|Via in the News
Family Ties, Start to Finish – 10/22/2009
Program Helps Teens Connect – 9/28/2009
Colleges, Individuals Take to Streets for Via –
A Marathon's Worth of Random Tidbits –
Runners, Walkers Compete in the LVHN Marathon for Via – 9/14/2009
Anthem singer starts last but finishes first at Lehigh Valley Health Network Marathon – 9/14/2009
Lehigh Valley Health Network Marathon for Via draws 2,600 – 9/14/2009
Via College Cup Challenge – 8/11/2009
Join VIA Marathon, Help Make Difference – 8/10/2009
Helping Teens with Disabilities – 8/3/2009
Via Presents Workshop for Siblings of Children with Special Needs – 8-1-2009
Fun Up Above – 7/14/2009
I Have a Marathon? In 2 Months?!? – 7/15/2009
Allentown Fire Department Looks To Threepeat At The Via Marathon – 06-29-2009
Allentown Firedogs Issue Challenge to Marathon Relay Teams – 06-28-2009
Via All-Star Basketball Tournament – 06-01-2009
'Teen Summer Experience' – 06-01-2009
Creating a Better Life – 05-01-2009
LVC Wins 3 Out of 4 Super Saturday Games – 04-02-2009
Via Game Brings Rivals Together for Charity – 04-02-2009
85 Pounds Down...26.2 Miles to Go – 4/1/2009
Aimee Mullins' Great Expectations – 04-01-2009
Via Game Brings Rivals Together for Charity – 04-01-2009
Overcoming Adversity – 03-31-2009
Keeping It Simple – 03-29-2009
Lehigh Valley Conference East Girls, Mountain Valley Conference Boys Win Via Games – 03-29-2009
Lehigh Valley West Boys and Girls Top Colonial League Counterparts at Via All-Star Basketball Classic – 03-29-2009
LVC Wins Three of Four All-Star Games vs MVC, Colonial – 03-29-2009
Rust No Problem for Via All-Stars – 03-29-2009
Scerbo Makes Good Use of Opportunity – 03-29-2009
We All Walk in Different Shoes – 03-27-2009
Cyr and Silvester Left Quite a Void – 03-26-2009
Parkland Grad Speaks at VIA's All-Star Banquet – 03-26-2009
Aimee Mullins, the Queen of Multi-Tasking, Delivers Her Message of Hope – 03-25-2009
Best players to be honored at Via All-Star Basketball Banquet – 03-23-2009
Hall of Fame Announces 2009 Class – 03-18-2009
Parkland's Aimee Mullins Speaks at Via Banquet – 03-18-2009
Lehigh Valley Basketball Hall of Fame Announces Four 2009 Inductees – 02-20-2009
World’s Dumbest Impulse Buy? Marathon Entry – 1/28/2009
Starting Line for Via Marathon Moved to LVH – 1/28/2009
Organizers Change Course of Marathon – 1/28/2009
Skills for a Better Life – 1/20/2009
Via Gets $7,000 Grant – 1/15/2009
Via Employment Program Receives $340,000 in Grants and Recognized as Beacon of Excellence
(November 9, 2009) Via of the Lehigh Valley received a $315,000 grant from the PA Developmental Disabilities Council and a $25,000 grant and recognition as a Beacon of Employment Excellence in providing employment opportunities for people with disabilities from the PA Medicaid Infrastructure Grant.
Via Marathon Raises $135,450 for Children and Adults with Disabilities
(November 6, 2009) More than 2,500 runners and walkers raised $135,450 in the Lehigh Valley Health Network Marathon for Via on Sunday, September 13, 2009.
Via Receives $275,000 Grant for Three-Year Autism Program
(November 3, 2009) Via of the Lehigh Valley received a $275,000 grant from Lehigh County HealthChoices for a program to provide support and services to adults age 21 and older with autism. Through this three-year grant, Via will provide services annually to 20 adults with an autism spectrum disorder diagnosis (ASD).
Lehigh Valley High School Basketball Hall of Fame Now Accepting Nominations
(October 29, 2009) The Lehigh Valley High School Basketball Hall of Fame is now accepting nominations for individuals to be considered for the Valley’s highest basketball honor.
Via Employment Program Receives $10,000 Educational Grant
(October 28, 2009) Via’s Employment program received $10,000 from the PA Medicaid Infrastructure Grant Promoting Social Security’s Work Incentives to help people with disabilities find jobs. Via’s Employment program provides job development, job coaching and follow-along support to adults with disabilities so they can work in the community.
