2014 Black Diamond Garden Party Honorary Chair, Peggy Sue O’Donnell
St. Luke’s Miners Campus Selects 2014 Black Diamond Garden Party Honorary Event Chair
Chair Takes Tour of St. Luke’s Miners Campus
Honorary Chair Tours
St. Lukes Miners Campus
Kim Sargent, VP of Patient Care Services,
St. Luke’s Miners Campus (far right)
demonstrates the advanced capabilities of the
hospital’s patient beds for Peggy Sue O’Donnell,
2014 Black Diamond Garden Party Honorary Chair
and Micah Gursky, Director of Development,
St. Luke’s Miners Campus. Proceeds from the
2014 Black Diamond Garden Party will purchase
beds with advanced options to help patients heal
and clinicians provide efficient patient care.
Coaldale, PA (4/9/2014) – The 2014 Black Diamond Garden Party Honorary Chair, Peggy Sue O’Donnell, toured the St. Luke’s Miners Campus yesterday.
O’Donnell, a cancer survivor, was chosen as the event’s honorary chair for her community involvement in many local civic organizations including The Ladies Ancient Order of the Hibernians, Mollie Maguire Division 1, Jim Thorpe. She is the currently Vice President. O’Donnell is also an active member of the Diligent Fire Co. of Jim Thorpe and American Legion of Lehighton. Her past honors include: 2010 Inductee of the Marian Catholic Sports Hall of Fame, 2013 Inductee of the Carbon County Sports Hall of Fame, 2013 Honorary Chair for St. Joe’s Regional Academy Golf Tournament, 2013 Grand Marshal of the Carbon County St. Patrick’s Day Parade and recipient of the 2013 Carbon- Schuylkill Chapter for the American Cancer Society Courage Award.
O’Donnell was greeted by Kim Sargent, VP of Patient Care Services, St. Luke’s Miners Campus; Micah Gursky, Director of Development, St. Luke’s Miners Campus and Robyn Plesniarski, St. Luke’s Oncology Community Outreach and Black Diamond Committee Member.
The proceeds from the 2014 Black Diamond Garden Party will be used to purchase patient beds that are designed to provide extra support for patient entry and exit, as well as promote patient healing. The beds provide advanced options that make them a valuable tool in efficient patient care.
“Past Black Diamond events have helped create a medical scholarship fund, construct a new Heart & Vascular Center and Critical Care Unit, establish a new day room for our nursing home residents, develop a Cardiopulmonary Rehab Unit and has helped us move forward with plans for a new Surgical Suite. The event is truly a celebration with our community,” said Bill Moyer, President, St. Luke’s Miners Campus.
This year's event, scheduled for Saturday, May 31, will be a business-casual Garden Party featuring food throughout stations in Kemmerer Park and the mansion lawns. Live, Irish, classical and contemporary music and other engaging surprises await those that attend. Tours are also available in the Asa Packer Mansion. The artist, Mrs. Gerri Gardiner will be at the Garden Party to share her inspiration of the painting and sign prints. The Garden Party costs $80 per person.
For more information on tickets and sponsorship opportunities, please contact Micah Gursky, Director of Development, St. Luke’s Miners Campus, at 570-645-8118 or visit www.sluhn.org/blackdiamond. St. Luke’s Miners Campus is a non-profit charitable hospital, and donations are tax deductible.
Denise E. Rader
Director, Network Media Relations
St. Luke's University Health Network