Foundation system

Katie Foundation donates to GCoSM Behavioral Health Initiative

SCRATON — The Katie Foundation announced that it has donated $15,000 to the Behavioral Health Initiative (BHI) at the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine.

The Katie Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving treatment and services for people struggling with mental illness, raised funds at its annual 5Kate. The event is a run/walk and mental health fair that celebrates the life of Katie Shoener and helps raise community awareness about depression and bipolar disorder.

5Kate 2022 will take place on Saturday, October 15 at Nay Aug Park in Scranton.

“Our nonprofit organization is dedicated to shedding light on mental illness,” said Sarah Shoener of the Katie Foundation. “We are pleased to support the IHB, which has so effectively advanced the community debate on mental illness.
“We are once again honored to partner with The Katie Foundation. Their advocacy on behalf of people with mental illness is inspiring and directly in line with our aspirations at BHI to ensure that our students, staff, faculty and providers are better prepared to optimize the well-being of patients and communities. whom we serve,” said Julie Byerley, MD, MPH, President and Dean of the Geisinger Commonwealth. “We are touched by their generosity.”

About Geisinger Commonwealth Medical School
Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine (Geisinger Commonwealth) is a member of the Geisinger family. Geisinger Commonwealth offers a community-based model of medical education with campuses in Atlantic City, Danville, Doylestown, Sayre, Scranton, and Wilkes-Barre. Geisinger Commonwealth offers Doctor of Medicine (MD), Master of Biomedical Science (MBS), and Professional Master of Science (PSM) degrees. The school’s innovative curriculum, which focuses on caring for people in the context of their lives and communities, attracts the next generation of physicians and scientists from its region, as well as from across the country. The school also has over 500 residents and fellows in 31 accredited residency programs and 27 accredited fellowships. Geisinger Commonwealth is committed to non-discrimination in all employment and educational opportunities. For more information, visit join us on Facebook, instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.