War Memorial Nurses’ Charity Race is Sunday

Good morning. The War Memorial nurses would greatly appreciate it if you were able to remind folks about their charity race this Sunday. It also might make a nice family event to cover. It starts at 9 a.m. outside the hospital.

Thank you,



News from the Michigan Nurses Association

Thursday, May 2, 2013

CONTACT: Dawn Kettinger, 517-721-9688 (cell); dawn.kettinger@minurses.org

SAULT STE. MARIE – The War Memorial Nurses Association and the Michigan Nurses Association will hold the second annual charity race: “Expanding for the Long Run” – a 5K Run/Walk Saturday, May 4.

The nurses are donating proceeds from the event toward a new WMH Emergency Department.

The race starts at 9 a.m. The route is a moderate level 5k one-loop course that starts and finishes on the corner of Nolte and Pine Streets. Participants should park by the Nolte Lots on the southeast side of the hospital.

Registration is from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. A course review will take place at 8:45 a.m.

Refreshments will be provided. Awards will be given by age division for runners and prizes will be given to the top female runner, top male runner and top walker.

Entry fees are $25 for adults and $10 for children 12 and under.

Sponsorships and donations for the race will be accepted up to race date.

At the race location, the nurses will also be sharing information about the importance of state legislation to require safe levels of nurse staffing in Michigan hospitals.

For questions, contact Charlotte Folkersma at cgfolkersma@lssu.edu or 906-748-1281.