Via Gives Back – Via Volunteers Give Thousands of Hours Each Year at Local Agencies
(October 20, 2009) When you volunteer, you give part of yourself – your time, talent, energy and skills. When you volunteer, you give back to your family and friends, to your neighbors, and to your community. When you volunteer, you know that you have made a difference in your community and in someone’s life.
Lehigh Valley Health Network Marathon for Via Results
(September 13, 2009) More than 2,600 runners and walkers participated in Lehigh Valley Health Network Marathon for Via on Sunday, September 13, 2009. Two hundred and twelve teams, 400 Full Marathon and 625 Half Marathon runners hit the streets running, while more than 600 walkers participated in a 5K Walk to help raise money for Via of the Lehigh Valley’s programs for children and adults with disabilities.
Marathon Course Finalized, New Finish Line
(August 12, 2009) Runners take your mark… the Lehigh Valley Health Network Marathon for Via (LVHN Marathon) course has been finalized and has a new finish line. The LVHN Marathon presented by WFMZ – Channel 69 and Wegmans will end at Center Square in Easton.
Via Teen Program to be Featured on CBS Morning Show
(July 31, 2009) Via’s Teen Summer Experience for teens and young adults with disabilities will be featured on Philadelphia’s CBS3 morning news program on Monday, August 3 (between 8:30 and 9am).
Via of the Lehigh Valley Announces New Board Appointees
(July 31, 2009) Via of the Lehigh Valley announced several new appointments to its boards of directors.
Via College Cup Challenge
(July 22, 2009) Professional hockey has the Stanley Cup, football has the Lombardi Trophy, and now the Lehigh Valley has the Via College Cup.
Via Presents Sibshops for Siblings of Children with Special Needs
(July 15, 2009) Brothers and sisters of children with disabilities now have a chance to meet and talk with other children whose brothers and sisters have special needs.
Allentown Fire Department Defends Title - LVHN Marathon for Via
(June 16, 2009) The Allentown Firedogs are ready to defend their title for the third year in the Lehigh Valley Health Network Marathon for Via on Sunday, September 13, 2009.
Via Golf Classic Results
(May 19, 2009) Yesterday’s Via Golf Classic at the Bethlehem Golf Club benefited Via's Children's Services which can make all the difference in a family's life.
National Volunteer Week, April 19 – 25;
Adults with Disabilities Give Back to their Community
(April 9, 2009) Every week more than 100 individuals set off from Via across the Lehigh Valley to volunteer their time and give back to their community. They head off to organizations like Luther Crest Retirement Community, the Crayola Factory and the Salvation Army to help make their community a better place.
Aimee Mullins, model, actress and advocate Announced as Via All-Star Banquet Speaker
(March 3, 2009) Aimee Mullins, born in Allentown, first received worldwide media attention as an athlete. Born without fibulae in both legs, Mullins’ medical prognosis was bleak; she would never walk and indeed would spend the rest of her life using a wheelchair. In an attempt for an outside chance at independent mobility, doctors amputated both her legs below the knee on her first birthday.
Via All-Stars Announced
(February 20, 2009) The teams have been picked and the match-ups set for what promises to a riveting day of end-to-end, high-spirited basketball for this year’s Via All-Star Classic.
Hall of Fame Inductees Announced Lehigh Valley Basketball Hall of Fame
(February 19, 2009) The Lehigh Valley High School Basketball Hall of Fame announced the 2009 inductees to be honored at the Via All-Star Banquet, presented by East Penn Bank, on March 25, 2009.
New Starting Line, New Course Design for Lehigh Valley Health Network Marathon for Via
(January 27, 2009) Runners take your mark… the Lehigh Valley Health Network Marathon for Via (LVHN Marathon) has a new start and a new look. The LVHN Marathon presented by WFMZ – Channel 69 and Wegmans announced today the 26.2 mile course will start at Lehigh Valley Hospital – Cedar Crest and take runners through the Lehigh Parkway to the Lehigh River Canal Towpath continuing through Allentown, Bethlehem and Easton.
Via’s Teen Summer Program – Now Accepting Registration Whole New Experience for Teen’s with Disabilities
(January 23, 2009) Young people want to be connected to friends and family, and learn, work, and be respected for their choices. Vias Teen Summer Experience, now accepting registration, helps teens develop social skills and peer networks that lead to success in young adult life, career development and independence.
For more information, contact:
Lisa Walkiewicz, Vice President of Communications
L.Walkiewicz@vianet.org | 484-893-5390