On a gray and chilly April Saturday at our headquarters in Seaford, Del., about 150 people laced up their running sneakers for the Trinity Foundation’s 7th Annual Heart & Sole 5K. Through both event registration and t-shirt sales, the Foundation raised $11,400 dollars for the Nanticoke Health Services Cardiac Unit.
The proceeds from 2016’s Heart & Sole 5K went towards purchasing two treadmills for the Cardiac Unit at Nanticoke Hospital. About 20 people use these machines per day, meaning approximately 100,000 people will benefit in the average 20-year lifespan for these machines.
“We are, once again, excited to see the success and impact of our 7th annual Heart & Sole 5K. Not only is this a great opportunity to support Trinity’s Wellness Campaign, but it is a great rallying point for the community in our efforts to support our local health provider, Nanticoke Health Services,” said Greg Massey of Trinity and race lead organizer. “We appreciate all of the sponsors and contributors, and everyone that came out to show their support for the event. We’re already looking forward to the 8th annual event next year.”
Participants were given the opportunity to run or walk the 5K, with categories ranging from children under 10 years old, to men and women over 70. Mardiny Ung from Elizabethtown, Pa. was the Female champion, finishing the race at 24:15:7. Tricia Massey of Felton, Del. was the Female Masters Champion, finishing the race at 25:37:5. In the men’s division, David Berger of Cherry Hill, NJ earned the bragging rights of Male Champion, finishing the race at 17:33:, and placing first overall. Robert Lupo of Marydel, Del. was named the Male Masters Champion, after finishing the race at 20:42:3.
“We are very appreciative of Trinity for their commitment to the community and the healthcare of western Sussex County. Through the funds of the annual 5K Walk/Run, heart patients at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital will greatly benefit through a new non-invasive hemodynamic heart system,” says Renee’ S. Morris, Executive Director of Nanticoke Health Foundation.
In additional to Trinity Logistics and the Trinity Foundation, other event sponsors included the Banning Foundation; QuantumEdge Technology; Granite Logistics; Sussex County, Delaware; the City of Seaford; and more.
In combination with money raised from the Foundation’s Big Pink Volleyball tournament in March, the Foundation will present Nanticoke Health Services with more than $16,000 toward their causes, up from last year’s $13,800 donation, a 16% increase.
Read more about the Trinity Foundation’s upcoming events by clicking here. If you would like to get involved with next year’s Heart & Sole 5K or other foundation events, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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