Penn State Hershey benefits from recent donations

HERSHEY, Pa. — Three groups recently held events to raise money for Penn State Hershey Medical Center:

  • The 3rd Annual Helping Little Hands Rock & Ride Event raised $9,305 for the Child Life Program. It took place in August at M&S Harley Davidson in Chambersburg. Barry Sheeder coordinates the event every year as a way of thanking Children’s Hospital staff for the care his daughter received there. Since the Helping Little Hands Rock & Ride Event started in 2013, its organizers have contributed more than $20,000 to the Child Life Program.
  • On Oct. 10, motorcycle enthusiasts from the Lancaster area visited the Children’s Hospital for the Central Pennsylvania Confederation of Clubs’ Annual Lancaster County Toy Ride. The group brought with them toys and more than $33,000 in contributions to benefit the Child Life Program. Since 2013, this event has contributed more than $100,000 to Child Life at Penn State Hershey. More than 340 motorcyclists joined forces to make this year's event a success.
  • In late August, a family came together to support one of their own in their battle with breast cancer. The family held a Pink Out at Big Diamond Speedway in Pottsville to honor Terri Bucks, who was diagnosed with breast cancer earlier this year. The entire family helped with the fundraiser, including Terri’s sister and brother and their spouses, Jennifer and Steve Becker and Mike and Kim Glass, along with their parents, Jim and Sherri Glass. The Pink Out raised $4,160 for Penn State Hershey’s Karen Dwyer-Jones Patient Care Fund, which helps offset the financial costs associated with breast cancer care and treatment.
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Last Updated October 22, 2015