Western Pennsylvania WALK to End Hydrocephalus
Saturday, September 30th

We are excited to announce our 2023 Honorary Chair, Dr. Jody Leonardo!

Dr. Jody Leonardo

Dr. Leonardo is board certified in neurosurgery and fellowship trained in intraventricular and skull base neuroendoscopy. She specializes in the diagnosis and surgical treatment of disorders of the central and peripheral nervous system including Hydrocephalus. She has particular interest in minimally invasive endoscopic brain and skull base surgical techniques as well as the surgical management of adult Hydrocephalus.  

Dr. Leonardo has multiple accomplishments, certifications, and accolades:

  • Received her medical degree from Medical College of Pennsylvania Hahnemann University

  • Completed her neurosurgery residency at the University of Buffalo in Buffalo NY

  • Went on to complete her fellowship and eventually joined the University at Buffalo Neurological Department as assistant professor 

  • Served as director of the Adult Hydrocephalus Clinic as well as Brain Endoscopy for University at Buffalo Neurological Department

  •  She is certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgery

  • Graduated Summa Cum Laude from Duquesne University

  • Published author of multiple articles in peer reviewed medical journal
Dr. Leonard is associated with AHN Neurosurgery and Wexford Health and Wellness Pavillion

Here are some of our event features for the whole family.
Enjoy facepainting by Maureen, kids crafts, mascot and costume character apprearances, photo booth, FREE Carousel Rides, Basket and 50/50 Raffle (ticket prices below). UPMC CHP Neurology Unit will be here all day too!  Snacks and Water provided all day and cookies from EatnPark Cookies!

Please bring your Ambassador Avenue poster next to registration table by 10:30AM. We will provide supplies if you did not make one or forget!

Raffle Ticket Prices: $20 for 25 tickets, $3 for 1, $5 or 3, $10 for arms length
50/50 Raffle Prices: $1 for 1, $5 for 3, $10 for arms length (cash only)

Schenley Plaza - Pittsburgh

Day of Event Schedule 

Registration/Check-in 10:00AM - 11:00AM
Opening Ceremony 11:15AM - 11:30AM
WALK Start  11:30AM - 12:00PM
Post WALK celebration & Raffle Drawing 12:00PM - 1:00PM

Directions to the park

Directions to the Posvar parking garage

Parking is free and will be identified with balloons and signs

Well-behaved dogs on leash are welcome, we will have water stations and special treats for your dogs. 

For more information, contact our local volunteer leader:

Honorary Chair: Dr. Jody Leonardo, Shannon & Sean Welsch, Sherrie Lane

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