|Stride for Health 2012|
The Dr. Bob Harney 2012 Stride for Health Event will be held on Saturday, August 18 at Revere Beach. Come Walk, Run or Roll to help Hallmark Health System raise over $125,000 for the Cardiology, Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Programs. Registration is $20.00 for the event and pledges are accepted. Registration tents will be set up behind the State Police Barracks on Revere Beach Boulevard. Registration starts at 7:30 AM and the event will begin at 9:00 AM. The 5k event will be held “Rain or Shine”.
This year’s event is a collaborative effort between Hallmark Health System and the Boston Bruins Foundation. If you register and participate in the event you will have a chance to meet Shawn Thornton of the Boston Bruins and Mike Eruzione Captain of the 1980 Gold Medal US Olympic Hockey Team. You will also get a tee shirt at the event.
“Dr. Bob”, as he was lovingly known, had been a well-respected orthopedic surgeon for over 25 years. As a private physician, he was anything but private. He committed his time and considerable energy to helping his patients as celebrated individuals, making house calls in the worst of snowstorms and changing arm casts just to match the color of a prom dress. He dedicated his career to the education and welfare of able-bodied, yet physically and intellectually challenged athletes. Colleagues found his commitment to patient care unwavering and his ability to teach, mentor and lead unsurpassed. Patients found confidence and trust in his friendly and calm demeanor. Dr. Harney would light up the room with his smile. Unfortunately, Dr. Harney recently lost his fight against cancer but his dreams live on.
The funds will be used to provide valuable CPR training to 10th and 11th grade students in communities north of Boston. It will also be used to purchase lifesaving Automated External Defibrillators (AED) for area youth hockey teams and athletic facilities. Funds will also go towards the purchase of a new Hallmark Health System Mobile Van to provide local communities with valuable on-site health screenings and programs. The van will also be equipped to provide baseline testing for sports concussions at local rinks, ball parks, fields and athletic sites throughout the year.
Thank you for putting both your heart and “sole” into the 2012 Stride for Health. Every step you take assists Hallmark Health System in providing state-of-the-art care to people in our community. We encourage you to raise pledges - it is easier than ever to do it on-line. In less than five minutes you create a personal fundraising page and customize it by uploading writing a personal message. You can even upload a photo. After you customize your page, email your message to your family, friends, colleagues and those in your social networking sites, like Facebook and Twitter. You'll be amazed at how many people will support you with an on-line donation! Create your page here
As a Stride for Health participant, you demonstrate your commitment to Hallmark Health System. Sign up on-line to walk and follow the simple instructions to create a personal fundraising page.
Throughout the event we will be broadcasting information through Facebook and Twitter to keep you interacting and up to date with all of the latest activities including the walk, food, music and celebrity sightings!. We encourage all walkers to post photos from their mobile phone to the Hallmark Health System Facebook page.
For more information call 781.979.6100 or visit us online at www.hallmarkhealth.org or www.facebook.com/Stride4Health