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LVHN Hosts 10th Annual Dodgeball Fundraiser for Burn Survivors

LVHN Hosts 10th Annual Dodgeball Fundraiser for Burn Survivors

On the road to recovery, burn survivors face unique challenges. They have lasting scars that can impact their daily lives. Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) Burn Center hosts an annual dodgeball tournament to support survivor programs.

“This tournament is huge for our survivor community, and we couldn’t pull it off without the fantastic participants who have made each and every year a smashing success. After a two-year hiatus due to COVID, we’re very excited to hold our 10th anniversary event in 2022,” says Elisha Elliott Leavy, licensed clinical social worker, Regional Burn Center.

Support through the years

Each year, LVHN Burn Center staff and survivors volunteer to run the event. Their efforts have raised over $89,000, and every penny goes to survivors. The money earned has helped survivors and their families by providing:

  • Burn survivor support groups and gatherings
  • Gift cards for gas and groceries
  • Survivor psychosocial support
  • Financial assistance to attend the annual World Burn Congress

LVHN Regional Burn Center

LVHN’s Regional Burn Center is the largest and busiest burn center in Pennsylvania. It cares for more than 1,500 burn survivors and their families each year. These patients include adults and children from three states and more than 40 counties.

Playing for a cause

Join us on Saturday, April 30 for this public event to support a worthy cause. The double-elimination tournament starts at 11 a.m. and will run until there is one team left standing. The winning team receives a trophy and golf package from Shepherd Hills Golf Club. A minimum of seven players, including at least two women, are required on the court at the start of each game. Players must be 18 years or older. Event details are below.

Registration deadline: April 1, 2022

Event date and time: April 30, 11 a.m. until there is a winning team

Event location: Lower Macungie Middle School, 6299 Lower Macungie Road, Macungie

Registration cost: There is a $40 fee per player, which includes a T-shirt, Subway lunch and appetizers at Foundation Tavern following the tournament. 

Spectator cost: $5 for adults and $3 for children

Registration: View the registration form for game rules and event details.

Donate: If you’d like to make a donation to the Burn Recovery Center programs, visit the LVHN philanthropy page and choose “Lehigh Valley Burn Center Patient Assistance” as the recipient.

Contact: Send completed registration forms and any questions to Elisha Elliott Leavy at

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