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TMH Auxiliary Hosts 11th Annual 5K


The Taylorville Memorial Hospital Auxiliary hosted its 11th annual Heart and Sole 5K Fun Run/Walk on Saturday, September 21.  Men, women and children of all ages ran or walked the 5K course through the streets of Taylorville and enjoyed the chance to be outside for a good cause.

“We utilized a race event company again this year,” said TMH Auxiliary liaison Debbie Johnson.  “One of the great things they offered were timing chips so runners and walkers would get fast and accurate result times.”

Meant to encourage the community to live an active and healthy lifestyle, it is one way the Auxiliary promotes the mission of Taylorville Memorial Hospital to improve the health of the people and community it serves.  Through the support of participants and sponsors, proceeds from this event help fund the Auxiliary’s current $120,000 pledge in support of the medical technologies fund of the TMH Foundation to purchase new laboratory equipment.

Top overall male:  Blake Davis.  Top ranks by age division: ages 11-19 Jacob Kilduff, ages 30-39 Wyatt Hohenstein, ages 40-49 Scott McClure and ages 60 and up Denny Wuehler.

Top overall running female: Heather Whetsell. Top ranks by age division:  ages 11-19 Melanie Kilduff, ages 30-39 Kacie Christian, ages 40-49 Abbey Corso, ages 50-59 Marjorie Beck and ages 60 and up Debbie Seaton.

Established in the 1950’s, the Taylorville Memorial Hospital Auxiliary promotes the mission of TMH through service to patients and the community by sponsoring healthcare-related projects through fundraising efforts.