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Annual Charity Bike Event Raised More Than $13,000 for St. Luke’s Hospice
August 25, 2017

Bethlehem, PA (June 3, 2017) -- More than 200 riders from Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Florida, Utah and even Paris, France participated in St. Luke’s Hospice’s 7th Annual Charity Bike Ride, held June 3, 2017. Bike enthusiasts of all levels rode either the 20-mile or 30-mile trail ride, starting at the Lehighton Trailhead on the D&L National Heritage Trail in Lehighton. 

Some participants were biking enthusiasts while many others take part in the race to show support, and gratitude, for St. Luke’s Hospice. This year’s race event raised more than $13,000.

For more information about St. Luke’s Hospice and available services please visit vna.slhn.org/Hospice.

Media Contact

Samuel Kennedy, Corporate Communications and Media Relations Director, Marketing & Public Relations, 484-526-4134, samuel.kennedy@sluhn.org 

About St. Luke’s

Founded in 1872, St. Luke’s University Health Network (SLUHN) is a non-profit, regional, fully integrated and nationally recognized network providing services at seven hospitals and more than 270 outpatient sites. The network’s service area includes Lehigh, Northampton, Carbon, Schuylkill, Bucks, Montgomery, Berks and Monroe counties in Pennsylvania and in Warren County in New Jersey. Dedicated to advancing health education, St. Luke’s operates the nation’s oldest School of Nursing and 22 graduate medical educational programs and is considered a major teaching hospital, the only one in the region. In partnership with Temple University, St. Luke’s created the region’s first Medical School. Repeatedly, including 2017, St. Luke’s has earned Truven’s 100 Top Major Teaching Hospital designation as well as 50 Top Cardiovascular program in addition to other honors for clinical excellence. St. Luke’s is a multi-year recipient of the Most Wired award recognizing the breadth of St. Luke’s information technology applications such as electronic medical records, telehealth, online scheduling and pricing information. St. Luke’s is also recognized as one of the state’s lowest cost providers in comparison to major teaching hospitals and other health systems.