Weyerbacher Brewing Company’s ‘Althea’ Raises More Than $13,000 for LVHN Cancer Patients

weyerbacher althea bottleEach year, thousands of people in the Lehigh Valley are diagnosed with some form of cancer. To help them, Weyerbacher Brewing Company in Easton put on its pink with the production of its limited-edition “Althea.”

With Greek origins meaning “healing,” Althea is a rosy-hued Belgian-style Dubbel brewed with plums. The much anticipated and unmistakably pink-labeled ale is sold in stores up and down the east coast throughout October for National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Proceeds from sales are donated to LVHN’s Pink Ribbon Fund and David Prager Patient Assistance Fund, which help cancer patients in the Lehigh Valley pay for uncovered expenses that they endure. Last week, Josh Lampe, chief operating officer of Weyerbacher, presented Keith Weinhold, LVHN’s senior vice president, service lines, a check for $13,385, the total funds raised through Althea sales this past October. Read More »

Try These Tasty Recipes for a Spirit-free Holiday

MixOffBlogIf you want to take an extra step to safely celebrating the holidays with family and friends, the Lehigh Valley DUI/Highway Task Force has some tips for you. They come in the form of alcohol-free drink recipes that you can serve at your holiday get-togethers.

The Task Force held its 15th annual Spirit-Free Mix-Off, hosted by Lehigh Valley Health Network. Guest servers including winners Melanie Falcon and Jim Vaughn from WFMZ-TV 69 News offered spirit-free drinks for judging and to remind the community about the dangers of drinking and driving. Their winning beverage was called Elf Cider. The Task Force will donate $250 to the charity Falcon and Vaughn selected, the American Heart Association. Read More »

At ‘Pathways to Santa,’ a Cancer Survivor Meets the Man Whose Kindness Inspired Her Two Years Earlier

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As Deeana Bedics was receiving chemotherapy treatment inside Lehigh Valley Hospital (LVH)–Muhlenberg’s Infusion Center during the 2013 holidays, she was handed an envelope. Inside was a gift card from Applebee’s.

“My caregivers told me I received it because of a kind gentleman who ran an event called Pathways to Santa,” says Bedics, 51, of Lehigh Township. “I was told he beat cancer, and this was his way to give back. Right then I decided to do the same.” Read More »

Find Out Why Everyone is Talking About #LVHNThanksYou; Share Your Holiday Cheer

It started the day after Thanksgiving. That’s when we began to share photos of our Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) employees offering their thanks to our patients, volunteers, donors and community members.

Now, the momentum keeps building.

Our #LVHNThanksYou photo gallery on our Facebook page – complete with pictures of more than 50 LVHN teams – has reached more than 31,000 people, received more than 400 likes and more than 100 comments. In addition, each individual photo has been shared numerous times. Plus, our #LVHNThanksYou TV ads have been playing continuously on WFMZ 69 News each workday. And we’ve received nearly a dozen more photos from LVHN teams that we’ve added to the gallery. Read More »

Escape the Crowds and Explore Trexler Park This Saturday

TrexlerTired of crowded shopping malls? Get outside and enjoy some fresh air, nature and local history during a leisurely 2-mile walk through Allentown’s scenic Trexler Memorial Park at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 12. 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. At the same time, you’ll reap a number of physical and mental health benefits, including: Read More »