Putting more students on the path to a health care career is the goal of the Saturday, Sept. 12, Walk-a-Thon sponsored by the Auxiliary at HSHS St. Joseph’s in Breese on the hospital HealthPlex Track.
The event opens with registration at 9 a.m. with the walk at 10 a.m. Participants walk a mile – approximately twice around the fitness oval – or more if they like and the event will be held rain or shine.
Teams and singles are welcome; all must sign a liability waiver.
In addition, HealthPlex staff will lead warm-up exercises, refreshments will be available before and after the walk, attendance prizes will be awarded and gifts will be presented to any children attending.
Those interested may sponsor themselves at $12; those registering before Aug. 23 will receive a tee-shirt the day of the event. Youth sizes extra-small (2/4) through large (14/16), and adult sizes small through 3X are available although quantities may be limited.
Donations from non-walkers are also welcome and shirts will be available at $12 each while supplies last.
Checks should be made payable to “Lights for Scholarship” and contributions can be given as a memorial or in honor of a loved one.
Proceeds benefit the organization’s “Lights for Scholarship” fund which provides grants-in-aid for health care career students in Clinton County. Nancy Renschen is Auxiliary Scholarship Committee chair and grants are awarded at the Auxiliary’s annual meeting in June.
In 2015, “Lights for Scholarship” funded $1,000 grants for 18 students in fields as diverse as dental hygiene, nursing, physical therapy and speech language pathology.
Including this year’s total, the organization has collected and distributed $206,000 to 352 students over the program’s 45-year history. The program began in 1970 with a single $500 grant.
For more information or a registration form, contact 526-5351 or firstname.lastname@example.org.