Good Shepherd Plans 100th Anniversary Gala3/6/2008
Changes to Annual Pediatrics Fundraiser Also Announced
March 6, 2008
Allentown, PA—Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network will honor its 100 years of service to the greater Lehigh Valley community with a special Gala in the Garden on May 31, 2008. The invitation-only event will be held on Good Shepherd's newly transformed south Allentown campus, 850 South Fifth Street, Allentown, at 6 p.m.
At the Gala in the Garden, guests will travel back (and forward) in time as they stroll through the south Allentown campus. Historically appropriate food and beverage, and costumed guides, will be featured at five vignettes, each representing a different era in American history. One vignette will also offer a glimpse into the future.
Invitations to the Gala in the Garden will be mailed in the spring.
On September 8, 2008, Good Shepherd will hold a Golf & Tennis Invitational for Pediatrics. This event, held at Saucon Valley Country Club in Center Valley, will raise funds to help support the Good Shepherd Pediatrics Program, which provides services for children with physical disabilities and developmental delays, such as autism.
The Celebrity Classic Gala, which for 20 years was held the night before the golf and tennis tournaments for pediatrics, will no longer be held. It will be replaced with an annual spring gala, beginning in 2009.
For more information on sponsoring either the Gala in the Garden or the Golf & Tennis Invitational for Pediatrics, please contact Andrew Block, major gifts and sponsorship officer, at 610-776-8311. To learn more about Good Shepherd's 100th anniversary celebration, click here.
Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network, based in Allentown, Pennsylvania, is a nationally recognized rehabilitation leader, offering a continuum of care for people with physical and cognitive disabilities and specializing in assistive and rehabilitation technology. More than 36,000 people come to Good Shepherd each year for specialized programs in stroke, orthopedics, brain injury, spinal cord injury, pediatrics, amputation and more. Good Shepherd provides rehabilitation services in 7 eastern Pennsylvania counties. Good Shepherd operates 14 outpatient sites, 4 inpatient sites, a long-term acute care hospital, 2 long-term care homes for people with severe disabilities, an independent living facility, a Work Services division that provides employment training and job placement and a lifestyle products store called Rehability. Good Shepherd Penn Partners, a partnership of Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network and the University of Pennsylvania Health System, will provide post-acute care in the Philadelphia region beginning July 2008. Good Shepherd was founded in 1908 when The Rev. John and Estella Raker invited a disabled orphan named Viola into their Allentown, Pennsylvania, home. Good Shepherd is affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. For more information, visit www.goodshepherdrehab.org.