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Enjoy An Energizing Evening with Herschel Walker, April 28

Enjoy an energizing and inspiring evening as St. Barnabas Charities honors Herschel Walker at the 122nd St. Barnabas Founder’s Day Celebration to be held Thursday, April 28, 2022 at the Pittsburgh Marriott North in Cranberry Twp. Founder’s Day tickets are on sale now and event proceeds support residents and patients who rely upon the Free Care Fund at St. Barnabas.

Herschel Walker will receive the 2022 St. Barnabas Hance Award. The Hance Award was named in honor of St. Barnabas founder Gouverneur Hance, who was inspired to provide medical care for poverty-stricken and chronically ill and injured men and boys in 1900. The Hance Award is presented to a person of national acclaim who exemplifies Hance’s ideals of benevolence, patriotism, and service to others. Previous Hance awardees include President Gerald Ford, First Lady Barbara Bush, Elsie Hillman, Fred Rogers, Dr. Patch Adams, Rocky Bleier, Debbie Reynolds, and many others.

Herschel Walker is nationally known for his 15-year NFL career and his outstanding collegiate performance at the University of Georgia, where Walker carved out an equally successful business career. To this, he adds the role of mental health awareness advocate. His compassionate, enlightened leadership has earned him the

St. Barnabas Hance Award in memory of Gouverneur Hance, whose compassionate leadership led to the founding of St. Barnabas in 1900.

In his business endeavors, he is President and CEO of H. Walker Enterprises and Renaissance Man Food Services, a certified minority enterprise that supplies poultry, pork, and bakery products to the marketplace, custom bedding, solar blinds, and draperies to the hospitality industry as well as promotional products.

Walker’s book, Breaking Free, tells of the joys and hardships of his childhood leading to his remarkable college and professional career. He is a living testimony of the strength of the human spirit and the ability to overcome challenges.

The St. Barnabas Founder’s Day Celebration will bring together corporate sponsors, prominent business people, and community leaders to honor Herschel Walker for his contributions. The event begins at 5:30 p.m. with a cocktail reception, auction, and raffles – followed by a dinner celebration. A VIP photo pass is also available to guests. Following the Hance Award presentation, Herschel

Walker will deliver a speech inspired by his career.

Tickets range from $300 – $475. For event tickets or to purchase books or raffle tickets, call 724-625-3770 or visit Proceeds benefit the St. Barnabas Free Care Fund, which supports elderly patients and residents who cannot afford their care.

About St. Barnabas

St. Barnabas Health System is Pennsylvania’s largest health care concern of its kind, offering comprehensive, compassionate care for people of all ages.

St. Barnabas’ spectrum of care includes three retirement communities, five living assistance facilities, two skilled nursing homes, home care, hospice, and a community outpatient medical and dental center.

Our beautiful suburban campuses are located a short drive north of Pittsburgh in Allegheny and Butler Counties and west in Beaver County. Our golf operations, Conley Resort & Golf Club, and Suncrest Golf & Grille are located in Butler County.

St. Barnabas provides more than $6 million in free care annually, engaging in innovative methods to raise money for its Free Care Fund such as Founder’s Day, Free Care 5K, Rudolph Auto Repair, Furniture at the Firehouse, and The General Store.

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