$20 – $40

Unity Event: Medical Providers Against Opioid Addiction

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Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium

7370 Baker Street

Pittsburgh, PA 15206

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UPMC Opioid Awareness Event co-sponsored by the UPMC Health Plan, PA Society of Anesthesiologists and PA Association of Nurse Anesthetists

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Last year alone, there were over 60,000 deaths from opioid overdose in the United States.

AS MEDICAL PROVIDERS, we experience the consequences of the opioid epidemic on a daily basis. We all agree that opioid addiction is terrible, but supporting a local charity doesn't have to be! Let's get together for night of good music, drinks, and appetizers at the Pittsburgh Aquarium. We can enjoy networking with our colleagues from around the city and raising money for a noble cause.

TICKETS are $40 and includes entrance to the Pittsburgh Aquarium, soft drinks, and appetizers. Alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase at our cash bars. Parents with younger children are also invited to attend but should purchase of a “Child" ticket on their behalf. Direct donations to our local charity will be made on behalf of our Dedicated Sponsors. Personal donations by attendees during the event are greatly appreciated, but not expected.

VENUE: We have reserved the entire PPG Aquarium, so there will be plenty of space to hang out with friends and family in a comfortable environment. All medical providers and their loved ones are invited to attend!

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LIGHT OF LIFE PITTSBURGH is a local non-profit organization that treats opioid addiction in the Pittsburgh community (https://www.lightoflife.org/eyeoftheneedlepgh/). A Light of Life representative will also be on site, to answer any questions about their mission.

DEDICATED SPONSORS: The UPMC Health Plan, the PA Association of Nurse Anesthetists (PANA), and the PA Society of Anesthesiologists (PSA).

ABOUT US: Every January, nurse anesthetists and physician-anesthesiologists celebrate National Anesthesia Week. As perioperative specialists, we are developing novel pain management strategies to limit or completely avoid opioid use in the operating room. Please join us for this special event and share with us your part to the solution!

MAKE ONLINE DONATIONS TO LIGHT OF LIFE: For those who cannot make the event but would like to donate, please visit https://www.lightoflife.org/. When making your donation, please select the option “I’d like to leave a comment with this gift” and write “in support of the Unity Charity Event”, this will help us keep track of donations made online.

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