HSHS St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital raised over $16,000 for their diabetes education program in the Superhero Race held at the Richard E. Workman Sports Complex on Saturday, September 10th. The race had over 300 participants.
Michael Wall, St. Anthony’s Director of Philanthropy, commented, “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 […] 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.” The diabetes programs available includes meetings with a Registered Dietitian, access to food, financial assistance with medications, and access to diabetic supplies, nutrition education, behavioral goal setting, and laboratory exams.
The event included a Kids Fun Run prior to the 5K/10K Race which included 107 registered kids. 220 participants ran in the 5K and 40 participated in the 10K. The race had 67 area sponsors including lead sponsors: Effingham County Vision 20/20, Fresh Graphic Design Studio, Hetzel’s Overland Transport, Hodgson Mill, Meyer Oil and Mach 1, Preferred Events, 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 colleague, which helped raise funds for those with diabetes.