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Walk at Lehigh Valley Zoo to Raise Funds for St. Luke’s Baby & Me Support Center
July 07, 2017

Walk at Zoo to Raise Funds for St. Luke’s Baby & Me Support Center

The Lehigh Valley Zoo and St. Luke’s University Health Network will hold a fundraiser walk to support the new St. Luke’s Baby & Me Support Center, opening later this summer.

Participants in the 1.5 mile walk on Saturday, July 22nd, will have free access to the zoo, a t-shirt (first 250 registrants) and an opportunity to meet Murphy, a 17-foot Masai giraffe and the Lehigh Valley Zoo’s newest resident. The walk begins at 9:00 am, with registration prior to the event between 8:00-8:45. Admissions to the Zoo is included in the $25 registration fee ($40 per household.)

St. Luke’s will also have informational tables set up in the Zoo until 12 pm so attendees can learn more about the Support Center and services offered. All proceeds from the walk will go towards the development of the new Baby and Me Support Center, located at 1425 Eighth Avenue in Bethlehem, which will provide moms and family members with services commonly needed before, during and after pregnancy in one convenient location.

St. Luke’s Baby & Me Support Center will deliver personalized and compassionate care that includes: prenatal and postnatal classes, support groups, lactation support services, post-partum emotional wellness services, an onsite play area, and more. The Support Center represents St. Luke’s ongoing commitment to mothers, babies, fathers and support persons before, during and after they have a baby and to always providing exceptional, quality maternal and newborn care to area residents.

To preregister for the walk, please call 1-866-STLUKES or visit slhn.org and click on the event calendar to find detailed information and registration links.

What: 1.5 mile fundraiser walk for St. Luke’s Baby & Me Support Center

Where: Lehigh Valley Zoo

When: 9 a.m., Saturday, July 22nd

Media Contact:

Sam Kennedy, Corporate Communications Director, 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 23 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.