The Great Chesapeake Bay Wellness Race & Family Walk
‘Raising Awareness for Good Mental Health’
The National Mental Health Association has designated May as National Mental Health Month to create awareness about this illness and the possibly disabling consequences of this disease. A way to participate locally and promote good physical and mental health is with the Eastern Shore Hospital Center Auxiliary event.
For the last forteen years, approximately 300 community members have joined our patients and staff on the second Saturday in May to help reduce the stigma surrounding mental illness.
More than 200 runners and walkers participated in the 2016 event.
All proceeds directly benefit our patients, residents and special programs.
This year the Eastern Shore Hospital Center celebrates our 102th Year. The Wellness Race and Family Walk will be held on Saturday, May 13, 2017 beginning at 8:00 AM. Participation fees for the race for adults are $30 pre-registration for the 10K run, 5K Run/Walk and 1 mile Family Walk. Registration on the day of the race will increase to $35. The fee includes a commemorative tee shirt, refreshments, post-race breakfast and prizes. There is no fee for children under the age of 12, however, their registration cannot be done through Active.com. They must be registered in person at the hospital before race day, or on location the day of the race.
The ESHC Auxiliary is a totally volunteer, 501 (c) 3 organization whose sole purpose is to provide patient services at the hospital. The Auxiliary sponsors many special activities throughout the year. Approximately 65% of ESHC patients are deemed indigent and it is the Auxiliary’s goal to raise $10,000.00 a year in order to give those patients approximately $1.00 per day to use in the center’s café or gift shop. 100% of the proceeds from the Run/Walk will be given directly to our indigent residents.
The Eastern Shore Hospital Center us a regional acute-care psychiatric facility, under the jurisdiction of the Maryland Department of Health & Mental Hygiene. The ESHC Auxiliary was chartered in 1952. The Auxiliary is a totally volunteer 501 (c) 3 organization. As a not for profit organization, our Auxiliary has a parallel mission with the Eastern Shore Hospital Center. This mission is to provide the highest quality recovery-based continuum adult inpatient and transitional mental health services for sixty patients and sixteen residents on the Eastern Shore. We serve citizens of the counties of Cecil, Kent, Queen Anne’s, Talbot, Caroline, Dorchester, Wicomico, Somerset and Worcester.
The hospital is geographically located in Dorchester County. However, our primary service area for in hospital patients is the lower shore counties of Maryland’s Eastern Shore.
To register, volunteer, become a sponsor, please contact the ESHC Auxiliary at 410-221-2358 or toll free at 888-216-8110, ext. 2358 or fax 410-221-2356 or email: [email protected].
10K Race Starts at 8:00 AM
5K and 1 Mile Walk Starts at at 8:10 AM
Breakfast starts at 9:00 AM
Awards begin at 9:30 AM
PLEASE ARRIVE BY 7:30 AM TO INSURE ENOUGH TIME FOR CHECK IN
Free parking will be available on the grounds of the Hyatt RegencyChesapeake Bay Resort. Pleae follow the instructions of the volunteers on race morning.
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