Kids are running to raise awareness for the local hospital’s quasquicentennial.
Jacqueline Kannan, the Executive Director of the Wayne Memorial Hospital Foundation, says students from four Wayne County elementary schools have been running 1.25 miles in honor of Wayne UNC’s 125th anniversary.
The schools taking part so far were Tommy’s Road, Carver Heights, North Drive, and Brogden Primary, and other schools still have the opportunity to participate.
Kannan says the many of the kids ran thinking about family members and their experiences at the Wayne County hospital.
The students were also awarded medals and certificates honoring their 1.25 mile run.
Kannan says the Foundation is grateful to Wayne County Public Schools for letting the students participate in the awareness-raising runs.
As part of the 125th birthday celebration, Kannan says the Foundation is hoping to raise $125,000.
Kannan says its about funding the next 125 years by reinvesting in the hospital with new programs and taking care of our healthcare heroes.
One of the next anniversary activities will be the pop-up museums showcasing Wayne UNC’s history and work over the last 125 years.
Community members are also invited to share their connections to the hospital by honoring a local healthcare hero at the 125th anniversary website.
You can learn more about Wayne UNC Health Care’s 125th anniversary activities and events at 125wayne.org.
Students from Carver Heights Elementary School ran in honor of Wayne UNC Health Care’s 125th anniversary last week.