Fourth Annual Celebrating Senior Champions Benefit Dinner and Auction
The fourth annual Celebrating Senior Champions benefit dinner took place on Oct. 11 at the Omni William Penn Hotel in downtown Pittsburgh.
This annual event recognizes extraordinary individuals and groups who contribute significant time and energy to serving seniors throughout western Pennsylvania. The 2012 event focused on promoting and celebrating healthy aging, healthy living, and healthy communities.
Proceeds from ticket sales and the auction supported the UPMC Senior Communities Benevolent Care Program, which provides financial assistance and other support services to eligible seniors living in one of UPMC’s 20 retirement communities.
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Grand Champion, Individual
Loren Roth, MD
Dr. Loren Roth has been a faculty member of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and UPMC for 38 years. He is the former chairman of the University of Pittsburgh’s Health Sciences-Wide Panel on Medical Ethics.
>> Learn more about Dr. Loren Roth
Grand Champion, Group
Eleanor and Deborah Scully on behalf of the Seeders and Weeders Garden Club
For more than 75 years, the Seeders and Weeders Garden Club has been a catylst for the greening of Pittsburgh. In partnership with the residents of Canterbury Place, the Seeders and Weeders Garden Club is celebrating 25 years of planting seeds of friendship and brightening the days of residents, families, and staff.
>> Learn more about the Seeders and Weeders Garden Club
Good Neighbor Champion
“Jean Curtis has touched the lives of countless individuals throughout her life … Jean selflessly gave of her time and energy to many individuals over the past 60 years.” Those sentiments are echoed over and over by those who know her and were touched by her generous volunteer efforts.
>> Learn more about Jean Curtis
Caring for a loved one is a challenging labor of love. Becoming a caregiver for a new friend is something extraordinary. This is just what Bob did when he moved to Strabane Trails Village.
>> Learn more about Robert Shuster
The Celebrating Senior Champions benefit dinner and auction supports the UPMC Senior Communities Benevolent Care Program in its efforts to provide financial assistance and other support services to eligible seniors living in one of UPMC’s 17 retirement communities.
View images of the 2012 event or view a listing of previous senior champion honorees.
For more details about sponsorship for next year's event, contact Peggy VanHorn at 412-622-9239 or email@example.com.