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Cindy Ficorelli
Phone: (810) 606-6270
Fax: (810) 606-6279
caficorelli@genesys.org

08/25/2010

Genesys presents run/walk to benefit hospice patients

(GENESEE COUNTY, MI) Genesys will host its 10th annual 5K Run/Walk Saturday, Sept. 25 with proceeds benefiting patients and families of Genesys Hospice. "Dash for a Difference" will take place on the grounds of Genesys Regional Medical Center - Health Park in Grand Blanc Township.
Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.

Here is the schedule of events:

5K run: 10 am.
5K walk: 10:05 a.m.
One mile fitness run for kids: 10:45 a.m.
Quarter mile indoor fitness run for kids: 11:10 a.m. (indoor track at Genesys Athletic Club)

Awards are given to overall and first Masters male and female finishers, as well as the top three finishers in each division. All participants in the kids events will receive a finisher's award.

Cost is $20 (if registered by Sept. 17) and includes a t-shirt. Without a t-shirt, cost is $15. Late registration is $25 (with a t-shirt) and $20 (without a t-shirt). Cost for kids' races is $10 (early or late registration) and includes a t-shirt.

Child care is available for children ages 2 to 10. Call Genesys Athletic Club at 810-606-7534 for reservations.

To register for the run/walk, call the Genesys Health Foundation at 810-606-7909 or go on line at www.genesysathleticclub.com or www.active.com.

Genesys Home & Hospice Care staff provide services wherever a patient lives, whether it is at home, a nursing home, an assisted living facility, or at the Genesys Hospice Care Center in Goodrich. The Genesys Hospice team is dedicated to providing comprehensive care and support to enhance quality of life through expert pain control, symptom management, and psychosocial and spiritual support. The team includes nurses, home health aides, social workers, therapists, volunteers and clergy who all work under the direction of the patient's primary care physician. Hospice physicians monitor patient care and are available for consultations. In addtion, Genesys Hospice staff are available 24 hours a day to ensure patient needs are met as soon as they arise. For more information on Genesys Home & Hospice Care services, call 810-636-5000.

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