Each year Mercy Hospital Foundation’s Scrub Run 5K health and wellness event gets bigger and better thanks to you.
Over 270 runners and walkers put their best foot forward at the charity run to raise funds for the Heart Center at Mercy Hospital. The Scrub Run raised over $52,000 (net $43,000) and increased awareness for heart health in our community! This included team Mercy Wellness Green Wing Warriors, pictured left.
Joe Silliman, 42, finished first in 18:33 and Mary Lawrence, 39, was the top female finisher with a time of 19:05.
Running with Heart Participants
For the second year, the Scrub Run proudly recognized our Running with Heart participants who have overcome and persevered through life threatening challenges.
Scott Swenson is a heart attack survivor and Mercy Hospital patient who supported this year’s race to raise awareness of Heart Disease – the leading cause of death in Western New York.
Mark Messinger (pictured right with son, Shane) suffered a life-changing accident in July 2016 when he fell from a 6-foot ladder while attempting to cut down a tree dangerously close to his family’s home.
When he fell, the tree came down on top of him and crushed several bones in his body. He was told it would take a year to recover. Thanks to the team from Catholic Health’s McAuley Residence Rehab Department and McAuley Seton Home Care, Mark is not only back on his feet, but running once again!
Thank you to the Scrub Run Teams
Special thanks to all of the Teams:
- The A-Team
- Amherst Soccer
- The Baker Bunch
- Checkers AC – and our Zero to 5K runners here today for their first 5K!
- Mercy Wellness Green Wing Warriors
- Sleep Walkers
- Stellar Dental
Plus, special thanks to the Scrub Run Chair, Nancy Sheehan, Catholic Health’s Sr. Vice President and Chief Legal Officer, as well as the Scrub Run sponsors and supporters, participants, volunteers, event committee members, and Mercy Hospital Foundation Board of Directors for helping to make the Scrub Run a success.
Thank you, again! We hope to see you at next year’s Scrub Run.