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SEVENTH ANNUAL “BE TRUE TO YOUR SCHOOL” 5K! COMING AUGUST 20 AT ADAMS NATURE PRESERVE

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SIOUX CITY, IA: The seventh annual Siouxland Community Health Center’s 5K affords Siouxland area residents an opportunity to get a little exercise and raise some much-needed funds for their favorite area high school.

The “Be True to Your School 5K” unfolds Saturday, August 20 at Adams Homestead Nature Preserve in McCook Lake, SD. Race day check-in will begin at 7 a.m. with the race and walk scheduled to begin at 8 a.m. This year’s walk/race is being sponsored by Mercy Medical Center.

The “Be True to Your School 5K” is designed to promote a healthy and active community and features a Siouxland High School Challenge in which the area high school with the most participants will receive $1,000 for first place, $750 for second place and $500 for third place. All 5K participants, students and adults, will be asked to declare a school at registration. The cash awards will go to the school’s athletic department to support their programs.

Last year’s top-prize winner was Bishop Heelan Catholic School’s who won $1,000. East High finished second and received $750 and Dakota Valley schools won $500.

High school students who are interested in being a part of their school’s team should contact their respective school’s athletic director for registration information. Medals will also be given to the top three finishers in adult men and women and youth 18 and under men and women.

Registration fees for the event are $25 for adults and $10 for youth and students of all ages. All those who register by August 12 will receive an event t-shirt. Pre-registration is encouraged. Walk-up registrations will also be accepted the day of the event beginning at 7 a.m. Proceeds from the 7th Annual Be True to Your School 5K Challenge will be used to support the needs of patients who receive their care from the Siouxland Community Health Center.

Participants can visit Siouxland Community Health Center on Facebook or Twitter or go to www.slandchc.com to register and find complete event information. For questions or additional information, please contact Jessica Demke at 712-224-1803 or via email at jdemke@slandchc.com

Siouxland Community Health Center is celebrating its 25th year of service to the residents of the tri-state region. Last year, the Center served more than 26,000 patients.

SCHC 5K Just Around the Corner

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You have to be old to appreciate this. The year was 1963. (I was eleven!) The Beach Boys were just coming into their own. Here is a stanza of one of their hits.

So be true to your school (Rah rah rah rah sis boom bah)

Just like you would to your girl or guy

(Rah rah rah rah sis boom bah)

Be true to your school now

(Rah rah rah rah sis boom bah)

Let your colors fly

(Rah rah rah rah sis boom bah)

Be true to your school

(Rah rah rah rah rah)
I loved the Beach Boys but this wasn’t one of their solid gold hits….nonetheless, it’s pure SoCal.

As we started our preparation work for this year’s SCHC 5K, we were searching for a theme. My marketing colleague Cara (who is really good at this stuff for an analyst/planning geek floated the idea of using the old Beach Boys song “Be True to Your School” as our hook. Good call.

SCHC awards cash prizes to the three high schools that send the most participants to the 5K. Last year Heelan won $1,000 – Sgt. Bluff earned $750 and Dakota Valley got a check for $500. We will be doing the same this year.

The price is reasonable. $10 for students and $25 for non-students….and that includes a t-shirt if you register before August 14. You can register on line or by calling Jessica at 712-224-1803.

Oops….the date and location.

Saturday, August 22nd, at Adams Nature Preserve in McCook Lake. Registration begins at 7 (if you haven’t pre-registered) and the race starts at 8.

See you there.

A New Twist on an Old Standard

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That’s what the Siouxland Community Health Foundation is doing with this year’s 5K Race / Run. The number of charity runs in Siouxland has grown faster than those orange cones in a construction zone. If you are so inclined, serious runners could find an event every weekend.

This year, we’re trying something different. As the grandparent of a 4-year old boy, I know all I need to know about Superman, Batman and all of the other action figurines. This year we are giving all of the big boys and girls an opportunity to suit up as their favorite Superhero and toe the line at the Superhero 5K Run/Walk on August 23rd. Better yet, we’re providing cash prizes to the best individual and group in costume.

You won’t be competing with me this year. I’m going to do the 5K Walk but really have no interest in dressing up in costume. I already consider myself a finely-tuned machine and hate to mess with perfection. (Insert your own joke at your risk.)

I hope you can join us. We need the money.

Registration is just $25 or adults and $10 for youth and students. That includes a very attractive event t-shirt that will one day be safely ensconced in the t-shirt Hall of Fame. You can register on-line at www.slandchc.com or call race expert Jessica at 224-1803.

Bring your “A” game.

Siouxland Community Health Foundation Announces Date for Summer 5K

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SIOUX CITY, IA: Siouxland Community Health Foundation is looking to the hit the ground running when it will host its 5th Annual 5K Run/Fun Walk Saturday, August 23rd at Adams Homestead Nature Preserve in McCook Lake, SD. Race day check-in will begin at 7 a.m. with the race and walk scheduled to begin at 8 a.m.

Now in its fifth year, the event is designed to promote a healthy and active community and encourages participation among all ages. In cooperation with Mercy Medical Center, the event will once again feature a Siouxland High School Challenge in which the area high school with the most student participants (Grades 9-12) will receive $1,000 for first place and $750 for second place. The cash awards will go to the school’s athletic department to support their programs. High school students who are interested in being a part of their school’s team should contact their athletic director for registration information.

Registration fees for the event are $25 for adults and $10 for youth and students. All registered participants will receive an event t-shirt. Pre-registration is encouraged and will be accepted through August 14th to guarantee a shirt. Registrations will also be accepted the day of the event beginning at 7:00 a.m. Proceeds from the 5th annual run and fun walk will be used to support the needs of patients who receive their care from the Siouxland Community Health Center.

Participants can visit Siouxland Community Health Center on Facebook or visit www.slandchc.com to find complete event information and links to register or become a sponsor. For more information about the event, please call Jessica Demke, Marketing Assistant at 712-224-1803 or jdemke@slandchc.com

Siouxland Community Health Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that has provided quality health care services to Siouxland for over 20 years. The mission of the health center is to be a patient-centered medical home that improves the physical, dental, and behavioral health of the Siouxland community.

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