Lace up those jogging shoes and run or walk for a great cause! Banner Casa Grande Community Hospital Foundation invites the public to participate in its 5th annual 5K, half marathon and 1-mile walk. This event will take place on Saturday, Feb. 3, at Central Arizona College, 8470 N. Overfield Road in Coolidge. Times are as follows:
- Half marathon – begins at 7:30 a.m.
- 5K run – begins at 7:45 a.m.
- 1-mile walk – begins at 8 a.m.
Proceeds will support uninsured and underinsured mammogram patients who seek treatment at Banner Casa Grande Breast Center. The center provides a compassionate environment that coordinates, educates and manages all breast-related health issues. In addition, the center uses state-of-the-art medical equipment to help in detecting the disease, including 3D tomosynthesis which greatly improves physician diagnostic accuracy, as well as patient convenience and comfort.
“We’re excited and honored that we can help so many women in our local communities,” said Kaitee Doll-Bell, director of the Casa Grande Community Hospital Foundation. “We encourage people of all ages, children included, to come out, have fun, and get healthy while helping people in need. Those who are unable to participate in the run or walk events can still come out and cheer on those who are in the race.”
Registration for the 1-mile walk is $30; the 5K marathon is $35; and the half marathon is $70. Those prices will increase slightly if participants decide to register on Friday, Feb. 2, or Saturday, Feb. 3.
Banner Casa Grande Medical Center is a full-service, community hospital providing comprehensive quality care to the Casa Grande Valley as well as the surrounding communities of western Pinal County. The hospital offers a variety of medical specialties including: cardiology, gastroenterology, gynecology, neurology, oncology, pediatrics, psychiatry and urology. Banner Casa Grande is part of Banner Health, a nonprofit healthcare system with 28 acute-care hospitals in six states. For more information, visit www.BannerHealth.com/casagrande.