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​2nd Annual ‘Ride & Rally’ Zoo Picnic for Pediatric Burn Center Patients, Families

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WHAT: Thanks to monies donated by Fire and Iron Motorcycle Club Station #6, the UPMC Mercy Burn Center will host a picnic for pediatric burn patients at the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium. Patients and their families can spend the day exploring the zoo on their own or with UPMC staff and/or Fire and Iron Station #6 Club members.
Just prior to lunch, representatives from the Fire and Iron Motorcycle Club Station #6 will present their annual donation to the burn center. The Club is comprised of retired and active duty firefighters who, for the past five years, have raised more than $50,000 to pay for such things as cribs for pediatric burn patients, compression garments that aid in the cosmetic and functional recovery of the patient, and a new aquarium in the UPMC Mercy Burn Center.
• Pediatric burn patients and their families

• Fire and Iron Motorcycle Club Station #6 Members

• UPMC Mercy Burn Center:
o Jenny Ziembicki, M.D., medical director
o Anna Lindsey, R.N., nurse coordinator
o Mark Lengvarsky, R.N., unit director
o Rachael Novak, child life specialist
o Burn care staff members
WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 7
• 10:30 a.m., registration
• 11:45 a.m., check presentation
• 12 p.m., lunch
WHERE: Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium, Village Pavilion, 7340 Butler St., Pittsburgh, 15206
Note to Media:
• To cover this event, pre-arrangements should be made by contacting Stephanie Stanley at 412-586-9762 or  
• Enter through the Zoo Education Complex located at 1 Wild Place. Zoo representative Gabby Boldizar (Mobile # 412-365-2536) will escort you to the Village Pavilion.