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COMMUNITY DAY Franciscan Health Crawfordsville and Franciscan Physician Network will host a Community Day on Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017 from 7 a.m. to noon at the hospital, 1710 Lafayette Road in Crawfordsville. Special events will be at Christi Hubler Chevrolet in Crawfordsville.
5K WALK/RUN The goal of the Community Day 5K is to raise awareness and funds for our New Emergency Department. Each year more than 18,000 patients visit our emergency rooms, and many of these individuals do not have the resources necessary to support even their most basic needs. To address this concern all proceeds will help purchase equipment and supplies needed by our most vulnerable patients and their families.
The 5K will take place on Saturday, September 16, 2017 starting at 8am at the Christi Hubler Chevrolet dealership. The race will run in conjunction with our Community Day festivities which will take place at the hospital from 7 a.m. to noon.
SCHEDULE 7 - 7:45 a.m.: 5K Registration: Christi Hubler Chevrolet presents the 2017 Franciscan Community Day 5K – at Christi Hubler Chevrolet, 1705 Lafayette Road.
8 a.m.: 5K starts
7:30 - 10 a.m.: Free cholesterol and glucose screenings (fasting is preferred) – inside the hospital. Additional screenings offered between 7:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. All screenings presented by The Journal Review.
9 a.m. - noon: Health and wellness demonstrations on the Health and Wellness Stage, presented by The Journal Review..
9 a.m. - noon: Informational booths by area social service and non-profit agencies; Kids’ Zone presented by The Paper of Montgomery County.
10 a.m. - noon: Free food available.
PARKING Parking for the 5K will be available at Christi Hubler Chevrolet.
Parking for Community Day Parking is available in lots around the hospital, the Marie Canine Cancer Center at 1706 Lafayette Road; Franciscan Physician Network Orthopedics and Sports Medicine at 1702 Lafayette Road; and in lots at the Franciscan Health Diagnostic and Surgical Center and physicians’ offices at 1630 and 1660 Lafayette Road (follow the connecting trail from the center to the hospital.). In addition, the hospital is prepared to park cars in the front yard.
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