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Hockey's Back and So Are the Pittsburgh Penguins With Their Annual Visit to the Patients of Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh


WHO: Pittsburgh Penguins players and coaches as well as Iceburgh, the team mascot

WHAT: For the past 23 years, the Pittsburgh Penguins hockey team has made an annual team visit to the patients of Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. The players and mascot visit every inpatient floor as well as patients in the Emergency Department and Intensive Care Units. The Penguins will sign autographs, pose for pictures with patients and distribute Penguins memorabilia.

WHY: Among the units the players will visit is 8 North, which is where Hematology/Oncology and Bone Marrow Transplantation patients are hospitalized. Team owner and star Mario Lemieux, a cancer survivor and longtime supporter of pediatric cancer research, supported and dedicated a playroom in the name of his son Austin on the 8th floor.

WHEN: Friday, Nov. 18, 2005, 1 p.m.

WHERE: Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, 3705 Fifth Ave, Oakland

Editor's Note: Media interested in covering this event and photo opportunity should meet in the hospital's main lobby to be escorted to the event.

Marc Lukasiak, 412-692-7919 or 412-692-5016,
Melanie Finnigan, 412-692-5502 or 412-692-5016,

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June 17, 2008