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​Mario Lemieux Foundation Donates Playroom to UPMC Altoona

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Official Opening: Monday, September 12, 2016

WHAT: The Mario Lemieux Foundation and UPMC Altoona are pleased to announce the official dedication and ribbon cutting of Austin’s Playroom at UPMC Altoona.

WHEN: 11 a.m., Monday, Sept. 12, 2016 (meet in the hospital lobby and wait to be escorted)

WHERE: UPMC Altoona, hospital lobby, 620 Howard Ave., Altoona, Pa., 16601.


  • Nathalie Lemieux, vice president, Mario Lemieux Foundation/Chair, Austin’s Playroom Project
  • Ron McConnell, vice president of operations, UPMC Altoona
  • Arthur DeMarsico, D.O., vascular surgeon and advocate

WHY: Official ribbon cutting of Austin’s Playroom, made possible by a generous donation from the Mario Lemieux Foundation. The playrooms allow families the ability to escape the burden of difficult or extended medical situations and focus on health and healing.

Note to Media:

  • Nathalie Lemieux will not be available for interviews.