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Published on September 28, 2015

KishHealth System Physical Therapy Center Hunger 5K Run/Walk Benefits Food Pantries

September 28, 2015

KishHealth System Physical Therapy Center Hunger 5KSANDWICH, Ill. - The second annual KishHealth System Physical Therapy Center Hunger 5K Run/Walk was held on Sept. 19 at the Sandwich Fairgrounds. The charity event hosted 103 registered participants and raised $8,084 that will be distributed to the Foods Resource Bank and seven Sandwich-area food pantries: Cornerstone Church Food Pantry, Our Sharing Pantry, Hinckley Area Food Pantry, Helmer Lutheran Church Pantry, The Store at Harvest Chapel, Five Loaves and Two Fish, and Kendall County Food Pantry.

Thirteen local and area businesses donated 37 raffle prizes which were given to the participants and 23 businesses helped cover the cost of the event through financial sponsorships. Five local and area businesses donated food items for the runners. Many local and area businesses donated goody bag items that were given to the participants. “The local community understands the important role the food pantries play in providing for those less fortunate and were once again instrumental in the success of the event. For this the Hunger 5K Committee and staff at the Physical Therapy Center would like to thank all those who helped and participated,” said Chris Laurent, KishHealth System Physical Therapy Center athletic trainer and race committee member. “Whenever you put on an event you always hope for a very positive outcome and, despite the occasional rain, the local community once again showed their generosity with financial sponsorships, product donations, time and effort that allowed us to provide an enjoyable experience for all participants as well as the approximately 30 volunteers.”

Event sponsors included: Corporate Sponsors: First National Bank and John Deere Foundation; Gold Sponsors: Just In Time Heating, AC, Plumbing, NB&T, and RB & Associates Consulting, Inc., Timber Creek Inn and Suites; Silver Sponsors: The DeLong Co., First Insurance Group, and Heartland Bank and Trust; Bronze Sponsors: AdvoCare, Arends Hogan Walker, LLC, BBK Motor Sport, Elgin, Earlville Post, HR Green, Inc., Leland American Legion, Midwest Dental - Sandwich, Paul Auten, Trailer Guy Sandwich, RWB Consultants, South Moon BBQ, Squaw Grove Dental, Tri-County Kiwanis, and Waters Dental Group. Event partners included: First National Bank, Fox Valley YMCA, Sandwich, KishHealth System, Sandwich Area Chamber of Commerce, and the Sandwich Park District.

The third annual KishHealth System Physical Therapy Center Hunger 5K Run/Walk is planned for September 2016. Results are posted at www.kishpthunger5K.org. For more information about KishHealth System and the KishHealth System Physical Therapy Center’s events, visit www.kishhealth.org

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