On Saturday, August 12, 2023, the community is invited to participate in a remarkable celebration of healthcare, unity, and physical fitness as Avita Health System presents the 12th Annual Moving Hearts & Soles 5k Run/Walk, One Mile Walk, and Kid Runs.

A Tradition of Giving Back

Moving Hearts & Soles is not merely a run or a walk. It is an extraordinary day that offers an opportunity for the community to come together and celebrate the healthcare services within the local region.

10 Years of Impactful Fundraising

In the last decade, Moving Hearts & Soles, with support from the Avita Health Foundation, has raised more than $50,000. These funds have been allocated to two key initiatives: the Dr. Theodore Ebner Allied Health and Employee Scholarship Programs. This year, there’s an added objective, as a portion of the proceeds will also support designated clinical programs.

Kathy, a beneficiary of one of the scholarship programs, expressed her gratitude: “The support from the Moving Hearts & Soles event has been instrumental in my education. I’m now able to pursue my dreams in healthcare, thanks to this community’s generosity.”

A Day to Impact Lives

Those who participate in the run, walk, or enjoy watching their children have fun can truly make a difference. It’s a day where community members can contribute to enhancing the lives of patients and students while bringing more awareness to the quality healthcare Avita Health System provides.

Event Details

The event is graciously supported by Adena Corporation, demonstrating the collaboration between various organizations that strive to promote health and wellness within the community.

Date & Location

  • Date: Saturday, August 12, 2023
  • Location: Galion High School
  • Schedule:
    • 7:00 a.m.: Registration begins
    • 8:30 a.m.: One Mile Walk
    • 9:00 a.m.: 5K
    • 9:45 a.m.: Kid Races

Join the Celebration

Whether you’re a seasoned runner, a casual walker, or someone who loves to support community initiatives, you can play a vital part in this event. By joining the 12th Annual Moving Hearts & Soles, you are partaking in a tradition that emphasizes community, healthcare, and the betterment of lives.

Jerry, a long-time participant of the Moving Hearts & Soles, summed it up nicely: “Every year, it’s an incredible feeling to see the community come together for a great cause. The energy, the smiles, and knowing that we are helping others, it’s truly special.”

To be a part of this fantastic day, register today (can be done here), and mark your calendar for a day filled with energy, joy, and community spirit.

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