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'Scarnati 100' bicycle ride produces generous gift to Pediatric Intensive Care Unit!

Tue, 10/26/2010

The second annual Scarnati 100 (standing for a 100-mile bike ride) was a huge success, raising $93,625 for the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU).

Last year, Lieutenant Governor/State Senator Joe Scarnati decided to hold a three-day bike ride to raise funds for Children’s PICU. Last year’s proceeds (over $80K) were used to develop a PICU Family Resource Center and contemporary computer-based family learning modules. This year’s proceeds are ear-marked for development of a bedside simulator to train fellows, residents and nurses how to respond to critical, but unpredictable scenarios that may occur in the patients they are currently caring for.

Raj Aneja, Chris Angeletti, and Ellen Mazo were terrific ambassadors for the PICU, graciously accepting the donation from Lt. Gov. Scarnati.



                                                                        From left to right are Chris Angeletti, Unit Director of
Children's PICU, Lt. Gov. Scarnati, Dr. Rajesh Aneja,
Medical Director of the PICU, and Sen. John Pippy.