Ski for a Cause, for Applause, Just Because

Media, PA, February 04, 2017 --( It’s official, six more weeks of winter according to Phil. Skiers and Supporters of the Elwyn community are hitting the slopes on Sunday, March 12, 2017 at Blue Mountain Resort in Palmerton, Pa. for The Teddy Bedrossian Ski-a-Thon.

The Ski-a-Thon honors the life of Teddy Bedrossian, an adorable, blond-haired, blue-eyed medically fragile special needs boy who passed away nine years ago from kidney failure. When he was born, doctors predicted Teddy would only live to be four months old. Defying the odds, he lived to be 18 years old. He was strong and courageous throughout his medical journey.

During his life, Teddy attended Elwyn, where he received outstanding education, exceptional care and compassionate support. The words of his father, Ned Bedrossian, MD, "There is no place like Elwyn."

The Ski-A-Thon is fun for everyone. Included in the day are a full day lift ticket with line-cutting privileges, a 2017 first-time lesson package, commemorative event tee-shirt, an apres-ski luncheon, an awards ceremony with grand prizes, raffles and a silent auction. Proceeds from the 2017 Ski-a-Thon will support the Davidson School Building Initiative, a state of the art facility for children with intellectual disabilities. Registration will begin at 8 A.M., followed by the event from 9 A.M. to 1 P.M.

For more information regarding The Teddy Bedrossian Ski-a-Thon, visit or contact John Cannon at 484.844.0309 or via email. Blue Mountain Resort is located in Palmerton, Pa., 75 miles north of Philadelphia. For directions and more information, visit

About Elwyn
Founded in 1852 in Pennsylvania as a school for children with intellectual disabilities, Elwyn has always been at the forefront of innovation. Today, it is a premier educational and behavioral health organization, helping children and adults with special needs maximize their potential. Elwyn, headquartered in Media, PA, with an expansive list of community residential sites, local schools, workplaces and individual homes, is present in four states and is continuing to grow. The organization employs more than 2,700 people and serves more than 13,000 individuals each year. Elwyn’s philosophy is to engage, empower and enrich every individual in its care. For more information, call 610.891.2000 or visit
Jennifer Cohen