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Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare to host fourth annual clergy chase 5k race

(Source: Methodist Healthcare Foundation) (Source: Methodist Healthcare Foundation)

Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare is hosting the Fourth Annual Clergy Chase on September 5 at Overton Park Pavilion. 

The Clergy Chase will begin at 9 a.m. at 2080 Poplar Ave.

The purpose of the 5k run/walk is to not only encourage congregations to run with their pastors to raise awareness, but also to share the importance of diabetes wellness, prevention and care in the Mid-South.

The funds raised at the event will benefit the Methodist South Diabetes Wellness & Prevention Center, by providing patients with a variety of treatments such as access to diabetes care, tools to monitor and manage their health,and tips for diabetes prevention. 

"This is our fourth year doing the Clergy Chase," President of the Methodist Healthcare Foundation Paula Jacobson said. "We think it's a great opportunity to increase awareness in the community,get people moving and most importantly raise funds for the diabetes wellness and prevention center."

Also,following the 5k run/walk the Methodist Healthcare Congregational Health Network for Family Fun & Faith event will take place. Participants will receive snacks and refreshments,and there will be games and activities for children. 

The race costs $20 for adults, $10 for children 12 and under, or $15 to participate as a spirit runner (t-shirt only). Registration will be open from 7:30-8:30 a.m. However, interested participants can pre-register online here.

For more information contact Emily Dunahoo at (901) 516-0836.

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