout the year, the program’s events – led by a naturalist – allow you to explore a variety of area parks, trails, gardens and rivers. Read More »

LVHN and Angel 34 Foundation Partner to Support Childhood Cancer Initiative

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Among the new initiatives announced by Angel 34 is a coloring story book written by Shannon Rutan (left), 14, a Notre Dame High School freshman. Doug Sheriff unveiled the book during today’s announcement.

The Angel 34 Foundation has some new recruits to help with a new initiative. The Nazareth-based foundation has formed a board of directors comprising local high school athletes.

The board, called “Athletes on the Field – Angels in the Community,” will oversee an annual major fundraising effort seeking to raise $3.4 million to support childhood cancer services at Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN). In collaboration with LVHN clinicians, caregivers and leadership, the students will determine how to spend the money raised based on need.

Troy Hein, sports anchor for WFMZ TV 69News, and Marty Nothstein, Olympic gold medal cyclist and executive director of Valley Preferred Cycling Center, will serve as honorary chairs for the fundraising campaign.

Angel 34 was founded by 14-year-old Nicole Sheriff, an athlete at Northampton Area High School, after she was diagnosed with Ewing’s sarcoma. She died in 2004 at the age of 15. It was her wish that every child would have their own angel during their time of need and if possible share her angel with them. Read More »

Explore Trexler Park This Saturday

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A leisurely 2-mile walk through Allentown’s scenic Trexler Memorial Park at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 16, is a healthy way to enjoy nature and explore local history.

The walk is the latest event offered through Get Out! Lehigh Valley, a healthy outdoor activity program developed by Lehigh Valley Health Network and the Wildlands Conservancy. Offered throughout the year, the program’s events – led by a naturalist – allow you to explore a variety of area parks, trails, gardens and rivers. Read More »

The 53rd Annual LVH-Muhlenberg Summer Festival Begins Wednesday

Muhlenberg Summer Festival kids on rideOn Wednesday, Aug. 13, the 53rd annual Lehigh Valley Hospital (LVH)-Muhlenberg Summer Festival will begin. For the third straight year, the festival will be held on the north side of the hospital campus near routes 22 and 378, in a location that allows for more space and additional parking.

One of the hospital’s largest fundraisers, the Summer Festival has raised millions of dollars during its 53-year history to support services at LVH-Muhlenberg. The very first festival was held even before ground was broken for what was to become the Muhlenberg Medical Center.

Each night of this year’s Summer Festival will include special activities for children in “Kiddie Land,” such as grab bags, face painting, sand art and a duck pond. Plenty of food, crafts and free entertainment are available for patrons of all ages to enjoy. Read More »

Walk With Us This Saturday; Get Out! Lehigh Valley Visits Lower Macungie Township

Looking to get some fresh air and healthy exercise this weekend? Join us for a 1.8-mile loop around Lower Macungie Township Community Park at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 26. The walk is the latest event offered through Get Out! Lehigh Valley, a healthy outdoor activity program developed by Lehigh Valley Health Network and the Wildlands Conservancy.

Offered throughout the year, the program’s events – led by a naturalist – allow you to explore a variety of area parks, trails, gardens and rivers. Read More »