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Carroll County Memorial Hospital Foundation sponsored their inaugural fundraising event, a 5K Walk/Run. This event was held Sunday, May 5th at 8:30 a.m. beginning at the hospital parking lot. Participants enjoyed a course that included the hospital campus, walking trail including newly established portion joining the hospital campus and school campus. “This was the first event of this type for CCMH, and the first ever event for the CCMH Foundation” Jeff Tindle, Chief Executive Officer stated. “We are tremendously pleased with the support and participation level of the event. We look forward to future events of this type in continuing with our quest of community wellness”
Event organizers, under the direction of Shannon Jordan, Chief Operating Officer, were excited to offer both a walking event and a timed 5K course which 65 participants enjoyed. “As with any event of this magnitude it is truly made possible by the volunteers. And our volunteer team did a fantastic job, many of which had never participated or watched a 5K event prior.” Medals were awarded to the top 3 finishers in each category by Foundation President, Arlene Heins. Results for the 5K running event are:
19 & under: 1st place Cody Paris of Hale, 2nd place Morgan Daniels of Hale & 3rd place Katie Scott of Carrollton
20-30: 1st place Mike Daniels of Hale, 2nd place Megan Narron of Marshall, 3rd place Amanda Scott of Carrollton
31-40: 1st place Chris Newham of Norborne, 2nd place Cindy Gilman of Brunswick, 3rd place Jennifer Hostetter of Waverly
41-50: 1st place Terri Stephens of Hale, 2nd place Eric Witt of Tina, 3rd place Marta McCracken of Tina
51-60: 1st place Frank Mercer of Carrollton, 2nd place Leda Beeler of Dewitt, 3rd place Sandy Berghager of Carrollton
61& over: 1st place Linda Rucker of Bosworth, 2nd place Terry Heins of Carrollton, 3rd place Pam Dedrick of Chillicothe.
For the walking event there are 2 categories
25-49: 1st place Susan Rucker of Tina, 2nd place Christina Acord of Sedalia, 3rd place Gwen Scott of Carrollton;
Over 50: 1st place Gina Leimkuehler of Brunswick, 2nd place Shelia Scott of Carrollton, 3rd place Arlene Heins of Carrollton .
“We were looking to have a fun event for all ages and ability levels to enjoy not just the event but the community and all it has to offer,” says Arlene Heins, President of Carroll County Memorial Hospital Foundation “the weather cooperated and all of Carroll County was well represented as well as many surrounding communities. The event raised nearly $1,500 which exceeded our expectations. We are appreciative of all the support.”