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Proceeds to benefit Comprehensive Breast Care Program

SUNBURY, Pa. – Geisinger will host its inaugural Dream Big Hot Air Balloon Festival on Saturday, Oct. 7, at the Spyglass Ridge Winery, Sunbury. This is the first time a hot air balloon festival will be held in Sunbury. 

Eleven professional balloonists will fill the skies with their vibrant vessels during the family-friendly event. Scheduled activities include a liftoff pancake breakfast from 9 to 11 a.m. ($10 for adults, $5 for children 12 and under), balloon rides (tethered and untethered), live bands, food trucks, children's activities and professional and amateur photo competitions. Gates open at 6.30 a.m. and admission is free. Parking at the venue is $5.

Hot air balloon rides, weather permitting, will begin around 7:15 a.m. Advance reservations for balloon rides are required and can be made online at geisinger.org/FoundationEvents

Proceeds will benefit Geisinger’s Comprehensive Breast Care Program, which treats all areas of breast health with a focus on the early detection and prevention of breast cancer.

The event will be held rain or shine. For more information, contact GeisingerEvents@geisinger.edu or 570-214-0300.

 

About Geisinger
One of the nation’s most innovative health services organizations, Geisinger serves more than 1.5 million patients in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. The system includes 13 hospital campuses, a nearly 600,000-member health plan, two research centers and the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine. Geisinger is known for its focus on caring and innovative programs including the ProvenCare® best-practice approach to maximize quality, safety and value; ProvenHealth Navigator® advanced medical home; Springboard Health® population health program to improve the health of an entire community; ProvenExperience™ to provide refunds to patients unhappy with their care experience; and Geisinger’s MyCode® Community Health Initiative, the largest healthcare system-based precision health project in the world. With more than 215,000 volunteer participants enrolled, MyCode is conducting extensive research and returning medically actionable results to participants. A physician-led organization, with approximately 32,000 employees and more than 1,800 employed physicians, Geisinger leverages an estimated $12.7 billion positive annual impact on the Pennsylvania and New Jersey economies. Repeatedly recognized nationally for integration, quality and service, Geisinger has a long-standing commitment to patient care, medical education, research and community service. For more information, visit www.geisinger.org, or connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.

Hot air balloon tethered to the ground