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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
Geisinger is an integrated health services organization widely recognized for its innovative use of the electronic health record and the development of innovative care delivery models such as ProvenHealth Navigator®, ProvenCare® and ProvenExperience®. As one of the nation’s largest health service organizations, Geisinger serves more than 3 million residents throughout 45 counties in central, south-central and northeast Pennsylvania, and also in southern New Jersey at AtlantiCare, a Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award recipient. In 2017, the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine and Geisinger Jersey Shore Hospital became the newest members of the Geisinger Family. The physician-led system is comprised of approximately 30,000 employees, including nearly 1,600 employed physicians, 13 hospital campuses, two research centers, and a 583,000-member health plan, all of which leverage an estimated $12.7 billion positive impact on the Pennsylvania and New Jersey economies. Geisinger has repeatedly garnered national accolades for integration, quality and service. In addition to fulfilling its patient care mission, Geisinger has a long-standing commitment to 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