Family, friends and members of Boy Scout Troop 12 of the Minsi Trails Council, gathered recently to celebrate Brett Sonntag's presentation of the Eagle Scout rank in the Boy Scouts of America.
The rank presentation celebrated Sonntag's achievements over 11 years of Scouting as a member of Cub Scout Pack 12 and Boy Scout Troop 12 chartered by Asbury United Methodist Church in South Whitehall Township. He is a senior at Salisbury High School.
The Federal Trade Commission made headlines recently by accusing four cancer charities of defrauding well-meaning donors for more than $187 million. The FTC and law enforcement groups from all 50 states filed complaints against the Cancer Fund of America, Cancer Support Services, Children's Cancer Fund of America, and the Breast Cancer Society. The complaint alleges that these four "sham charities" solicited millions in donations by promising to help pay for hospice care, chemotherapy, and other services for cancer patients. But only a fraction of that money actually went to patients.
St. Luke's University Health Network recently accepted the 2015 100 Top Hospitals Award® from for Truven Health Analytics™ in a celebration shared with more than 200 managers, physicians and network leaders gathered in Laros Auditorium on the Bethlehem campus.
Jean Chenoweth, Truven's senior vice president for performance improvement and the 100 Top Hospitals program, presented the award to St. Luke's President and CEO Richard A. Anderson.
St. Luke's Cancer Center is offering clinical trials for patients with melanoma, the most unusual type of skin cancer and also the most deadly. Physicians such as Sanjiv Agarwala, M.D., chief of medical oncology and hematology for St. Luke's University Health Network and an internationally recognized melanoma specialist, are committed to bringing the most promising studies to the Lehigh Valley.
As part of the Apple Distinguished Program initiative, Salisbury Township School District sponsored a site visit March 10 for educators from Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware to learn about its teaching and learning initiative, TL2020. Over 35 educators from the region convened at Salisbury High School to hear about the 1:1 digital device program now in its fourth year.
The Salisbury Township Police Department is pleased to announce the recent graduation of Sgt. Donald Sabo from the School of Police Staff and Command program at Northwestern University.
Sabo successfully completed the 22-week program held in Evanston, Ill. June 23 through Nov. 23, 2014.
This program, which was implemented by the Center for Public Safety in 1983, has graduated over 14,000 students both nationally and internationally. Sabo was a student in SOSC Class #363 which accommodated a total of 20 students.
Members of Salisbury Middle School's Interact Club recently donated money to help patients at Lehigh Valley Health Network.
The club held a dance-a-thon to raise money and collected $5,000.
The donation went to the David Prager Patient Assistance Fund designed to help patients meet non-medical expnses such as transportation to and from medical appointments, telephone bills, home heating and other costs.
A 2011 study published in the Clinical Research in Cardiology revealed that shoveling snow actually does increase the risk of a having a heart attack. The study looked at 500 people and found 7 percent started experiencing symptoms of heart problems while shoveling snow. The cardiologists conducting the Canadian study felt while 7 percent is significant, there could be as many as double that number given the fact patients may not have connected their heart problems with snow shoveling.
Salisbury Middle School's Interact Club hosted the fourth annual 12-hour dance-a-thon to support the Prager Cancer Patient Fund at Lehigh Valley Health Network and Dream Come True.
The Prager Cancer Patient Fund supports oncology/hematology patients of LVHN for non-clinical services such as transportation to and from appointments, home services such as telephone, heat, light, wigs, laundry/cleaning help or other non-clinical services to improve the patient's quality of life.
The Lehigh Valley is currently ranked number two in the nation for economic development for its size, according to industry magazine "Site Selection Online."
Now, a Lehigh University-led consortium of regional executives will see if they can take advantage of that designation and make the region an attractive location for a diverse and educated workforce.