Gather your friends, kids, and co-workers and come out for a fun-filled walk on Saturday, September 21 at 9:30 a.m. when the Deborah Hospital Foundation kicks off its 3nd Annual Walk-a-Thon to benefit Deborah Heart and Lung Center, the region’s premier heart, lung, and vascular hospital. This year Deborah’s 2.5 mile Walk-a-Thon has a new location – scenic Freedom Park in Medford and a new companion event, a 5K Run through the center of downtown Medford Township, sure to please all the area runners. Race start is 9:00 am on Union Street.
Each year that the Deborah Hospital Foundation’s Bohlen Mt. Holly, Medford, and Home Chapters have hosted the walk the event has grown. Last year’s 270 walkers and 60 sponsors raised $15,000 for Deborah Heart and Lung Center, which in 91 years has never billed a patient.
Deborah Patient Care Technician Laralee Remson is one of those with specific fundraising goals. “I am hoping to raise $500,” she said “but I expect to surpass that. I have a strong relationship with my Deborah patients and I know that what I am doing will give back to them the most. I love being a part of Deborah.”
Walk/Run Event Coordinator Doreen Liller is appreciative of the efforts of all those who support the event.
“We could not put on such a successful day without our legions of supporters,” she said. “I am excited this year to exceed last year’s total, and I am very excited about our new venue in Medford and the addition of our run. I am eagerly anticipating a large turnout of walkers and runners.”
Pre-registration for both the walk and run is $20. Registration the day-of-the event is $25. All those pre-registered by September 6th will receive a complimentary t-shirt. All participants will receive a gift bag and post-race/walk refreshments. Medals will be awarded in the 5K run for first overall male and female; top 3 males and females according to age group (14 and under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, and 60+) and the top male and female Deborah employees. For more information, or advance registration, call Doreen Liller at 609-893-3372 ext. 8001, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.deborahfoundation.org. Registration the day of the event will be at Medford Township Municipal Building, 91 Union Street, Medford, NJ.