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Geisinger becomes the first member of Risant Health

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 

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 or 570-214-0300.

About Geisinger
Geisinger is among the nation’s leading providers of value-based care, serving 1.2 million people in urban and rural communities across Pennsylvania. Founded in 1915 by philanthropist Abigail Geisinger, the non-profit system generates $10 billion in annual revenues across 134 care sites - including 10 hospital campuses, and Geisinger Health Plan, with 600,000 members in commercial and government plans. The Geisinger College of Health Sciences educates more than 5,000 medical professionals annually and conducts more than 1,400 clinical research studies. With 26,000 employees, including 1,600 employed physicians, Geisinger is among Pennsylvania’s largest employers with an estimated economic impact of $14 billion to the state’s economy. On March 31, 2024, Geisinger became the first member of Risant Health, a new nonprofit charitable organization created to expand and accelerate value-based care across the country.  Learn more at or connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and X.

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