West Chester, OH—Dec., 10, 2012—On Thursday, Dec. 6, event organizers from the Miles That Matter Foundation, organizers of the One Fun Run 5K Run/Walk & Party presented a gift of $10,500.00 to the leaders of West Chester Hospital, a benefactor of proceeds from the event held on August 18, 2012. The event, held for the second year on the West Chester Hospital campus, featured a 5K run/walk, auction, games and activities, and an after-party with music and dancing.
The Miles That Matter Foundation mission is to educate and promote health and fitness in local communities with an emphasis on enriching each life touched through a variety of fundraising events and long-distance running training programs.
The One Fun Run event was created by the Miles That Matter Foundation to celebrate health and fitness, and encourage people to get and stay fit. West Chester Hospital collaborated with the Miles that Matter Foundation to host the event. Hospital officials plan to direct donated funds to further improve patient care services. Additional beneficiaries include Building Blocks for Kids and Maple Tree Cancer Alliance. Presenting sponsors were MSA Architects and Wal-Mart.
“We are extremely honored to have had the opportunity to work with the Miles that Matter Foundation and to participate in this wonderful event that emphasizes the enrichment of people’s health and lives,” stated Tom Daskalakis, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of West Chester Hospital. “We are sincerely appreciative that our hospital was chosen as a benefactor to receive a portion of the proceeds from this worthwhile event.”
(Photo: Michael Schuster, Principal, MSA Architects and One Fun Run Presenting Sponsor; Tom Daskalakis, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, West Chester Hospital; and Karen Cosgrove, Founder and Executive Director, Miles That Matter Foundation. )
About West Chester Hospital
West Chester Hospital is a 160-bed, all-private room, hospital located in West Chester, Ohio. Utilizing the very latest in medical technology, and drawing upon the University of Cincinnati’s nearly 200 years of research and medical expertise, West Chester Hospital provides discovery-driven care in a pleasant, healing environment. The hospital is conveniently located and easily accessible from Interstate 75 at Tylersville Road. Services available include an emergency department, inpatient and outpatient surgical procedures, as well as a full spectrum of inpatient and outpatient diagnostic testing and treatment amenities. West Chester Hospital is one of only two hospitals in the Greater Cincinnati and Dayton regions to receive the 2012 HealthGrades Outstanding Patient Experience Award – ranking the facility above 90% of hospitals nationwide for patient satisfaction. For more information about West Chester Hospital, please visit www.UCHealth.com/WestChesterHospital.
About UC Health
UC Health, the University of Cincinnati’s affiliated health system, includes University Hospital, ranked one of the best hospitals in the region by U.S. News & World Report; West Chester Hospital, one of Cincinnati’s newest hospitals and the recipient of the 2012 HealthGrades® Outstanding Patient Experience Award™, ranking it above 90 percent of hospitals nationally for patient satisfaction; Drake Center, Cincinnati’s premier provider of long-term acute care; University of Cincinnati Physicians, Cincinnati’s largest multi-specialty practice group with more than 650 board-certified clinicians and surgeons; Lindner Center of HOPE, the region’s premier mental health center; and several institutes focusing on the areas of cancer, the neurosciences, cardiovascular and diabetes. To learn more, visit UCHealth.com.