Heartland Half Marathon & 5K Proceeds Presented to Memorial Hospital
Jasper – On Wednesday, October 29, Kevin Manley, Treasurer of DC Multisport, presented checks totaling $23,603 to Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center’s Martie Bickwermert, Director of Cardiopulmonary Services, and Angela Hoagland, Director of Pharmacy and Oncology Services. This money was raised through the Heartland Half Marathon, 5K, and Team Challenge events held on August 30 and coordinated by DC Multisport, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting health and wellness while giving back to the local communities.
Proceeds given to the Phillip R. Dawkins Heart & Vascular Center will be used to support a dedicated nutritionist/dietitian to help patients in cardiac rehabilitation make healthy changes in their lifestyles and habits. Past proceeds were used to purchase new equipment for the unit and educational information for a resource library for patients in cardiac rehab. Proceeds given to the Lange-Fuhs Cancer Center will be used towards developing Integrative Medicine programs including massage therapy, women’s support groups, men’s support groups, and various other programs that address the body, mind, and spirit of cancer patients and their families.
Proceeds from the Heartland Half Marathon, 5K, and Team Challenge are also made possible through generous donations by local businesses including: Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center; Heartland Cardiology Associates; Walmart; NewsNew DC; StarStruck DJ Service; The Timbers of Jasper; Dubois County Visitors Center; Fit Together; German American Bancorp; Matrix Integration; OFS Brands; Old National Bancorp; Stens; Southwest Indiana Orthopaedics and Spine Associates; Velpen Trucking & Disposal Co.; Eckert’s Pool Supply; Obermeyer Honda Yamaha Suzuki; Uebelhor & Sons; Wabash Valley Produce; Birk Corporation; Farbest Foods; Freedom Bank; Indiana Furniture; Ewing Printing; 101 Country WBDC; Aaron’s Rental Center; Ackerman Oil; Becher-Kluesner Funeral Homes; CVS Pharmacy; SERVUS; Dubois County Tire & Supply; Eck-Mundy Associates; Finishing Touches; Gunderson Eyecare; H. Properties; Jasper Obstetrics & Gynecology; REM Bicycle Center; State Farm Insurance – Debbie K. Allen; Tierra-Derco International; Tretter Physical Therapy; Uebelhor Oil; Werner Sawmill; and Woods Printing Company.
This was the third year for this event which is held annually in Jasper during Labor Day weekend. New for this year was the Kids Fun Run and Festival and Team Challenge. For information on next year’s event, go to www.heartlandhalfmarathon.com.