VNA of the Treasure Coast Hosts 5K Run

By  //  April 9, 2012



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(Images By Cyndi Byars)

INDIAN RIVER COUNTY • SEBASTIAN, FLorida — The VNA of the Treasure Coast’s second annual “Hustle for Home Health and Hospice 5K” was a big success, attracting more than 200 participants of all ages. 

The event also marked the grand opening of the VNA’s Hidden Treasures thrift store, which is located at 11646 US Highway 1 in Sebastian.

“On hundred percent of the proceeds from our thrift stores provide support to VNA Hospice of Indian River County”, said Tracey Kendrick, VNA Communications Manager.

Tracey Kendrick is with VNA of the Treasure Coast.

“The funds offset the day-to-day operating expenses of the VNA Hospice program.  This allows the VNA to fulfill its mission of providing compassionate end-of-life care for Indian River County patients, regardless of their financial resources.” Kendrick said.

Hustle for Home Health first-place finisher James Cole was pleased with his 19:25 finish time in the 3.1 mile run/walk.  All participants finishing the race received medals, and the first 300 registrants received a free long-sleeved t-shirt and goodie bag.  Event sponsors included, Advanced Motion Therapeutic, and Miller’s Healthmart Pharmacy.

The run/walk began near the Sebastian Hidden Treasures store, south of Riverview Park, and continued along the scenic Indian River.  A number of VNA volunteers manned food and water stations along the finish line.

Since 1975, the VNA has been committed to bringing skilled, compassionate and cost-effective home health care to  Brevard and Indian River patients.   The VNA is a non-profit organization that also offers community wellness services such as flu vaccinations and no-cost blood pressure and blood sugar screenings.

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