MEDIA ALERT: Allentown’s New PPL Center to Host BlackOUT 8
Event to Raise Funds for LVHN’s Community Practices
WHAT: For the first time, Lehigh Valley Health Network’s BlackOUT will move to Allentown, Pa.’s center city PPL Arena. Now in its eighth year, BlackOUT, a dance party where everyone dresses in fashionable black attire, will be held 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 6. DJ Cap Cee will provide entertainment.
“Our community practices serve a vital role,” says LVHN infectious disease specialist Timothy Friel, MD, medical director with LVHN’s AIDS Activities Office and the Mark J. Young Community Health and Wellness Center, two of the community practices benefiting from the event. “These programs deliver compassionate, quality health care to many members of our community with the greatest needs, regardless of a patient’s ability to pay. In the last year alone, the practices provided more than 135,000 patient visits.”
In addition to the AIDS Activities Office and the Community Health and Wellness Center, BlackOUT8 will benefit these community practices at Lehigh Valley Hospital-17th Street: Hepatitis Care Center, Children’s Clinic, Dental Clinic, Centro de Salud, Lehigh Valley Physicians Practice, Family Health Center, Center for Healthy Aging and Center for Women’s Medicine.
Media is invited to BlackOUT 8, and if you plan to attend, please contact LVHN’s media relations team at 484-884-0879.
WHEN: Thursday, Nov. 6, 7 p.m. – 1 a.m.
WHERE: PPL Center, Allentown, Pa.
BACKGROUND: In 2007, BlackOUT began as a small event to raise money for patients and families impacted by HIV. Eight years later, it’s grown into a highly anticipated fund-raiser attended by almost 1,000 revelers for the benefit of patients of LVHN community practices.
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