Start off the New Year with the fun, family-friendly St. Joseph’s Medical Center’s 5th Annual 5K Fun Run/Walk for Wellness presented by Hill Physicians Medical Group on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 9am. Starting at St. Joseph’s Medical Center on Maple Street, the race is a flat, double looping, 5km (3.1 mile) run/walk through University Park for people of all ages and fitness abilities. Last year nearly 500 runners and walkers joined to kick off the New Year with a pledge to a healthier lifestyle. We invite you to join us in encouraging the community to live an active and healthy life in 2014.
Net proceeds from this year’s Run/Walk for Wellness will help build a Hybrid Operating Room in St. Joseph’s Heart Center. The new Hybrid Operating Room (OR) will have the capability to transform from a cardiac catheterization lab to an operating room in a matter of seconds, with cutting-edge technology and tools at our fingertips. It will allow us to offer less-invasive heart surgery for more people with severe heart disease and/or other medical complications. The new facility will also provide access to new technologies and procedures like percutaneous valve replacement and repair. These technologies and techniques help minimize pain and reduce recovery times, so our patients can return to full, active lives more quickly.
Get your family, friends, co-workers, club members, and others to sign up today and have a great time helping others just by running or walking. Kids and baby strollers are welcomed and encouraged!
The entry fee for this event is $30 until January 10, when it will increase to $35. Children under the age of 10 may participate for $10, and each child participant will receive a medal courtesy of Fleet Feet Stockton.
Join us as we salute to an active and healthy 2014. For registration or more information, visit StJosephsCares.org or contact Jenny Copello at (209) 461-3338 or Jenny.Copello@DignityHealth.org.
Register today at www.Active.com.