Fundraising Events

Special fundraising activities help to support Community Nurses programs and services.  We welcome and appreciate your participation in these special events.

  • Used Book Sale (June 22, 23 & 24, 2017)
  • ABATE Benefit Bike/Vehicle Run  (Saturday, June 3, 2017)
  • Butterfly Release  (Sunday, August 7, 2016)

Please see below for more detailed information about each event.

Used Book Sale

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Readers of all ages enjoy the Community Nurses Used Book Sale

The Used Book Sale is a popular annual fundraising event for Community Nurses. The 2017 sale will be held on June 22, 23, & 24 at Sacred Heart Parish Center, 1st Floor Gymnasium on Center Street in St. Marys. Typically, over 10,000 books, donated by area residents, are made available to avid readers at very reasonable prices. Watch our calendar for more information on the times of the sale, and the date and times for collection days. Please save your used books to donate to our sale! Proceeds benefit the Adult Day Program.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!  Are you interested in a fun volunteer experience helping with the book sale?  Our fantastic volunteers collect, organize and sell the books.  Call 814.781.1415 for more information.

2017 Used Book Sale flyer 


ABATE Benefit Bike/Vehicle Run

Come ride with us on Saturday, June 3, 2017! For the past several years the ABATE God’s Country, Endless Mountains, Elk County  and Kinzua Chapters have organized a Benefit Run, also known as a Dice Run, to benefit our Hospice program. Did you know that you don’t have to ride a motorcycle to participate? ANY STREET LEGAL VEHICLE, cars, jeeps, etc. can join in. Bring your friends and family to ride with you for an enjoyable day together and to help support our hospice program. The ride begins in Emporium and winds through parts of Cameron, McKean and Elk Counties, with stops along the way, and food and prizes in St. Marys at the end.

Click here for more information about the 2017 ABATE Hospice Benefit Run! Proceeds will be used for medication for Hospice patients.

Butterfly Release for Hospice

  • Penn Highlands Community Nurses "Whisper Your Wish to a Butterfly"
  • Proceeds benefit PHCN Hospice Program.
  • 2017 Butterfly Release - DuBois Event - June 24, 2017
  • 2017 Butterfly Release - Clearfield Event - July 31, 2017
  • 2017 Butterfly Release - St. Marys Event - August 6, 2017
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Hundreds of butterflies will be released at these events, to benefit the Penn Highlands Community Nurses Hospice program. The butterflies are sponsored to honor and remember loved ones. When released, some butterflies flutter away immediately, while many others delight the crowd by staying to rest on hands, shoulders and nearby flowers and bushes. The events will also include inspirational readings, beautiful music and the reading of names. It is not necessary to sponsor a butterfly to attend this special event. All are encouraged to gather and join the celebration of remembrance.

Butterflies are available for purchase please download the event flyer/form below for instructions.