Mark Your Calendar For The 19th Annual Penn Highlands Mon Valley Lois Orange Ducoeur Breast Cancer Walk; New Location — Same Great Cause!

The Penn Highlands Mon Valley Lois Orange Ducoeur Breast Cancer Walk is a Valley favorite that women, men, children and even pets turn out for every year — rain or shine. The 2022 event, which is scheduled for Saturday, October 8, at 10:00 AM, promises to be bigger and better than ever.

The Walk has moved to the Center for Fitness and Health in the Penn Highlands Mon Valley HealthPlex, on Route 51, in Rostraver Township. Participants and guests can complete the Walk in the safety of a marked course free from motor vehicle traffic. In addition, the new site provides ample space to accommodate the walkers and those attending for the festivities.

"Practically everyone knows someone whose life has been touched by breast cancer," said Natalie Furgiuele, MD, a breast surgeon with Penn Highlands Mon Valley. "Our annual Walk makes a statement that our community is united to fight this disease. It shows that we all have the ability to care for and support those battling breast cancer."

Walkers are asked to make a minimum donation of $20 each to participate. Often, participants collect donations from family, friends and neighbors who cannot participate.

Registration for the Walk is available prior to the event at or the day of the event beginning at 9:00AM.

As in the past, the Walk will have an atmosphere of excitement and hope. Musical entertainment, motivational remarks from Dr. Furgiuele, vendors and refreshments will be part of the festivities. A highlight will be the special recognition for breast cancer survivors at the start of the event.

This year’s proceeds will benefit the Hahne Cancer Center at Penn Highlands Mon Valley, with the purchase of a clip marker system, for mammography biopsies. This system will improve the quality and accuracy of diagnostics and therapy for patients. Proceeds will also help to purchase an interface upgrade, to the Center’s vital sign machines. The upgrade will automatically add the patient’s vital signs to their electronic health record; thus providing the healthcare professional more face-to-face time with the patient.

For more information, contact 724-258-1657 or [email protected].


Penn Highlands Healthcare was officially formed in 2011, and is comprised of eight hospitals – Penn Highlands Brookville, Penn Highlands Clearfield, Penn Highlands Connellsville, Penn Highlands DuBois, Penn Highlands Elk, Penn Highlands Huntingdon, Penn Highlands Mon Valley and Penn Highlands Tyrone -- that have served area communities for the past 100+ years. Its business continuum also includes home care agencies, long-term care facilities and residential senior living communities, as well as durable medical equipment companies and retail pharmacies.

Penn Highlands Healthcare has evolved into an organization with 6,651 workers in 150+ locations throughout 39 counties in Northwestern/Central and Southwestern Pennsylvania that include community medical buildings, outpatient facilities, surgery centers and physician practices. The facilities have a total of 1,498 inpatient, skilled nursing and personal care beds. The system, which has 827 physicians and 405 advanced practice providers on staff, offers a wide range of care and treatments with specialty units for cancer, cardiovascular/thoracic, neurosurgery, pulmonology, neonatal and high-risk pregnancy patients. Being focused on what is important – patients and families – makes Penn Highlands Healthcare the best choice in the region.