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St. Luke’s Penn Foundation’s 2022 Autumn Hope-A-Thon Raises More Than $171,000 for Mental Health and Addiction Programs

The 2022 St. Luke’s Penn Foundation Autumn Hope-A-Thon surpassed its goal by raising more than $171,000 through the generosity of event sponsors. The money raised will provide key support for Penn Foundation’s 25 mental health and addiction treatment programs that serve more than 15,000 individuals annually through its main Sellersville campus and satellite locations throughout Bucks, Chester and Montgomery counties.

“We are incredibly grateful to the many individuals and businesses who generously supported our Autumn Hope-A-Thon this year,” says Wayne Mugrauer, President, St. Luke’s Penn Foundation. “This support is more important than ever as the demand for mental health and substance use treatment services continues to rise. Thanks to our caring community, St. Luke’s and Penn Foundation can make significant investments to expand mental health services, open new facilities and launch leading-edge programs throughout the region to more effectively and efficiently meet the community’s needs.”

The Autumn Hope-A-Thon was held on November 3 at Immanuel Leidy’s Church in Souderton. This year’s theme was “Healing, Recovery, and Family.”

After shifting to a completely virtual event in 2020 and 2021, St. Luke’s Penn Foundation was excited to offer a hybrid event this year, which brought together its caring community for an in-person dinner.

The event was also livestreamed on WFMZ.com. The Foundation welcomed Miss Pennsylvania, Alysa Bainbridge, as a special guest.

Attendees of the 2022 Autumn Hope-A-Thon heard the moving stories of individuals and families who found hope through St. Luke’s Penn Foundation’s care and shared information about the innovative services available through the Foundation.

In addition to the Hope-A-Thon being livestreamed, an online auction was held, which raised more than $7,000. The public bid on items such as Eagles tickets, Iron Pigs tickets, weekend getaways, handcrafted items, gift baskets and more.

The amount raised during the 2022 event surpassed St. Luke’s Penn Foundation’s goal to raise $150,000 through this year’s Autumn Hope-A-Thon and online auction.

If you missed the Autumn Hope-A-Thon, you can watch the livestream HERE.