(EFFINGHAM, IL) – HSHS St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital’s 2017 Superhero Race held September 9 was a big success, thanks to support from the community. Held at the Richard E. Workman Sports & Wellness Complex, the home of St. Anthony’s Physical Rehabilitation and Wellness services, there were 350 registered participants, with the event netting over $18,700 to benefit diabetes education at St. Anthony’s.
Michael Wall, St. Anthony’s Director of Philanthropy, shared, “On behalf of the Superhero Race Committee, I would like to extend our thanks to the sponsors, volunteers, and participants who supported this event in any way to help those in our community living with diabetes,” he said. “Because of your support and through many community partnerships, St. Anthony’s is able to provide individuals with diabetes assistance in obtaining resources to manage their disease.” These resources include meetings with a Registered Dietitian, access to healthy food, financial assistance with medications, and access to diabetic supplies, nutrition education, behavioral goal setting, and laboratory exams.
The 2017 Superhero Race held a Kids Fun Run prior to the start of the 5K/10K race, which included 65 registered kids. There were 220 people who registered for the 5K race, and 47 people who registered for the 10K race. There were 67 sponsors of the event, including lead sponsors: Hodgson Mill, Fresh Graphic Design Studio, Kohl’s, Meyer Oil and Mach 1, and Tebbe Excavating. In addition to the race, there was a raffle of over 30 baskets created by St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital departments and colleagues, which helped raise additional funds for those with diabetes.
St. Anthony’s Superhero Race Committee thanks all the race sponsors and the hospital colleagues who created and donated baskets for the raffle, and offered a special thank you to the Workman Sports and Wellness Complex for hosting the event and permitting use of their facilities. Thank you also to the 65 individuals who volunteered their time to make this event a success. In addition, the committee extends their gratitude to Dr. Ryan Jennings, Chief Medical Office with HSHS St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital for greeting the participants, thanking them for their support, and for sharing how the money raised from the Superhero Race will benefit those in our area who live with Diabetes.
For more information about the HSHS St. Anthony’s Foundation, contact Michael Wall, Director of Philanthropy, at (217) 347-1854 or email Michael.Wall@hshs.org, or visit the hospital’s web site at stanthonyshospital.org. HSHS St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital is part of the Southern Illinois Division of Hospital Sisters Health System, which also includes HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Belleville, HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital in Breese, HSHS Holy Family Hospital in Greenville, and HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital in Highland.